Recent Times Recorded
Gentle bends and two long straights
give most horses a chance, whether leading or from behind.
The track was named after Percy Spencer who died in 1976, He had
worked in motor workshops and service stations since he was a lad,
and had a great interest in racing and the Albany racecourse.
The new running rail and track upgrade
was completed in 1975.
Fran Gammon was the first woman to train a Perth
Cup winner and the first woman to train an Albany Cup winner with
Hydroflight in 1981.
The Albany Racing Club was established in 1865
and operated from a track on the eastern side of Perth Road, near
the present North Albany High School site until 1925. In 1926 the
race course was opened at Centennial Oval to celebrate 100 years
of Albany and racing continued there until 1975.