Racing in Perth comes alive in Summer with the annual Ascot Racing Carnival taking place.
The Ascot Racing Carnival begins in November with the Group One Railway Stakes (1600m) and continues through to January.
There are a total of three Group One races run during the Perth Summer Carnival and each is worth $1 million in prize money.
Sydney and Melbourne also host Group One races during the summer months but aren’t seen as their premier carnivals.
The $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes is run in February and is the feature race of Melbourne’s Summer.
While Sydney host multiple Group One races in Summer it’s the Listed Inglis Millennium that catches the attention of many given the race has a whopping $2 million in prize money on offer.
Melbourne Summer Carnival - 2021
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Australian Guineas||Group 1||1600m||$1,000,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Frances Tressady Stakes||Group 3||1400m||$160,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Shaftesbury Avenue Handicap||Group 3||1400m||$160,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Roy Higgins Quality||Listed||2600m||$140,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Bob Hoysted Handicap||Listed||1000m||$140,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Very Special Kids Plate||Listed||1000m||$140,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Blamey Stakes||Group 2||1600m||$200,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Flemington||Inglis Dash||Other||1100m||$500,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Wangaratta||Wangaratta Cup||Other||2000m||$100,000|
Sydney Summer Carnival - 2021
|Feb 27, 2021||Randwick||Surround Stakes||Group 1||1400m||$500,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Randwick||Chipping Norton Stakes||Group 1||1600m||$600,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Randwick||Guy Walter Stakes||Group 2||1400m||$200,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Randwick||Skyline Stakes||Group 2||1200m||$200,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Randwick||Sweet Embrace Stakes||Group 2||1200m||$200,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Randwick||Liverpool City Cup||Group 3||1300m||$160,000|
Brisbane Summer Carnival - 2021
|Feb 27, 2021||Doomben||Tattersall’s Members Cup||Listed||1600m||$125,000|
Perth Summer Carnival - 2021
|Nov 21, 2020||Ascot||WA Guineas||1600m||$500,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Ascot||Lex Piper Stakes||Listed||1600m||$100,000|
|Feb 27, 2021||Ascot||Ascot 1000 Guineas||Listed||1800m||$100,000|
Tasmanian Summer Carnival - 2021
|Feb 24, 2021||Launceston||Vamos Stakes||Group 3||1400m||$125,000|
|Feb 24, 2021||Launceston||Launceston Cup||Group 3||2400m||$200,000|
|Feb 24, 2021||Launceston||Mowbray Stakes||Listed||1600m||$100,000|
Please note: Not all group, listed and feature races are currently listed. The dates, racecourse and prize money for races are not always correct and are subject to change.