Get ready for spring horseplay

Perth Racing launches Ascot Racing Carnival

Ascot Racecourse will blossom into spring for the 2020 Ascot Racing Carnival, starting with Crown Perth Opening Day on Saturday 10 October and ending with TABtouch Perth Cup Day on Saturday 2 January.

With 10 key carnival racedays featuring world-class horse racing, each carnival day has a specific theme allowing patrons to select their ultimate raceday experience. Whether it’s celebrating with the ladies on Champion Fillies Day, experiencing the fashion trackside on Melbourne Cup Day, or watching the finest thoroughbreds for serious horseplay at The TABtouch Masters.

The TABtouch Masters is like no other, with three spectacular racedays over three weeks comprising of Kirin Railway Stakes Day, Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes Day and PeopleStart Kingston Town Classic Day. It’s the fifth edition of the world’s only single-track racing festival featuring a Group One race worth at least $1,000,000 on three consecutive Saturdays.

Professor John Yovich AM, Managing Director of Perth Racing said: “We have a fabulous Ascot Racing Carnival planned which will be packed with entertainment, great hospitality and quality thoroughbred racing”.

“Ascot is looking wonderful and our team is in full swing for this year’s Ascot Racing Carnival. Perth Racing has refurbished a number of exciting venues, including a brand new bar and function space in the ground floor of the Grandstand, that will make this year’s Carnival the best one yet. Expect plenty of colour and lots of horseplay with a few surprising reveals along the way,” he added.

To launch the season, fashionistas are in for a treat with the Privé Fashion Platform event, which will see some of Perth’s elite and trendiest designer fashions showcased on the runway on Friday 2 October. Featuring a stellar selection of Western Australia’s top designers along with the latest racewear looks from shopping retailers and young designer showcase. For those who enjoy the fun and frivolity of racing, this fashion focus event is just the ticket to mingle and network at whilst enjoying premium beverages and canapes at the beautiful and historic Ascot Racecourse.  

Ascot Racing Carnival guests can enjoy a variety of new attractions and areas offering quality hospitality and raceday experiences, including the newly opened bar and function space - The Trophy Room. With lots of entertainment planned and new shaded venues and attractions, visitors can indulge in something sweet and icy cool at the new Ice Creamery or enjoy a refreshing tipple at the EqWine Bar on Level One of the Grandstand. Punters who love the outdoor trackside environment can head to the Byron Bay Beer Garden at Ascot and don’t forget the exclusive dining options in Flying Colours Restaurant, The Terrace Restaurant or a Picnic at Ascot package.

The TABtouch Masters will return with its three consecutive Saturdays of Group One races at Ascot Racecourse, with the Kirin-Railway Stakes on 21 November, Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes on 28 November and PeopleStart-Kingston Town Classic on 5 December. The Carnival then wraps up with classy horseplay for the TABtouch Perth Cup on Saturday 2 January.

Whether it’s a day out with the girls, a punt with the lads or fun with the whole family, with kids under 18 free, there’s something for everyone at Ascot Racing Carnival, where horseplay lives.