Summer Scorcher Race Information

The Summer Scorcher is a 1000 metre quality handicap race run by the West Australian Turf Club in early January. It is held at Ascot as part of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1000 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 2YO & upwards
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $125,000
  • Date: Monday 1 January 2024

Summer Scorcher Race History

See the 2024 Summer Scorcher Preview and results.

See the 2023 Summer Scorcher Preview and results.

Coming soon

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Miss Conteki (2022)

Multiple winners:

Fastest time (1000m): Danny Beau (2009) 0:56:19

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the Summer Scorcher

Winners of past Summer Scorchers include Group 1 champions Magnifisio, Black Heart Bart and Sheidel.  2009 winner Danny Beau holds the Ascot racecourse 1000m and 1200m track records.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Ghost Who Walks Real Danger Cut The Talk
2023 How’s The Serenity Wilchino Acromantula
2022 Miss Conteki The Front Bar Mervyn
2021 Indian Pacific Why Choose Her Carocapo
2020 Fabergino Belter Essential Spice
2019 Misty Metal The Celt Gee Boss
2018 Battle Hero Caipirinha Dainty Tess
2017 Potent Secret Durendal Smoko
2016 Sheidel Lucky Street Rebel King
2015 Black Heart Bart Shining Knight Benito
2014 Magnifisio Shining Knight Dueton
2013 Excelorada Acorns Werd
2012 Latoria Werd All Friared Up
2011 Canali Werd Gotham City
2010 Ma Ma Machine Proart Nollamara
2009 Danny Beau Star Laser Formal Attire
2008 Scuffs Centrum Dark Target
2007 Blessed Sue Educated Money Ebony Storm
2006 Arctic Park Gobiton Great Nation