A Punters Guide to PERTH RaceTrack - Left Hand,Right Hand,Galloping,Easy.PERTH Racecourse Facts.
A description of Perth Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Perth Racecourse.Perth Racecourse is located near Perth,central Scotland.
Perth is unusual for U.K. racecourses as they race right handed here.
The course at Perth is almost completely flat,with big sweeping bends.
Perth Racecourse circuit is about 1 1/4 mile in length.
No flat racing at Perth,just National Hunt meetings.
Perth Racecourse is an ideal course for front runners as the course is flat with long bends.
Eight fairly easy fences for each circuit at Perth,with the spectacular water jump right in front of the main stands.
The water jump is not used on run in,so quite a long straight means runners must need stamina to see out race.
Take an extra interest in Irish raiders running at Perth - Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has been top trainer here on many occasions.
Perth Racecourse is an attractive track on the banks of the River Tay.
The racetrack is situated within an historic Scottish site,Scone Palace Park,where Kings of Scotland were crowned.
Perth Racecourse opened in 1908,and is the furthest north racing venue in U.K.
They have been racing in this area since 1613,with the Silver Bell race one of the earliest recorded.
The hurdle course is slightly tighter than the chase course as it is a separate track within the chase track,but they join together and both use the same run in.
Racing at Perth is organized to cater for the holiday maker,so most meetings,despite being National Hunt only,are held during the summer months.
Highlight of the year is the Perth Festival meeting that takes place over 3 days in April.
Jonjo O'Neill,the top jockey of his day,broke the record then,of 125 winners in a season at Perth in 1978.
Perth Racecourse is busy throughout the summer,and host about 15 meetings each year.
Good choice of restaurants at Perth Racecourse - but you may need to book before race day.
Perth is a great venue to take a one or two day break,and they have arrangements with local hotels that give racegoers favourable deals - contact management for details.
Senior citizens,students and disabled racing fans get concessions on tickets,and children can get in free as long as they are with an adult.
Non race days can be booked to hold your conferences,meetings,weddings etc.,with up to 300 guests looked after - details and prices from events manager.
Rail travelers will need to get to Perth Station,and a short bus trip (free),or taxi will get you to the course which is about 4 miles from station.
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