Gloucester Park is the home of harness racing in Western Australia and is located on the banks of the Swan River in East Perth. The course was built in 1929 and completed at a cost of 200,000 pounds; an exceptional feat considering the completion was achieved during the Great Depression.
The course was officially opened by Perth's Lord Mayor J T Franklin on 15th March 1930. The feature events at that night's meeting were named after James Brennan and J P Stratton, who are fondly regarded as the Fathers of harness racing in Western Australia.
The WA Trotting Association has now been using Gloucester Park for more than 80 years so there is a rich history that can be discovered and enjoyed with a visit over the Open House Perth weekend.
Saturday 12th November – 11am-5pm
Sunday 13th November – 11am-5pm
3 Nelson Cres, East Perth
Guided (no booking required)