Ascot Racecourse Ascot is regarded as Headquarters for racing in Western Australia, with the state’s feature Group 1 races taking place at Ascot.
The racecourse is situated approximately 8 kilometres east of the Perth City Centre with the head office of The Western Australian Turf Club positioned directly opposite.
Perth Racing (formerly the Western Australian Turf Club) has been hosting thoroughbred race meetings at Ascot Racecourse for over 150 years. Although the course hosts four Group 1 events throughout the year, the time-honoured Perth Cup (2400m) remains one of Perth’s feature races and is held on New Year’s Day.
Group 1 races:
WATC Derby (2400m) $500,000 – March
Railway Stakes (1600m) $1,000,000 – November
Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) $750,000 – November
Kingston Town Classic (1800m) $500,000 – December
Regarded as the 'grand old lady' of Australian racecourses, Perth’s Ascot Racecourse is a well-drained turf track with a 300 metre inclining straight regarded by experts as the most severe test of stayers in Australia. Ascot is one of the smaller racecourses in Australia and inside barriers can be an advantage. Races are run in an anti-clockwise direction.
Circumference – 2022m
Length of straight – 294m
Ascot, WA 6104
Ph: 08 9277 0888 Race day
70 Grandstand Road
Ascot, WA 6104
Ph: 08 9277 0777
Fax: 08 9277 0740
Website: Perth Racing
How To Get There:
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.
Public car parking is available off Matheson Road for patrons arriving off Great Eastern Highway. For those crossing Garratt Road Bridge turn left at the Waterway Crescent roundabout into Leger Car park. One lane in each direction on Grandstand Road will be closed on Melbourne Cup, Super Saturday and Perth Cup.
Circle Route Buses (98 & 99)
Shuttle Bus Service
A 13 seater white Toyota Hiace bus (same as the Belmont Shuttle Bus) will transport patrons from the Burswood Train Station (Rivervale side) to Ascot between the hours of 10am to 1pm on a continuous service. The return journey to Burswood Train Station will start at 4pm until 6pm from the bus bay on Raconteur Drive.
Cost: $2.00 each way
Trains will be stopping at Burswood Station as per the normal timetable and fares. On the below race dates the 698 bus will collect patrons from the rail replacement stop #22055 on Victoria Park Drive to Ascot at no charge. Please see above for bus time details.
The taxi rank is located outside the Matheson Road Gate. Taxis are not permitted to drop off or collect patrons from Grandstand Road. On carnival days taxis can drop off at Leger Car park as well.