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Ascot Racecourse is regarded as Headquarters for racing in Western Australia and we provide expert Ascot betting tips for some of the racing action throughout the year.

Ascot stages Group 1 racing during the Perth Summer Carnival and is home to the Kingston Town Classic, Railway Stakes and Winterbottom Classic.

Latest Ascot Betting Tips

We provide expert betting tips for Ascot races throughout the year with comprehensive guides to all Group 1 races.

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Visit our Racing Bet of the Day section for the latest Ascot betting tips and best horse racing selections from across Australia.

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Expert tips every day of the week, including for racing at Ascot.

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Where to bet on Ascot Races

Bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill offer some of the best odds on Doomben racing throughout the year. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit at Ascot races, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

Ascot Group 1 Races

Some big Group 1 races take place at Ascot, including the Railway Stakes and Winterbottom Stakes.

Star performers head west to contest Ascot's features during the summer.

For Ascot betting tips for all Group 1 races, click on the link for a comprehensive guide.

Ascot Racecourse Track

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.

Ascot Racecourse History

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 three 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.

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.

How To Get To Ascot Racecourse

Car

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.

Bus

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

Train 

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.

Taxi

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.

PERTH SUMMER RACING CARNIVAL AND KEY RACES

The Perth Summer Carnival, held at Ascot Racecourse, is Western Australia’s most significant racing event, and is generally the highlight of Perth's social calendar.

The Carnival starts in October with Perth Opening Day, and culminates with the Perth Cup (2400m) on New Year's Day.

Although the carnival continues from October to January, there are two feature race days packed with quality racing.

Super Saturday in November has the $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m) and the $500,000 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) as the main drawcard, while the $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in December rounds off the summer Group 1 action.

As well as Group 1 racing, the carnival hosts four Group 2s, eight Group 3s and 17 Listed races as some of the country’s best gallopers make the long trip west to compete with Perth’s finest.

Other races on Super Saturday include the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) and Listed events such as the Carbine Club of WA Stakes (1400m), Jungle Mist Classic (1200m), Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) and the Tattersall’s Cup (2100m).

The Carnival finishes up with the time-honoured Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) which unlike the country’s other state cups was changed from 3200m to 2400m in 2009 to try and attract a higher quality of field. 

The Cup has been run since 1887 and in recent times the Group 2 C B Cox Stakes (2100m) held two weeks earlier has been a good guide to the race.

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