ASCOT RACECOURSE: TIPS, BETTING ADVICE & TRACK GUIDE

Ascot Racecourse has been in operation since March 1848 and is the home of Perth Racing.

It is approximately a 15-minute drive from the Perth CBD which makes it one of the most easily accessible racecourses in the country.

Ascot is home to a total of three Group 1 races:

  • The Kingston Town Classic which has been running since 1976
  • The Railway Stakes which sees horses over the ages of three compete
  • The Perth Cup, which is held on New Year’s Day, and
  • The WATC Derby was formally a Group 1 race before being demoted in 2011

Ascot Racecourse has a circumference of 2,022 metres with the home straight being 294 metres long.

Race distances are from 1,000 metres to 2,400 metres, runners on the inside barrier hold the advantage in the short and long-distance races.

BETTING ON ASCOT RACES

Bookmakers LadbrokesSportsbet, TAB, Neds and bet365 are the best places to bet on Ascot races.

They also offer some of the best odds on Ascot racing throughout the year.

Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

ASCOT RACECOURSE LIVE STREAM 

TAB and Sportsbet offer livestreams of Ascot horse racing.

In order to watch races, live on the TAB app or website, you must create an account and click on the race you wish to view.

Sportsbet have a Watch Live icon that will appear on their website and app. To watch a livestream of Ascot racing:

  1. Got to sportsbet.com.au or their app
  2. Click on ‘Racing’ in the left-hand menu
  3. Select Ascot from the list of ‘Racing’ meetings
  4. Click the play icon or ‘Watch Live’ icon for the specific Ascot race that you wish to view

ASCOT RACECOURSE HISTORY & EXPERIENCE

Ever since Ascot Racecourse was open in 1848, it has been regarded by experts as one of the toughest stayers.

Perth Racing, formally known as The Western Australian Turf Club was formed in October 1852 and held its first meeting in April 1853.

Perth Racing hosts 90 meetings per race season at home base, Ascot.

The magnificent two-tier grandstand and hospitality have made it one of the most entertaining and enjoyable racecourses in the country.

Ascot. Is also home to 15 different bars and restaurants which highlights its elegant touch on race days.

ASCOT RACECOURSE GROUP 1 RACES

Ascot is home to three Group 1 races with the first of the calendar year being the WATC Derby (2,400m) in April, followed by the Railway Stakes (1,600m) in November and the Kingstown Classic (1,800m) in December.

The Kingstown Classic is open for horses of any gender and age but is run as a weight for age race, that is anti-clockwise with a total prize pool of $1,000,000.

The Railway Stakes is open for horses three years of age and over with $1,000,000 prize money.

The WATC Derby sees three-year-old horses compete under set weight conditions with a total prize pool of $400,000.

Kingstown Classic1,800m
Railway Stakes1,600m
WATC Derby2,400m

 

ASCOT RACECOURSE TRACK AND FACILITIES

With Ascot having a circumference of 2,022 metres with the home straight being 294 metres long, it makes a fair competition for any horse to win from the front or behind.

Ascot Racecourse is the home of spring racing in Western Australia, hosting over 15 restaurants and bars, as well as live music and endless entertainment which appeals to a variety of people.

Ascot is easily accessible with multiple car parks open every raceday on-site within walking distance to the gates.

It is also possible to host and book function rooms and events at Ascot.

ASCOT WEATHER

 

ASCOT RACECOURSE EVENTS

To see the upcoming Ascot Racecourse events, click the link below to visit the Ascot Racecourse website.

https://www.perthracing.org.au/calendar#/event-view

ASCOT TICKETS

Ascot Racecourse hosts 90 meetings every year.

The Perth Racing website is the best place to book tickets, hire venues and view dining packages for upcoming racedays at the Ascot racecourse.

To view the ticket prices for upcoming Ascot race meetings. Click the link below to find tickets.

https://www.perthracing.org.au/calendar#/event-view

HOW TO GET TO ASCOT RACECOURSE FROM PERTH CBD?

There are many different options to travel from the Perth CBD to Ascot Racecourse. Here are some directions on how to get to the racetrack.

Public Transport:

  • Walk to St Georges Tce Stand C – After William St (Stop number 10124)
  • Catch bus 40, St Georges Tce Stand C – After William St (Stop number 10124) to Great Eastern Hwy Before Hargreaves St (Stop Number 14461)
  • Walk 718m to Ascot Racecourse (11 mins)

Car:

  • Depart from Perth CBD
  • Turn right onto Welliington Street (300m)
  • Turn left onto Lord Street (600m)
  • Turn right onto Garratt Road (5.5km)
  • At the roundabout, take the first exit (1.4km)
  • Arrive at the destination (200m)
  • Arrive at Ascot Racecourse, 70 Grandstand Road, Ascot WA 6104, Australia