Belmont Racecourse is situated in the heart of Perth’s CBD, in between the city and the river. Belmont Racecourse, also known as Belmont Park, is used as Perth’s winter course. The racecourse is home to the newly named Perth Racing (formerly the Western Australian Turf Club) who have been holding thoroughbred racing in Western Australia for more than 150 years. Perth Racing is also responsible for Perth’s main race track; Ascot Racecourse.
Belmont Racecourse does not yet host any Group 1 or Group 2 races, however, is home to the Group 3 Roma Cup, the Group 3 Belmont Sprint and the Group 3 Strickland Stakes. A large amount of listed races are also run at Belmont Racecourse throughout Perth’s winter racing season, which runs from June to August each year. The most valuable race to take place at Belmont Racecourse is the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes, which is worth $150,000. The Hyperion Stakes is a weight-for-age race for horses aged three-years-old and upwards and is run over a 1,600 metre distance.
Belmont Racecourse is renowned for being one of Australia’s best wet weather tracks, due to its excellent drainage system that allows race meets to be held at Belmont in all weather conditions. The actual track has a circumference of 1,699 metres and a final straight length of 333 metres. The track is oval-shaped and horses run in an anti-clockwise direction.