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Wednesday Apr 2019

Doors open: 12:00pm

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7


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Thursday Apr 2019

Doors open: 12:00pm

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7


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Friday Apr 2019

Doors open: 12:00pm

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7


The Perth Festival is under starters orders for the opening 3 day fixture!

The 2019 season starts with a bang with the Perth Festival and is set to attract some of the biggest and best names in UK and Irish racing to Old Scone this season.

Experience the fantastic Perth Festival atmosphere which is enjoyed not just by the racegoers but by the jockeys, trainers and owners too. There will be a huge amount of excitement in the Grandstand area as the crowd welcome in another year of first-class racing action to the UK’s most northerly racecourse.

 

FEATURED RACING HIGHLIGHTS

The Festival gets underway on Wednesday 24 April and the feature race is the Gold Castle ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle. 

Day two sees history made in Perth as the prize money soar! Everyone will be in great spirits after the first day and the feature race is a handicap chase over two miles, four furlongs – with the winner of the race pocketing a very tasty prize money. 

The party is really in full swing when it comes to Friday – the final day of the 2019 Perth Festival.  And, there is top prize money to scoop on the day as well. The big money race is the  Fair Maid of Perth Chase for Mares only and it’s the richest race ever staged in Perth with £35,000 up for grabs.

The other big race on the Friday of Perth Festival is the Highland National – a race in which Scottish trainers have a good record. In recent years, both Iain Jardine and Nick Alexander have trained winners in this race and there will be high hopes of another Scottish-trained winner in 2019.

It’s going to be a great start to what is shaping up to be the biggest season yet here at Perth. Buy your tickets in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on what is going to be a huge party to kick off 2019 at Perth Racecourse!

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Wed Apr Perth Festival Day 1

Doors open: 12:00pm

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7


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Thu Apr Perth Festival Day 2

Doors open: 12:00pm

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7


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Fri Apr Perth Festival Day 3

Doors open: 12:00pm

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7


WEAR: Dress smart and appropriately for the Scottish weather! No ripped jeans, trainers or football colours

EAT: Head to the Highland Burger Bar for a tasty treat in between races!

DRINK: Treat yourself to some Edinburgh Gin from the Gin & Fizz Bar at the Parade Ring

SEE: The Highland National – the longest race staged at Perth over the entire season over three miles, six furlongs

DO: Be sure to visit the parade ring to see the horses close up and personal

PARTY: Make sure you stick around after the final race on the Friday to see some live music!

EXTRAS: Business Networking from Scottish Chambers