SPRING racing is here and it kicks off at Ascot Racecourse on October 17 with Crown Perth Opening Day.
Racing isn’t the only thing being launched that day; Ascot will officially open its new facilities to patrons, which includes refurbished members areas, public viewing areas and open spaces.
The public and member floors have undergone a $2.5 million revamp and boast several bars, restaurants and private function areas.
Booths and artwork were designed specifically for Perth Racing.
It also includes the removal of grandstand seating to allow a decking area for members in the outdoor area.
A new addition includes a champagne bar for members when they arrive.
The 2000m track will also look different to regular patrons with a new mounting enclosure and finishing post.
Perth Racing marketing manager Robyn Fitzgerald said the revamp added sophistication the aged facility needed.
Another change is that Perth Racing has changed from a committee to establishing an eight-person board.
The board of directors, in a voluntary capacity, will add value to the business by bringing in additional skills and invaluable expert advice, provide strategic direction by setting the overall long-term planning of the business, oversee the performance, and ensure that an appropriate corporate governance framework is structured.
Upcoming events at Ascot Racecourse
November 3, 2015: Melbourne Cup Day
November 14, 2015: Champion Fillies Day
November 21, 2015: Super Saturday
December 5, 2015: Kingston Town Classic
January 2, 2016: Perth Cup