Thursday will be busy, with races being held at Chepstow, Leicester, Doncaster and Epsom. Hamilton offers a further 7 encounters, beginning with a 5f sprint for juveniles at 2:00pm (GMT).
Racing At Hamilton
Hamilton is a flat racing course and it is located just to the south of Scotland’s biggest city – Glasgow. Horse racing takes place here during the British summertime. The first races are in May and the last are in October.
It is a historic venue and racing first took place here in 1782. For Glaswegians, it is seen as a place for a smart day out. Whenever there is a meeting, many will make the short journey down to Hamilton Racecourse.
While perhaps not enjoying the profile of some of the more celebrated flat racing venues, Hamilton has always been something of a trail-blazer. It was here that the first eventing fixture was ever held on a racecourse, back in 1947 and shortly after the end of the Second World War. In the early 1970s, Hamilton became the first racecourse to hold a morning meeting. Many other British racecourses soon followed Hamilton’s lead, on both counts.
The Hamilton Park Trust owns the course and has done since 1973. The course used today actually opened in the mid-1920s. The Hamilton Park Trust has been vital to the success of the venue, as it puts all profits back into the racecourse and does not take a penny out, other than for administration costs.
Along with Ayr Racecourse, Hamilton is probably the best known racing venue in Scotland. Ayr certainly has a more prestigious history, but Hamilton has raised it’s own profile in the post-war period. It has forged a reputation for good quality racing with an added touch of glamour.
It has also hosted many large pop concerts. Names that have topped the bill include Pixie Lott, Dannii Minogue and Jason Donovan. JLS played a sell-out show here in 2010. Finalists from the British talent show ‘The X Factor’ have also played to huge crowds at Hamilton. These events have been very successful, from a financial point of view. The revenue generated has helped the Trust to reinvest in infrastructure and Hamilton Park Racecourse goes from strength to strength.
If you are planning a day out to Hamilton, you will find a number of betting facilities on the course. The Bookmakers Ring will have a number of different bookmakers that you can make a bet with. You can also use one of the Totepool kiosks that are scattered across the racecourse.
Betting With RaceBets
However, if you would rather spend your day enjoying all of the good food and drink that is on offer, as well as watching the horses in the Parade Ring, you can avoid the queues and get your bets on with us beforehand. RaceBets offer a terrific welcome bonus for all new British customers. There are also a number of special money-back offers that are available on all British races. Not only that, but you will also be able to bet on all of the major races that are taking place in Great Britain and the rest of the World this year.