Ascot’s Perth Cup
The Perth Cup is a 2400 metre horse race that is run at the Ascot Racecourse in Perth, Australia. It is always run in January, and actually usually takes place on New Year’s Day. It falls under the jurisdiction of Perth Racing, previously called the Western Australia Turf Club, and is a Group 2 Thoroughbred race under handicap conditions. This means the competing horses are specifically bred for racing, and being in Group 2 indicates they are an especially elite group.