The Group 2 Perth Cup is due to be held at Ascot Racecourse in Perth on Saturday December 31, 2011.
While traditionally held on New Years Day, the race has this year been changed to feature on New Years Eve.
The 2011 Perth Cup is worth a total of $400,000 in prize money and is run over a distance of 2,400 metres.
First run in 1887, the Perth Cup was last year won by rank outsider Guest Wing.
John Thompson’s Saint Encosta is expected to run in the 2011 Perth Cup after posting two seventh placings during his spring carnival campaign.
Saint Encosta, who was purchased for $800,000 as a yearling, has won two of his 25 race starts and has earned close to $200,000 in prize money.
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