Cannington Park is located just 20 minutes from Perth’s City Centre in Western Australia. Cannington features newly built, state-of-the-art facilities, which were upgraded and modernised in 2015. All meetings are broadcast to Sky Racing and admission to the venue is generally free of charge, with the gates generally opening at around 5pm on race days.
The venue holds currently mostly city grade racing, along with some provincial and country grades. The venue currently holds meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.The track surface is sand, has a circumference of 440m and races currently take place over the distances of; 275m, 380m, 520m, 600m and 715m.
CANNINGTON KEY RACES
Cannington Park is one of the premier greyhound tracks in Australia, and as such, plays host to some of the key races throughout the year. These races include Group 1 feature events such as; GCA National Sprint Championships (520m), Perth Cup (520m) and the Galaxy (715m). The Perth Cup is considered to be one of the top events on the racing calendar. Cannington Park also holds numerous key Group 2 & Group 3 races throughout the year.
CANNINGTON TRACK RECORDS
Cannington has two sets of current track records – the old track records, which were recorded prior to the track upgrade are held over distances of; 297m, 530m, 642m and 744m. The new track records are recorded at the current track setup, which includes distances of; 275m, 380m, 520m, 600m and 715m. All current track records can be found below;
NOTABLE PAST WINNERS AT CANNINGTON
With Cannington playing host to a number of Group 1 events each year, high quality fields occur frequently and have produced a number of superstars at the track. The Perth Cup alone has been littered with some champions throughout the years. Some of the notable past winners at Cannington include; Lindback, Miata, Quedos, Afro Freeway, High Earner and Harvard Bale.
CANNINGTON BOX STATISTICS
Over the years, Box 1 has proven to be by far the most successful trap for greyhounds racing at Cannington. The box has generally performed at around 19% strike rate in recent years. Boxes 6 and 7 have generally been the worst performing boxes in recent years, with box 7 edging box 6 with a strike rate of about 7-9%.
Winning % by Box Number
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