The Upcoming TABTouch Perth Day Cup 2016
If you want to make the most out of your day at the races, be sure and take advantage of the private and on-course dining facilities provided at the Ascot Racecourse. The picturesque setting means that you can take in the expansive views from wherever you happen to be dining –whether it is on the other side of the track, Swan River way, or right at the winning post itself.
The Ascot Racecourse’s menu and hospitality options have been designed to suit the beautiful environment, and you can tailor your TABTouch Perth Day Cup 2016 experience with some of that city’s finest local and seasonal produce when you dine at the facilities made available.
Details on the TABTouch Perth Day Cup
The TABTouch Perth Day Cup is a Group Two horserace for Thoroughbreds which is run under quality handicap conditions over a 2 400 metre distance. It takes place at the Ascot Racecourse in Perth, Australia, usually on New Year’s Day, but taking place on Saturday the 31st of December in 2016. The prize money for this race stands at $500 000.
Varying Distances for the TABTouch Perth Day Cup
There have been numerous changes in the distance that the TABTouch Perth Day Cup takes:
- From 1887 to 1946 it covered 3 219 metres
- From 1947 to 1961 it extended this to 3 230 metres
- From 1962 to 1972 it dropped back down to 3 219 metres
- From 1972 to 2008 it went back up 3 200 metres
- Since 2009 it has covered 2 400 metres
The grade for the TABTouch Perth Day Races has also changed a number of times:
- From 1887 to 1978 it was graded as a Principle Race
- From 1972 to 1992 it was classified as a Group One Race
- From 1993 onwards it has been graded as a Group Two Race
Records for the TABTouch Perth Day Races
Mr Connolly enjoyed an incredible five consecutive wins and two subsequent wins in the Perth Cup, with Blue Spec in 1904; Czarowitch in 1905; May King in 1906; Post Town in 1907; Scorcher in 1908; Jolly Beggar in 1910 and Jolly Cosy (son of Jolly Beggar) in the year 1992.
Delicacy took first place in the 2016 TABTouch Perth Cup Day Races, and odds are available on the likely winners of this year’s competition at various online and land-based bookmakers catering for punters interested in this event.