Gloucester Park, Perth

3.4
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Mingle with the locals and watch the horses gallop at Gloucester Park, a harness racing course known for its Friday night pacing events. This historic site has been a popular horse racing venue for nearly 80 years, and also hosted World Series cricket matches during the 1970s. With its distinctive entrance, the course is an important part of the city’s landscape and culture. Stop by for one of many special events held here throughout the year, or visit the site’s award-winning restaurants and bars, which offer sweeping views of the racetrack with the Swan River in the background. Convenient on-course parking is available to visitors on race nights. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gloucester Park by using our Perth driving holiday planner.
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  • The racetrack is located at the east end of Perth city. New Year's Eve was visited by many people for the fireworks to be launched on the Swan River. When I was watching fireworks on the banks of the river, fireworks were launched on the Gloucester Park side and I was able to enjoy the contest on both sides.
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  • It is a large facility on the north side of the WACA Ground. When I looked at the name on the map, I thought it was a big park, but actually it was like using it as a race track such as horse racing. Unlike the Japan, it was like the type of horse racing that people rode to pull a motorcycle. The race is from the evening, so I could not actually see it.
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  • Great atmosphere, food and drink. We had a private function room. Josephine and the bar staff were so friendly and very helpful. The lady operating the TAB was very helpful and patient with some of our lack of knowledge. Highly recommend and will be back. Would also be nice to have some music after the racing. Thankyou for a fabulous event.
  • Really fab place to go on a friday night to watch the trots. They I have lots of restaurants that cater for all different types of budgets from casual to upmarket and various packages. The trots run from about 5ish to late at night. There is always additional entertainment to also keep the kids at heart entertained

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