Spectacular season’s racing reaches its conclusion at Hamilton Park Racecourse
Thursday, 15 September 2016
HAMILTON Park Racecourse executive are gearing up for a spectacular season finale – as the venue’s thrilling racing campaign reaches its climax.
The 2016 season saw the Lanarkshire venue break new ground with its Jordan Electrics Super Saturday Series and on Saturday September 24 and Monday September 26 the course will celebrate the end of a successful season with two high-quality racedays.
On September 24 management will open the gates for the final Saturday fixture – the Totepool Music Festival Racenight.
The action-packed, day-long event features a thrilling racecard which includes the £20,000 Totepool EBF Stallions Flower of Scotland Fillies’ Handicap Stakes (Class 3) feature race and two extremely valuable Class 4 Handicaps – The @Totepoolracing Win Tickets On Twitter Handicap Stakes and The Totepool Live Info Download The App Handicap Stakes.
Both races have had their prize pots increased to £12,000, an increase of nearly 14% on the original prize fund for the day, taking the total prize money on offer to £66,000.
On Monday September 26 the Totepool September Holiday Family Raceday with The Force Academy will include The totepoolliveinfo.com/British Stallion Studs EBF Conditions Stakes.
The £26,000 race was won in 2015 by the popular, high class grey Dark Emerald, trained in Lambourn by Brendan Powell.
The trainer used this race as a preparation for a second winter competing in Dubai and racing management are hopeful the horse will return to defend its title this year.
Before both events comes the afternoon raceday on Monday September 19 and its exciting Hopes ‘N Dreams Selling Stakes.
Restricted to horses aged three to five years the race is an opportunity to sell horses that may go hurdling in the future. The winner will be sold by auction in the Winners’ Enclosure after the race for a minimum of £5,000 while any other horse in the race can be claimed for £10,000.
The race is named after the horse, Hopes ‘N’ Dreams, who ran at Hamilton eleven times during his career winning on eight of those occasions.
The fixtures will also decide the final championship standings. Irish yard Thistle Bloodstock Ltd and local trainer Keith Dalgleish are in a strong position for the Owners’ and the Trainers’ Championships. But the race for the Jockey title is hotting up with Joe Fanning, Phil Makin and Tadhg O’Shea close at the head of the table as the course heads into the final three fixtures.
Racing Manager Sulekha Varma – who has enjoyed a fantastic first season at Hamilton Park – said: “We have some real top quality action coming up over the final three fixtures of the season, providing a thrilling climax to what has been a wonderful season here at Hamilton Park. To be able to increase our prize money offering at this stage of the year is excellent and I hope we will see some strong fields competing at our final fixtures of 2016.”
Advance discount tickets are available now and can be purchased at www.hamilton-park.co.uk by calling 01698 283806. Tickets for the Music Festival are also available at www.ticketmaster.co.uk .Children under-18 go free. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
NOTES TO EDITOR
Hamilton Park Racecourse is an award-winning horse racing destination, with a first class season of fixtures and so much more. As well as offering top racing action from May to September, the venue offers exciting entertainment and themed days and nights, truly offering something for everyone. From family days and the famous Lanark Silver Bell event, to the legendary Saints and Sinners Racenight and Ladies’ Nights featuring leading DJs, bands and entertainers, Hamilton Park Racecourse is a must-visit for a great day or night out.