Hamilton Course Guide

The Scottish track stages racing throughout the summer months, with its most important races being the Listed Glasgow Stakes, a 1m 3f event for three-year-olds which is run in mid-July, and the Lanark Silver Bell, a handicap over a mile and a half run in late August.

Understood to be one of the oldest prizes in Sport, the Lanark Silver Bell was restored in 2008 having not been previously run since 1977 when Lanark racecourse closed. It is believed that the Silver Bell was first contested over a thousand years ago when the Bell was gifted to Lanark by King William the Lion. Trainer Mark Johnston boasts an excellent record in the race having won it three times in four years from 2011-14.

Flat Racing

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Right handed, sharp, undulating. There are steep gradients into and out of a pronounced hollow just over three furlongs from the winning post, with a severe hill up to the finish. When the ground becomes testing, runners generally stick to the far rail.

It’s vital in distance races at Hamilton that you get your mount to settle early on, otherwise you’ll be going far too quick down the hill, long before you get to the top loop. Balance is all-important for any horse running there, which means you get a few track specialists. The steep run down to the bottom of the dip can cause jockeys to start racing too early and, because it’s a long way home from there, they can be walking from the two to the one pole. There’s very little draw bias in sprint races.

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13:30 Les Hoey MBE Dreammaker Foundation EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10)

(Class 4) (6f 6y)
Pink, red sleeves, pink armlets (East Partners)
  • Winner: East
  • Jockey: Kevin Stott
  • Trainer: K A Ryan
  • Owner: East Partners

14:00 Watch Race Replays At racinguk.com Handicap (Div 1)

(Class 6) (6f 6y)
Beige, brown seams, armlets and cap (Grange Park Racing Club And Ruth Carr)
  • Winner: Tadaany
  • Jockey: J P Sullivan
  • Trainer: Mrs R Carr
  • Owner: Grange Park Racing Club And Ruth Carr

14:30 Watch Race Replays At racinguk.com Handicap (Div 2)

(Class 6) (6f 6y)
Royal blue, pink diamond and armlets, white cap (The Vintage Flyers)
  • Winner: Rockley Point
  • Jockey: Phil Dennis
  • Trainer: Miss Katie Scott
  • Owner: The Vintage Flyers

15:00 Alex Fergusson Memorial Handicap

(Class 6) (1m 68y)
Red, black stripe, diamonds on sleeves, hooped cap (Mr Ronnie Docherty)
  • Winner: Jack Blane
  • Jockey: Connor Beasley
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Owner: Mr Ronnie Docherty

15:30 proudtobeadreammaker Veterans' Handicap

(Class 4) (1m 4f 15y)
Orange, purple sash, white sleeves, white cap, purple spots (Mr David Scott & Partner)
  • Winner: Multellie
  • Jockey: D Allan
  • Trainer: T D Easterby
  • Owner: Mr David Scott & Partner

16:00 racinguk.com Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 68y)
Lime green, royal blue epaulets and cap (Dr J Walker)
  • Winner: Rampant Lion
  • Jockey: J Fanning
  • Trainer: M Johnston
  • Owner: Dr J Walker

16:30 Racing UK Profits Returned To Racing Handicap

(Class 5) (5f 7y)
Black, red epaulets, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star (Thistle Bloodstock Limited)
  • Winner: Zig Zag Zyggy
  • Jockey: Rowan Scott
  • Trainer: R J Osborne
  • Owner: Thistle Bloodstock Limited

17:00 Members Of Hamilton Park Racecourse Apprentice Handicap

(Class 5) (1m 1f 35y)
Royal blue, yellow cross belts, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap (I B Barker / P Bastiman)
  • Winner: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Jockey: Lewis Edmunds
  • Trainer: Rebecca Bastiman
  • Owner: I B Barker / P Bastiman

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Hamilton Park Racecourse
Bothwell Road
01698 283806

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