Ascot Racecourse (Western Australia)
Ascot Racecourse is the major racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, situated approximately 8 kilometres east of the Perth central business district, with the headquarters of the Perth Racing positioned directly opposite.
It is regarded as the ‘grand old lady’ of Australian racecourses. Featuring a 2 km (9.94-furlong) track with modern, well drained turf, and a 300-metre inclining straight regarded by experts as the most severe test of stayers in Australia.
In 1848 a race meeting was held on J.W. Hardey’s ‘Grove Farm’ alongside the Swan River. Soon afterwards a site was selected for a permanent course on Hardey’s property – this became the Ascot Racecourse. In 1852, the West Australian Turf Club was formed.
The following is a list of Group races which are run at Ascot Racecourse.
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 December 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 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 WA Champion Fillies Stakes 3YO Fillies sw 1600 November 3 WA Oaks 3YO Fillies sw 2400 March 3 WATC Sires Produce 2YO Open sw 1400 April
- hcp – handicap
- sw – set weights
- wfa – Weight for Age