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Perth Racecourse

Perth Racecourse

Introduction

Perth Racecourse is found in Perth Scotland and is a thoroughbred horse racing venue opened in 1908. It hosts the National Hunt races that are screened on Racing UK. This is the most northerly racecourse in Scotland and is located and at its heart is the famous love of the Sport of Kings.

Racing

A day spent at Perth Racecourse is like no other. The racecourse is known for holding some of the most thrilling horse races in the UK and Scotland. The anticipation of the crowd and the sound of the hooves as horses galloping towards the finishing point is an atmosphere that has created fun for thousands of people from all walks of life for a number of decades now.

Ladies here are dressed in heels and hats, the happy racing punter, trendy tweeds and the fashionistas indulge themselves into the exhilarating fun that come with horse racing. Outstanding races have been held here courtesy of the finest jockey, trainers, horse owners both from Ireland and the UK.

Meetings held here are always fantastic as they mix daytime, evening and some twilight feature that are part of the 6 jump races on the well-laid tracks. The most notable races here include the Gold Cup Day that attracts trainers and owners across Ireland and the UK. The race attracts thousands of patrons.

History

Official documents show that racing in Perth started in 1613 when gentlemen raced their horse in a competition in a large area known as South Inch. The very first trophy to be put was put by a laird of the clan known as the Graham Clan.

The race was held in September once a year and was highly attended by the gentry, and the common folk were engaged in gawping and share the fun. Racing was later moved to Scone Palace because of a ban on drinking that was imposed in North Inch. In 1908, Perth Racecourse opened its doors for horse racing activities becoming the northernmost track in the whole of Britain.

Features

The racecourse is right-handed with a circumference of ten furlongs. Eight fences per circuit make up the steeplechase with a water jump set in front of the grass stand. On the side going away from the stands, the hurdle course is set. It eventually switches to the outside of the chase course as it turns into the home straight.

The race course also has excellent facilities for conferences and meetings, exhibitions team building and corporate entertainment. Its grounds can also be hired for weddings, parties and other celebrations. Suites that can accommodate up to 200 guests are available for partnership ceremonies and civil weddings. Banqueting suites, on the other hand, can hold up to 250 guests in evenings attending a wedding reception.

Conclusion

If you are looking for an exciting way to spend a weekend in Perth, consider Perth Racecourse. The racecourse will fill your day with excitement as you watch the most breathtaking horse racing in the UK. You will also enjoy the meals and drinks served by well experienced and professional hospitality team.