Thoroughbred Owner Perks
From the exclusive owners’ bar, The Vantage at Ascot, to visiting your horse at the stables and behind-the-scenes events – owning a racehorse is an experience like no other.
Then there’s prize money on top! Not to mention, if you race a Westspeed racehorse, you’re up for even more!
Take a look at some of our owners’ perks!
There’s a whole lot of benefits to being an owner … and you get the lot!
The Vantage Bar
Ever dreamed of having your very own members bar? Now you’ve got it! Located on the new deck surrounding the Winners’ Bar, the modern and sophisticated Vantage Bar is exclusive to Ascot’s Thoroughbred Owners and Trainers. Even better, complimentary beverages and light refreshments are available to every owner with a horse racing on a Saturday. We have also extended The Vantage to Belmont Park Racecourse this winter season.
As a Thoroughbred Owner, you don’t just get to visit your horse at the stables, you get exclusive access to a whole lot of other areas too – including the mounting yard, horse stalls and, fingers crossed, the Winners Bar when your steed crosses the line first!
Enjoy a complementary beverage and light refreshments in this exclusive area at Ascot Racecourse.
- Every Saturday
Network with other regional owners over a complementary beverage and light refreshments.
Own the Dream
Experience a range of behind-the-scenes events, such as stable and stud tours and race day experiences.
Prize money and Bonuses
Take a look at the prize money on offer as a Thoroughbred Owner.
The Westspeed Incentive Scheme
The Westspeed Incentive Scheme was established by Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) to support and promote WA Thoroughbred breeding and racing activities.
Providing these additional earning opportunities to qualified Thoroughbreds ensures that breeding, owning and racing a Westspeed horse in WA is one of the best value for money horse ownership opportunities in Australia.
The Scheme began in the 1999/2000 racing season and has grown to now distribute bonuses of approximately $8 million each year.
With the enhancements announced in late 2019, it is expected to distribute more than $12 million to owners and breeders annually in 2022/23.
As at 1 May 2021, the horses earning the highest returns through Westspeed are:
Horse Westspeed Earnings Foaled COME PLAY WITH ME $295, 500 2014 RED CAN MAN $276,990 2016 MARKET RULER $272, 850 2015 THE SPRUIKER $245, 100 2015 SPECIAL REWARD $244, 425 2015