Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse is the principle racetrack in Perth and hosts Western Australia's major horse racing events including the Perth Cup, Railway Stakes, Kingston Town Classic and Winterbottom Stakes.



Ascot is home to Perth’s horse racing industry with some of Western Australia’s greatest horse races held at the venue. The racecourse hosts the state’s summer and autumn racing carnivals in March/April and November/December.

The racecourse is located 8km east of the Perth city centre and The Western Australian Turf Club is located directly opposite. The racecourse features beautiful gardens and first class facilities including an interstate and local bookmakers ring. There is also an open sided pavilion the length of the Main Tote.

The track itself is 2,000 metres in circumference and features a 300 metre inclining straight. This straight is said to be the toughest test for stayers in Australia including those who compete in the Perth Cup on January 1. With a tough bend at the first turn, the inside barriers tend to have an advantage on this track.

  • Track Circumference: 2,000 metres
  • Racing Club: Western Australian Turf Club
  • Address: Grandstand Road, Ascot WA 6104
  • Telephone: (08) 9277 0713

Ascot Racecourse Map

Ascot Racing

The highlights of racing at Ascot are the Perth Cup, held every year on New Year’s Day, the Ascot Summer Racing Carnival and the Ascot Autumn Racing Carnival.

Feature races at Ascot Racecourse include:

  • Group 1 Railway Stakes
  • Group 1 Kingston Town Classic
  • Group 1 WATC Derby
  • Group 2 Perth Cup
  • Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes
  • Group 2 Karrakatta Plate
  • Group 2 CB Cox Stakes
  • Group 2 WA Guineas
  • Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes
  • Group 3 WA Oaks

Ascot Racecourse Facilities

The venue features nine alfresco dining and bar facilities which specialise in serving fresh gourmet food. The racecourse also boasts two tiered restaurants, The Terrace on the public floor and the Flying Colours for the track members.

Travelling to Ascot Racecourse

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

Train:

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.

Bus:

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.

Car:

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.

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Horse Racing Today

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Memsie Stakes next for P.B. La...

Memsie Stakes next for P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Showtime

The Team Hawkes trained Showtime produced a first class performance to earn...

Coolmore Stud Stakes spring ta...

Coolmore Stud Stakes spring target for Vain Stakes winner Tony Nicconi

The Group 1 $1m Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington at the beginning of...

Winx claims 26th straight win ...

Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Super mare Winx claimed her twenty-sixth straight win and surpassed Black...

Race Results

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Memsie Stakes next for P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Showtime

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Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Fiesta can celebrate win in the 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes

Race Previews

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Early Speed to suit Price’s three runners in 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes

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Fields & Form

Winx’s next Spring Carnival run to be in 2018 George Main Stakes

Quezette Stakes winner Sunlight aims at Coolmore Stud Stakes

Winx claims 26th straight win with 2018 Winx Stakes victory

Fiesta can celebrate win in the 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes

Early Speed to suit Price’s three runners in 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes