Perth Racing

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Perth Racing previously known as The Western Australian Turf Club (often seen as WATC) is a Western Australian horse racing organisation. It manages two racecourses in Perth, Ascot Racecourse and Belmont Park Racecourse. Some aspects of the clubs functions were taken over by Racing and Wagering Western Australia when it was created in 2003.


  • The Western Australian racing calendar. Perth, W.A : Western Australian Turf Club, 1890-1985.
  • Racing calendar. Perth, W.A : Western Australian Turf Club, 1985-1999.
  • Racing Western Australia. Belmont, W.A. : Western Australian Turf Club, 1999-2005.


  • Cusack, S. F.(1936) Horse racing in Western Australia, 1833-1900. Journal and proceedings (Western Australian Historical Society) Vol. 2, pt. 19 (1936), p. 47-58
  • Brief history of the club to 1912.Cyclopedia of Western Australia edited by J.S. Battye, Vol.2, p. 385-386.
  • W.A. Turf Club centenary, 1852-1952. [Perth, W.A] : Periodicals Division, West Australian Newspapers.
  • Tomlinson, Jenny.(1990) Born winners, born losers : a history of thoroughbred breeding and racing in Western Australia since 1833 Perth, W.A : Reeve Books. ISBN 0-86445-085-0

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