Situated just about ten kilometers from the Perth city business center is the Cannington Greyhound Race Track. It is considered the main racetrack for Perth Greyhounds. Other greyhound race parks in Perth are the Mandurah and the Northam Parks.
Races held at Cannington Park are considered by many as some of the best ones in the greyhound business. Races are held at various distances, from a distance of 297 meters to 530, 642 and even as far as 715 and 744 meters. The track has a total circumference measurement of 446.5 meters with a radius of 51 meters and a width of 6 meters.
The Cannington Greyhound Racing Park was established in 1974 and was since then under the supervision of the Western Australia Greyhound Racing Association. The dog track also accommodates Group 1 events, holding race meetings twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Race meetings during these days are also broadcasted all over Australia by SKY Channel, making it available for viewing for anyone anywhere in Australia.
The Cannington Greyhound Race Track has a lot of features and facilities to offer. It features full TAB facilities and dining facilities that provide full buffet services and casual meals. If you’re looking for just small meals and snacks, there’s The Chase Café. You also don’t need to worry anymore about car parking because Cannington Park offers free parking! For entertainment, there are gaming tables available on Saturdays. One of its main features is the city grade race.
The most awaited events held at the Cannington Park are the Perth Cup and the Galaxy. The Perth Greyhound season is marked by the Perth Cup Carnival, which was first held in the park in 1976. During its early years, it was called Gold Cup but as years progressed, it eventually became one of the most awaited greyhound races. The Perth Cup is a race over a distance of 530 meters and prizes for winners amount to as much as $140,000. No wonder the Perth Cup attracts a huge crowd of punters and race betters.
If you are to go to Cannington Park, take note that gates open at 6:30 pm every Wednesdays and 6 pm on Saturdays. On Wednesdays, races usually start at around 7:05 pm with the last race commencing at 10:30 pm. On Saturdays though, the last race starts at 10:40 pm and the first race starting at 7:05 as well.