The track at the York Racecourse WA in Western Australia is the oldest thoroughbred horse racing track in Australia, with its first official race meeting held in 1843.
The course has an overall distance of 1661m with two chutes that are laid out amongst traditional surrounds of eucalyptus trees. Horses race in an anti-clockwise direction. Once the horses hit the home straight they fly at an almighty pace to the finish line.
The annual highlight is the running of the York Cup.
Web Link to York, Western Australia, Horse Racing Club: yorkracinginc.com.au
Located 100km east of the Perth CBD, the York Racecourse is renowned for its fast paced racing with the track being constantly maintained with a good or fast track rating.