Ascot Races News

Unlucky to be balloted out of contention for the featured Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), trainer Simon Miller is confident the Listed Carbine Club Of W.A. Stakes (1400m) figures as the perfect event for a consolation victory for Miss Rose De Lago at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday. Requiring a first…


Ascot Races

Ascot Racecourse is one of two premier racing venues in Perth, the other being Belmont Park, and is home to the biggest and most lucrative thoroughbred races in Western Australia.

Located just eight kilometres outside of Perth’s metropolitan centre, the Ascot racecourse and all of the great races that take place throughout the year are governed by the Western Australian Turf Club (WATC) also known as Perth Racing, who have their head office directly opposite the course.

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Major Ascot Races

There are two major periods of racing in Perth, with the Summer Racing Carnival running from late October until mid December featuring great Ascot races including the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). The $250,000 Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) is an important preparatory event held in November that many trainers target.

Other big events in the summer include the $500,000 Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) and the traditional New Years’ Day feature, the $400,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m).

Ascot racecourse is also used for Perth’s Autumn Racing Carnival, which is highlighted by the running of the coveted $500,000 Group 1 WATC Derby (2400m).

Autumn Ascot races that are also a huge attraction include the $500,000 Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) and the $250,000 Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m).

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Melbourne Cup

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

Group 1

Victoria Derby

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Crown Oaks

(2,500m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Mackinnon Stakes

(2,000m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

WFA

Group 1

Emirates Stakes

(1,600m)

Flemington

$1,000,000

Qlty

Group 1

Melbourne Cup 2014

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

Ascot Race Track Details

The race track at Ascot is a modern track with excellent drainage. It has a 2,200 metre circumference and a 300 metre straight and is considered one of Australia’s most demanding courses for staying events.

Online Betting

There is no better place to put your wagers down on Ascot racing than an online betting site. As they offer odds on everything from smaller local races to big racing events such as the Railway Stakes, punters will never run out of betting opportunities. In addition, there is a wealth of betting information available with a few clicks of the mouse. From Ascot betting tips to the latest Melbourne Cup form, you’ll find it all in one handy location. Betting online truly is the future of horse race betting. To find the latest on Australian horse racing, go to horseracing.com.au.