Hamilton Park - British Racecourse
Glasgow’s local track.
About Hamilton Park Racecourse:
The first race in Hamilton was in 1782 at a site in Chatelherault, situated just outside the town. The course closed in 1907. Racing moved to the current site on Bothwell Road in 1926 having raised £100,000 to revive racing – making it one of the newest courses in the country and meaning there were two courses in Lanarkshire – with Lanark Racecourse closing in 1977. Hamilton Park was the first racecourse in the country to stage an evening meeting in 1947, something that is now common place throughout the industry. A Trust was formed in 1973 to secure racing at Hamilton Park at all times. Set in some of the most beautiful grounds in racing, Hamilton Park is an ideal venue. With a summer calendar packed with exciting Flat racing action and off the track entertainment, enjoy an afternoon or evening of Flat racing at one of Scotland's five racecourses. Under 18's are free when accompanied by an adult.
Course Details: Right-handed, loop course with 5f run-in part of straight. Undulating, with pronounced finishing climb.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - Direct trains are available from Glasgow Central whilst trains from Edinburgh Waverley service Motherwell with onward connections to Hamilton.
Parking - There is free parking in the main public car park for all meetings. There is also the Dukes car park for label holders, Annual Members, Owners, Trainers and Jockeys. On busier days/evenings, there is overflow parking at Hamilton College and Caird Street.
EAT SLEEP DRINK
Places to stay nearby:
Premier Inn (Bellshill) (2.7 miles)
New Edinburgh Rd, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire ML4 3PD
Tel: 0871 527 8420
Macdonald Crutherland House (4.8 miles)
Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QJ, Scotland
Tel: 0344 879 9039
Bar West (0.6 miles)
165 Almada St, Hamilton ML3 0ET, Scotland
Tel: 01698 422155
The Tap Room (0.6 miles)
Burnbank Road, Hamilton ML3 9AA, Scotland
Tel: 01698 284 805