Western Australia Trotting Assoc (Gloucester Park)

Western Australia Trotting Assoc (Gloucester Park)

The Western Australian Trotting Association was formed on the 22nd of September 1910 and Gloucester Park quickly became the home of harness racing in Western Australia. Gloucester Park is a unique and versatile entertainment venue located on the banks of the Swan River in the exclusive precinct of East Perth. Built in 1929 on 14.361 HA at a cost of 200 000 pounds an exceptional feat considering the completion was achieved during the Great Depression Gloucester Park was officially opened on the 15th of March 1930 by Perth’s Lord Mayor J T Franklin the feature events were named after James Brennan and John Stratton who are fondly regarded as the Fathers of harness racing in Western Australia.

Gloucester Park meets every Friday night and most Tuesday nights when the best horses in WA hit the track for a share in some of the richest metropolitan stake money in Australasia. Gloucester Park is also home to some of Perth’s most unique dining options from Steelo’s to the Beau Rivage Restaurant offering a perfect view of the both the track and the Swan River.

Watch out for Gloucester Parks special events – https://www.gloucesterpark.com.au/upcoming-events/
• March Mexican Madness – in March
• The Nullarbor Cup – Fireworks night in April
• The Fremantle Cup – in April
• Christmas in July – in July
• Taste of WA – in October
• Italian Fireworks Night – in November
• NYE Fireworks night – 31st of December every year

When talking about harness racing in Western Australia the history and stories Gloucester Park encapsulates with evoke a trip down memory lane punctuated with legends and champions. Many a wonderful horse have graced the Gloucester Park track and nowhere else in Australia does this unique harness racing spirit present itself more than at Gloucester Park.

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