WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Roscommon on Monday 23rd May.
Perth Racecourse is located adjacent to the historic Scone Palace in Scotland and is the northernmost racecourse in the UK.
Horse racing in Perth began as early as 1613 but the current racecourse was opened in 1908 and today, hosts racing fixtures from April through to September. This helps reduce the risk of meetings being cancelled because of the weather due to the courses northerly location.
Perth Racecourse is right-handed and ten furlongs around.
There are eight fences to be jumped per circuit with a water jump situated in front of the main grandstand.
The course has long bends and is flat but the going can get tough which suits horses with stamina.
Perth does only host meetings for six months of the year but they are busy periods at the racecourse.
April kick-starts the season with the Perth Festival which takes place over three days and features some very notable races such as the Stallions Gold Castle Novices’ Hurdle, the River Tay Handicap Chase, the Hunter Chase, the Fair Maid of Perth Chase and the Highland National.
Along with a standard race day, May brings us Ladies Day at Perth which is another very popular day of racing with racegoers.
One of the highlights of the scottish racing season, the Gold Cup, takes place in June on Gold Cup Day. It’s one of the most popular and busiest racedays on the calendar at Perth Racecourse with thousands flocking to watch some world-class horses and jockeys battle it out for the £40,000 winners prize.
July is a quieter month at Perth with two racedays scheduled. However, due to the warmer weather, they still attract good crowds.
The Bank Holiday weekend in August means that it is Summer Carnival Raceday which features the The Stone of Destiny Handicap Hurdle and many other races.
September is the last month the course hosts fixtures until the following April but they end their season with a bang by hosting the Autumn Raceday followed by the Glorious Finale later in the month which is the oldest fixture at Perth Racecourse. It was the first ever fixture run in Perth in 1613 on the South Inch. The Glorious Finale is held over two days and a popular event with racegoers enjoying the racing, drink and dancing whilst sporting tweed clothing.
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|Address||Racecourse, Perth PH2 6BG|
|Nearest Train Station||Perth|
|Nearest Airport||Dundee Airport|