The Belmont Racecourse, or Belmont Park, is located in the center of Perth's CBD, between the river and the city. The racecourse is just a few kilometers, approximately 5, from the Perth CBD. This racecourse has one of the best drainage systems the world has seen, so racing can occur without any setback of weather conditions. Its infrastructure is designed to accommodate all types of weather conditions as the audience can watch and participate in race activities inside a beautiful enclosed facility which is located between the course and dazzling Swan Lake.
The oval shape course, with an anti-clockwise direction and a 1,669m circumference has a 333m long home straight. With sweeping bends at either end, the barriers really don't cause much difficulty for horse or jockey. The track gives equal chance to all riders. Most of the races that are held here are flat races.
Belmont racecourse is part of the Perth Racing Club. The club was once called the Western Australian Turf Club. The club has been conducting thoroughbred racing for the past 150 years in Western Australia. Ascot Racecourse is the primary course of the Perth Racing Club.
Only group 3 races are held at Belmont Racecourse. These are the Group 3 Roma Cup, Belmont Sprint and the Strickland Stakes. The most valuable and famous race is the Group 3 Hyperion Stakes. This race is a weight for age for 3 year old and upward horses and is 1,600m in distance.