Ascot Gold Cup News

The 2012 Ascot Gold Cup is due to run at Ascot Racecourse tomorrow November 10, 2012, and here you will find the latest betting update for the race. Favourite to win the 2012 Ascot Gold Cup is currently Rosie Rocket, who is paying odds of $4 at to win the…

Ascot Gold Cup

The 2017 Ascot Gold Cup is a Listed race held annually at Perth’s Ascot racecourse.

The 2017 Ascot Gold Cup will be held on Saturday, November 11th, 2017.Ascot Gold Cup

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Offering $100,000 in prize money, the 1800-metre Ascot Gold Cup attracts some of the best horses in Western Australia.

The Ascot Gold Cup shares its name with the Group 1 race that is held at Royal Ascot in England each year in June.

Lead-up events to the Ascot Gold Cup include the Northam Cup held in late October and a series of cups events held each September in Kalgoorlie.

The winner in 2011 followed the Northam Cup path, Rocky Range finished fourth in the lead-up event before improving to score a near one-length victory in the Ascot Gold Cup.

Taking place on the same day as the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes, the Ascot Gold Cup is always well attended by spectators and attracts attention from punters nationwide.

By the time the Ascot Gold Cup comes around, the Perth Summer Racing Carnival is underway which hosts Western Australia’s biggest racing events of the year.

Horses that excel above and beyond their rivals in the Ascot Gold Cup may earn a ticket to some of the biggest races of the carnival including the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and the Group 2 Perth Cup.

 Ascot Gold Cup Facts

  • When: November, annually
  • Where: Ascot racecourse, Perth
  • Distance: 1800 metres
  • Grade: Listed
  • Age: 3YO&Up
  • Sex: Open
  • Conditions: Quality
  • Purse: $100,000

Perth Summer Racing Carnival

Running from late October until early January each, the Perth Summer Racing Carnival hosts some high quality horse races including the Ascot Gold Cup.

Held entirely at Royal Ascot Racecourse, the highlight of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival is the Group 1 Railway Stakes that offers $1 million in prize money.

Apart from the Ascot Gold Cup, other exciting events at the Perth Summer Racing Carnival include the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes and the Group 2 WA Guineas.

The Perth Summer Racing Carnival is attended by multiple renowned trainers from eastern states. You’ll often see some big-name horses head over for Perth racing, with some even seeking entry into the Ascot Gold Cup.

While Perth is the home of a number of thrilling race events, the biggest event of the year is the Melbourne Cup in Victoria. The Melbourne Cup 2014 is worth $6 million in prize money.