ASCOT Racecourse will once again host Perth’s biggest New Year’s Day party at the Perth Cup on January 1.
This year’s Perth Cup race promises plenty of Gold with the Group 2 $500,000 iconic race and a stunning 24 carat gold plated trophy up for grabs.
If that’s not enough to herald in the New Year, crowds on course will also see the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton on parade from 12pm, Perth Cup Ambassador Nikki Gogan and local favourites San Cisco playing live after the last race.
The 132nd edition of WA’s oldest horse race is an event with a rich history.
Perth Racing managing director John Yovich said the race, first run in 1887, played a part in many West Australian’s New Year’s traditions.
“The Perth Cup is an event not to be missed, it’s the first major social event of the New Year in WA and the highlight of the Summer Racing Carnival,” he said.
“Many families around Perth consider the Perth Cup a must for the start to their New Year.
“No doubt this year’s Perth Cup will not disappoint and it’s an action-packed day full of quality racing, parades, music, food and entertainment.”
Other attractions at the Perth Cup include a pamper lounge with free Hair & Makeup in the Bookies Pavilion 11.30-2.30pm; DJ Entertainment in the Mounting Yard 12-5.30pm; Bright & Cutts Acoustic Duo playing In the Flametree Lawn 12-5pm; Photo Booth Station at the Flower Wall Container in Bookies Pavilion 12.30-4.30pm; Silent Disco in the Flametree Lawn 1.30-5.30pm and 13 food trucks.
The Perth Cup will be run at 5.05pm, with San Cisco on the main stage on the Leger Lawn from 5.50-7.10pm.