Ascot Racecourse

Ascot racecourse is situated in Perth, Australia. The Ascot grandstand is a 2000 meter in circumference with a 300 meters inclining final straight. The Ascot racecourse is managed by the Western Australian horse racing organization which is referred to as the Western Australian Turf club.

Type of races

There are several races that are held in the racecourse throughout the year. The races include but not limited to;

Kingston town classic; this is a race that was inaugurated in the year 1976. The race usually runs under the weight for age conditions. The horses participating in this race run over an 1800 meter distance. The race is named after Kingston Town who won in the 1982 race. The classic race is an annual event and it is held every month of December.

Railway Stakes; this is an annual event that is held during the month of November. This is a group 1 horse race and it falls under the handicap conditions.

Perth Cup; this is a race that is run every new years day every year. The race falls under the WATC group 2- horse race. The horses run in a 2400 meter distance.

Western Australia Derby; this is a group 2 horse race. The race is run every year during the month of April. It is a 2400 meter race.

C B Cox stakes; this is a race that falls under WATC group 2 horse race. It is a race that adapts to the weight for height conditions. The race is held annually during the month of December.

Winterbottom stakes; this race is an annual event that is held during the month of November in Perth.

Grp Race Name Age Sex Weight Distance Date
1 Kingston Town Classic 3YO+ Open wfa 1800 December
1 Railway Stakes 3YO+ Open hcp 1600 November
1 Winterbottom Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1200 November
2 C B Cox Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 2100 December
2 Karrakatta Plate 2YO Open sw 1200 March
2 Lee Steere Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1400 November
2 Perth Cup 3YO+ Open hcp 2400 January
2 WATC Derby 3YO Open sw 2400 April
2 WA Guineas 3YO Open sw 1600 November
3 A J Scahill Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1400 December
3 Asian Beau Stakes 3YO+ Open hcp 1400 October
3 Colonel Reeves Stakes 3YO+ Open hcp 1100 November
3 Hyperion Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1400 March
3 Lee Steere Classic 3YO Open sw 1400 December
3 Prince Of Wales Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1200 October
3 R J Peters Stakes 3YO+ Open hcp 1500 November
3 Strickland Stakes 3YO+ Open wfa 1800 April
3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 1600 February
3 WA Oaks 3YO Fillies sw 2400 March
Distance Record Time Date Horse
1000m 0:56.190 01/01/2009 Danny Beau
1100m 1:02.560 17/10/2009 Moonlight Drive
1200m 1:08.000 15/11/2008 Danny Beau
1400m 1:20.900 27/11/2010 Premardal
1450m 1:24.550 16/12/1978 Asian Beau
1500m 1:26.390 15/11/2008 Famous Roman
1600m 1:33.730 13/12/1988 Marwong
1800m 1:46.800 23/02/1980 Golden Heights
2100m 2:07.670 02/12/2006 Kim Joy
2200m 2:13.310 06/05/1989 Green Range Boy
2400m 2:25.990 01/01/2009 Guyno



Travelling To Ascot Racecourse

Here are your transport options if you want to know how to get to Ascot Racecourse:


The nearest train station is Belmont Station which is still about 5kms to Ascot Racecourse. On big race days, there is a free shuttle bus from Belmont Station to Ascot Racecourse. Visit Transperth to plot your journey to Ascot Racecourse via train.


The Circle Route Buses (98 & 99) stop at Ascot Racecourse. On major race days, there are shuttle buses from Belmont Train Station. Visit Transperth for the latest bus timetables.


Ascot Racecourse is located on Grandstand Road in Ascot, about 8kms north east of the Perth CBD. It’s only a 20 minute drive along the Great Easter Highway. Parking is available.