Perth Summer Carnival

perth racing carnivalThe 2017 Perth Summer Racing Carnival takes place at Ascot Racecourse from late October through to the end of December.

The Perth summer carnival is highlighted by the $1,000,000 Group 1 Railway Stakes in November and the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic in December.

Other feature races during the summer carnival are the $500,000 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes and $400,000 Group 2 Perth Cup.

Perth Cup day is always a huge social occasion to bring in the new year in Perth and is generally held on New Year’s Day each year. Occasionally it is held on New Year’s Eve which makes for an exciting meeting for locals.

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2017 Perth Summer Racing Carnival

Click on any of the race names below for a full race preview of each race thanks to Australia’s premier feature race website Horse Racing Info.

Australia’s premier feature race web site Horse Racing Info has full race previews for the Perth summer racing carnival and click on any race below for details on that particular race.

Saturday 4th October 2017
Ascot $125,000 Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes 1200m
Ascot $125,000 Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes 1400m
Saturday 11th November 2017
Ascot $200,000 Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes 1400m
Saturday 18th November 2017
Ascot $200,000 Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes 1600m
Ascot $200,000 Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes 1100m
Ascot $125,000 Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes 1500m
Saturday 25th November 2017
Ascot $1,000,000 Group 1 Railway Stakes 1600m
Ascot $350,000 Group 2 WA Guineas 1600m
Saturday 2nd December 2017
Ascot $500,000 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes 1200m
Saturday 9th December 2017
Ascot $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic 1800m
Ascot $125,000 Group 3 Lee Steere Classic 1400m
Saturday 16th December 2017
Ascot $250,000 Group 3 AJ Scahill Stakes 1400m
Saturday 23rd December 2017
Ascot $250,000 Group 2 CB Cox Stakes 2100m
Monday 1st January 2018
Ascot $500,000 Group 2 Perth Cup 2400m
Ascot $150,000 Group 3 La Trice Classic 1800m

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About Perth Racing

The Western Australian Turf Club (WATC), under the operations of Perth Racing, conducts thoroughbred racing in the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. Ascot and Belmont Park are the two city tracks used for city racing and they are located close to the Perth city centre.

Perth Racing hosts spring and summer racing carnivals at Ascot, with the winter racing carnival taking place at Belmont Park.

Spring racing at Ascot features the Railway Stakes, Winterbottom Stakes, and Kingston Town Classic. Major autumn races include the Karrakata Plate and WATC Derby. Winter racing at Belmont features four group races including the Belmont Sprint and Strickland Stakes.

Where is Ascot Racecourse?

Ascot Racecourse is Western Australia’s headquarters for racing and is located around 8 kilometres east of the Perth city centre.

Ascot Racecourse address: 71 Grandstand Rd, Ascot WA 6104

The Ascot track is 2,000 metres with an inclined straight of 300 metres and is known as one of the toughest run homes in Australian racing.

Ascot Racecourse Map

Where is Belmont Park?

Belmont Park Racecourse is Perth’s winter racing track for city racing. Belmont Park is 1,699 metres in circumference and has a 333 metre long straight.

Belmont Park Racecourse address: Goodwood Parade, Burswood WA 6100

Belmont Park is an excellent wet weather track with great drainage for winter racing.

Belmont Park Map