The Perth Cup is a Group Two race held at Ascot Racecourse each year. The 2400m event is usually held on New Year’s Day each year and is one of Perth’s premier race meetings following up from the Group 1 Railway Stakes, Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes.
The race is at Group 2 level and boasts a total prize pool of $500,000 making it an attractive target for local gallopers and interstate visitors.
The 2018 Perth Cup will be run on Monday the 1st of January, 2018 at Ascot Racecourse.
The Group 2 Perth Cup was previously run as a 3200m race, however in 2009 the distance was scaled back to become a 2400m event.
The CB Cox Stakes has proven to be a good form race for the Perth Cup with a number of horses having achieved the Cox Stakes-Perth Cup double.