The Quokka Race Information

The Quokka is a 1200 metre weight-for-age race for two-year-olds and upwards run by Perth Racing in April. It is run at Ascot as part of the Perth Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Feature
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age, 2YOs & upwards
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Prizemoney: $5,000,000
  • Date: Saturday 20 April 2024

The Quokka Race History

See the 2024 The Quokka Preview and results.

The race was first held in 2023 over a 1200m sprint distance at weight-for-age. It had prizemoney of $4,000,000 making it the richest race held in Western Australia. In 2024 the prizemoney has increased to $5,000,000.

It is a race open to 14 slot holders who each get to select their horse for the race, and is based on The Everest in Sydney

The Quokka Facts

Last filly to win: none

Fastest time (1200m): Overpass (2023) 1:09.53

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of The Quokka

There is only one winner of The Quokka so far.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Overpass Amelia’s Jewel Oscar’s Fortune
2023 Overpass Amelia’s Jewel Bella Nipotina