The York Racecourse is renowned for its fast paced racing with the track being constantly maintained with a good or fast track rating. Located 100km east of the Perth CBD, York Racecourse hosted its first race way back in 1843 albeit at a different site.
The course has an overall distance of 1661m with two chutes that are laid out amongst traditional surrounds of eucalyptus trees. Once the thoroughbreds hit the home straight they fly at an almighty pace to the finish line.
An historic race course in WA’s Wheatbelt has reopened more than five years after being damaged by wild weather.
A storm in January 2011 wrecked facilities at York Racecourse, including its state-heritage listed grandstand which was built in 1924.
The Minister for Racing and Gaming Colin Holt officially reopened the track on April 6, 2015, which coincided with the running of the 70-thousand-dollar York Cup.
The track is the oldest thoroughbred race track in Australia, with its first official race meeting held in 1843.