Perth Racing Ambassador, Grady Wulff, with Booyah Boy

Block out your calendar with these 10 must do’s this Autumn Ascot Racing Carnival

It's officially time to fall into autumn celebrations. Lockdown is over and it’s time to get ready for horseplay. Get the girls together and watch the latest fashions on stage, plunge into gourmet foods and join us for a little frivolity with serious Group 2 and 3 horseplay at Ascot Racecourse between 27 March - 10 April. Enjoy the coolness and finesse of everything our autumn racing calendar has to offer:

  1. Fashions on the Field Competition - Saturday 3 April
    If you're serious about fashion, give yourself a real reason to glam up and register for the annual Fashions on the Field Competition hosting a ladies, men's and family category. It's your time to shine and show your style and originality. Expect to brush shoulders with Perth's most stylish and you might walk away with some amazing prizes. There's also a VIP experience at The Fashion Pavilion cocktail event within the Fashions on the Field precinct.
  2. Lunch en Blanc - Saturday 27 March
    Looking for something a little glamourous? We have the perfect event for you! Gather the group and dress up in your finest whites (with pops of pink) for our popular Lunch en Blanc long table luncheon featuring an exquisite autumn-inspired menu, contemporary beverage package and live entertainment. Superbly situated under the chandeliers of the heritage-listed pavilion at Ascot Racecourse, this event is set to sell-out so get in quick.
  3. Picnic at Ascot
    If you prefer your own exclusive space at the races with delicious and delightful treats, consider booking a trackside table in a shaded area for your own use with a gourmet picnic hamper for two. Picnic at Ascot is the perfect package for you and your partner, or BFF, or for a slightly larger table of four for gatherings, birthdays and social functions. Included in the package (caters for two) is racecourse admission, beverage voucher, picnic hamper package, reserved shaded area with table and chairs.
  4. Sip your way through cocktails
    Did you know that there are more than 10 bars at Ascot Racecourse plus various pop-up bars during the busy Carnival season? With that much variety comes so many cocktail options! We'd recommend heading down to the Gin Parlour, it has been the go-to venue for racegoers for the Ascot Racing Season. Located trackside by the finishing post, you can experience some of our delicious and refreshing cocktails and mixes.
  5. Style it up on The Deck - Saturday 3 April
    Suit up, frock up and rally your crew because autumn racing season is almost here and we have the perfect spot for you to celebrate.Enclosure on the Deck is the perfect spot to soak in the epic raceday atmosphere whilst indulging on premium beverages and canapés, with epic trackside views of all the racing action from The Deck.
  6. Get your aranchini on at the Byron Bay Beer Garden
    The new and beachy Byron Bay Beer Garden has become the popular hang-out spot. Relax in one of the stylish cabanas whilst enjoying refreshing beverages or take a seat at one of the cocktail tables boasting incredible views of the course and the Ascot SuperScreen. Did we forget to mention the delicious bites you can order at the bar? I mean, who doesn't love aranchini balls or chicken wings?
  7. Gather the lads for TABtouch Punters Club - Saturday 10 April
    Grab your mates to form a team of six gambling gurus and take part in TABtouch Punters Club on Schweppes WATC Derby Day, the second edition of the tipping competition that drew rave reviews last year. There's something here for punters and your non-punter side-kicks with the event staged in Ascot Racecourse's magnificent, heritage-listed pavilion. Set in this scene, you can combine a hosted tipping competition, including real betting money, while indulging in delicious food and partaking in a few bevies.
  8. Get an all you can eat experience and your cake too
    Loosen your belt buckle, and get ready to feast at the Terrace Restaurant, Ascot's popular buffet dining venue. You'll be eating your way through four-courses of a delicious range of dishes with your own reserved table for the day. It's the perfect place to catch-up with family and friends, and enjoy all the raceday action whilst indulging in sumptuous food and beverages. There's also private betting facilities available... oh and don't forget to save room for dessert!
  9. FREE fun on Good Friday – 2 April
    Kick off your Easter long weekend with Good Friday Raceday, it's FREE entry for all! Where else in Perth can you experience a fabulous day out with family and friends with heaps of fun activities for the kids, plus a special appearance from the Easter bunny. In addition to the family-friendly raceday atmosphere, all our restaurants and bars will be open and serving up delicious meals and beverages, plus we've organised the ultimate food truck heaven. Have a go at sampling your way through the great range of food options and maybe treat yourself to an ice-cream at the end, there's something for everyone!
  10. You had me at drinks!
    Calling all racing fans, punters, fashionistas, hen’s do’s, obligatory day out with the lads or simply just any excuse for a party. We’ve got you covered with more than ten bars, pop ups and refreshment venues to keep you hydrated so you can party the day away! While the high-class sporting action out on the track is the main draw for many, a typical race day this Autumn offers a whole host of other things to see and do. But where are the drinks at you ask… why not sip your way through our top picks this Autumn including – The Byron Bay Beer Garden, Mumm Chandelier Bar, The Kirin Pavilion, The Gin Parlour, Stone Motherless Bar, The Trophy Room, EqWine Wine Bar, The Main Bar and Corner Grill or sample Lavazza Delicatessen for a primo coffee and all your snacking treats.