Upcoming Meetings

Date Racecourse Session Type Surface
Sep 24th, 2014 PERTH Afternoon Jump Turf
Sep 25th, 2014 PERTH Afternoon Jump Turf

Perth Racing

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There are racegoers throughout the United Kingdom who feel that the old, wonderful equestrian sport has lost its touch of natural beauty and charm and become something less attractive because of it. Perth Racing is something of a unique destination which works hard at retaining the elements of charm, style, and, naturally, the thrills of exhilarating jump meetings.

This beautiful racecourse has been voted the Best Smaller Racecourse in Scotland. In part this award must have been influenced by its wonderful surrounds.

Perth Racing, inside rail The local countryside is, as any resident knows, made of the kind of idyllic greenery and rolling hills which have cemented Scotland’s natural beauty as some of the most magical in all the world. That Perth Racing take place on a course which shares typically beautiful parkland with Scone Palace, affords that additional bit of cultural and heritage charm.

All the surrounding beauty, heritage qualities and sense of charm might have contributed to the accolades of this special and unique racecourse, but it would certainly have not been voted the country’s best smaller venue for equestrianism were it not for an attention to the various qualities which make a contemporary racecourse everything it ought to be. The area itself is renowned for its warm people, so it’s not too hard to imagine that great hospitality and warm welcomes are the order of any raceday.

Although dates change and meeting sometimes change, you can generally expect around 15 meetings a year, many of which are considered some of the finest events in the country. You’re certain to spot savvy racegoers having a look at all the best horses, trainers and jockeys as they compete for that coveted first across the finish post. While there is no doubt that Perth Racing is the raison d’etre of this magical Scottish course, there is more to it than simply rocking up to lay a bet.

For many, much of the pleasure of Perth Racing has to do with all the distraction and pleasures which surround ‘The Sport of Kings’. To this end, there are some lovely ways to engage a day at the course. From corporate hospitality to an experience for the family which is filled with fun and great food wine, it’s all available.

The racecourse has an exceptional reputation for hospitality and this can be experienced on many levels. One of the first things a racegoer will want to find out, after they’ve discovered where the nearest tote is of course, is where they can grab a bite to eat. Unlike many places which offer equestrian sport, there is something truly delightful about the various dining options at this beautiful course.
Perth Racing, winner

It doesn’t matter whether you’re more at home scoffing a gourmet pie with a pint of nourishing ale, or you prefer to raise a Champagne flute once an hour, there is something for everyone. The Fish and Chip Bar has only been recently opened and is already a favoured spot for all who like their haddock in the crispest batter. Each of the main food outlets, be they for a quick snack or a full meal, have their own character and areas of culinary focus.

Hungry diners who really want to make a full day of it, will certainly want to book table at The Club Restaurant. This lovely fine dining eatery has two sittings before the start of the day’s meeting, so it couldn’t be easier to venture to the rails without worrying about whether or not you’ve had enough food to see you through the day. From light snacks to those tempting morsel which deserve to be savoured with a glass of celebrated bubbly from the comprehensive list, it has something for everyone.

Perth Racing, photo finish Racegoers who have become accustomed to the luxury and convenience of a booked table for the duration of the action, will find Galileo Restaurant the perfect base for a day of great food and turf thrills, which can be enjoyed through the eatery’s windows. Although it is a bit misleading to suggest that only one or two of the eateries have great views; Perth Racing is, after all, held on a small racecourse, so the sound of rumbling, thundering horses is always in earshot and the closer you get the more likely you are to feel it.

Galileo Restaurant is also a popular spot for corporate hospitality. Other options include the private suites, which have capacitates from 12 to 50 guests, and great views of the close-up action. Private bars and CCTV is also standard, and, on racedays, there is a dedicated waiter to ensure you have all you need.

For larger corporate or social events, the smart and luxurious marquee can accommodate up to 500 people and, as with most services and facilities at Scotland’s best smaller racecourse, the options are adaptable to what kind of occasion you’re planning.

While raceday hospitality is certainly a great way to mix business with pleasure, or just have the best experience of the sport, the facilities and excellent hospitality of the course don’t close down when the last horse of the day has crossed reached the finishing post. From exhibitions to beautifully catered and decorated banquets, and all manner of personal, social and corporate occasions where the valued combination of natural beauty, equestrian-tinged class and the ultimate in catering and organizational efficiency are required, this is the preferred venue for all discerning folk. If you’re planning a wedding, you couldn’t be in better hands, and to find such a spectacular backdrop for those treasured photographs is a rare thing indeed.

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