In 2017 Perth Racing made history as the first Race Club in Australia to host a race meeting on Good Friday with more than 6000 through the gates.
Perth Racing will again host racing on Good Friday at Ascot Racecourse promising a bigger and better day out in its second year.
In 2017 Perth Racing made history as the only Race Club in Australia to host a race meeting on the Good Friday public holiday. It proved a big success with punters, public and partiers alike, with more than 6000 people through the gates.
“Our first Good Friday Racing was a great success. Perth people loved coming to Ascot on Good Friday and the day had something for everyone,” said Professor John Yovich, Managing Director Perth Racing.
According to Yovich, free gate entry meant that people who wouldn’t normally attend the races could enjoy what Good Friday had on offer.
“We’ve got such amazing grounds here at Ascot, with lots of shaded areas, pavilions, bars and seated spots on course. When the weather is cooler like it is at Easter – a day out at Ascot is delightful.”
“It seems that people really enjoyed easing into the Easter Long weekend with the Good Friday Racing,” Yovich said.
This year’s Good Friday at Ascot will see something for everyone with bars, live music, free Easter eggs, plenty of food trucks, pony rides, bouncy castle, obstacle course, face painter and a visit from the Easter Bunny along with Disney's Elsa and Spiderman!
The Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes will feature on the 8 race program schedule Gates open 12pm with first race at 1:40pm.
Perth remains the only metropolitan race track in Australia to host a race meet on Good Friday, and is one of a few sports, along with AFL to adopt the trend.