Media Statement - Crowd To Enjoy Outdoors at Ascot Racecourse

Perth Racing has just received confirmation from the WA Government that guests can now roam freely throughout outdoor areas of Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 2nd April, 2022. Meaning, a further 1,300 guests can now attend Amelia Park Karrakatta Plate Day without a booking.

This follows new advice from the WA Department of Health this afternoon, which supersedes directions previously requiring guests to remain within their designated hospitality venues.

Perth Racing still has a 500-person capacity limit for each floor of its indoor hospitality venues, with a maximum of 2,500 guests permitted on-course this Amelia Park Karrakatta Plate Day. Perth Racing will open multiple hospitality venues, excluding venues on the ground floor of The Grandstand, specifically Stone Motherless Bar and The Trophy Room.

Perth Racing CEO James Oldring said, “We are delighted to be able to offer free entry for 1,300 guests on Saturday on a first come, first serve basis. Gate 6 on Matheson Road will be the main entry gate for those now wishing to join us for the Group 2 Amelia Park-Karrakatta Plate and will be open from 11:00am”.

Perth Racing Members and guests who previously booked indoor venues will now be able to access outdoor spaces, including retail outlets. Owners and industry personnel can now enter the mounting yard and horse stalls, with masks required. Masks must also be worn indoors, however, guests do not have to be seated to consume food and beverages.

Guests who previously booked our outdoor venue, the Heineken Pavilion Bar and Heritage Bar, will be able to roam freely across the racecourse, but unfortunately won’t be able to access indoor venues where capacities are restricted.

Based on current WA Government guidelines, these restrictions will remain in place for Schweppes WATC Derby Day on Saturday 9th April 2022 and will lift on Thursday 14th April 2022, unless otherwise advised.


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