Perth Course Guide

Perth hosts jump racing throughout the summer months with the highlight being the April Festival meeting. Feature races over the meeting include the Future Champions Novices’ Hurdle, the Old Mout Cider Handicap Chase and the Highland National – as its name suggests a long-distance handicap chase over 3m 7f.

Outside of the Festival, Perth’s other big meeting is their fixture in early June, where the feature race is the Perth Gold cup, a Class 2 race run over just short of three miles.

Jumps Racing

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A right-handed circuit of one and a quarter miles, with eight fences to the circuit. The course has sweeping turns and quite a flat running surface. The water jump is in front of the stands and is left out on the run-in, leaving a long run from the last fence to the winning post.

Perth is a lovely track, but a bit deceptive. First impressions are that it’s an easy course, but that’s not quite the case. They tend to start racing a long way from home and that, obviously, tends to test a horse’s stamina. It’s a course that rides very flat and, for that reason, a jockey might be encouraged to kick on too soon. It’s easy to imagine that, once you turn into the home straight, you’re nearly there. But the straight is long and, if you’re not really travelling, the first fence in it can be a bit of a tester.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

Advance Going

  • Good
    good to firm in places

Current Weather

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Rainfall: 7.28cm

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Upcoming Races


14:00 Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 35y)
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves (Paul & Clare Rooney)
  • Winner: Roo Roo
  • Jockey: Ross Chapman
  • Trainer: I Jardine
  • Owner: Paul & Clare Rooney

14:35 Mackie's Celebrate The Summer Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 4f 20y)
Dark blue and light blue check, hooped sleeves (Mr Ken Huddleston)
  • Winner: Indian Temple
  • Jockey: Harry Reed
  • Trainer: W T Reed
  • Owner: Mr Ken Huddleston

15:05 Energy Check Utility Comparison Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 47y)
Black, yellow stripe, check cap (Mr Ian G M Dalgleish)
  • Winner: Titus Bolt
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: J S Goldie
  • Owner: Mr Ian G M Dalgleish

15:40 Coretrax Technology Novices' Chase

(Class 3) (2m)
Emerald green, light green star and star on cap (Mr Carl Pyne)
  • Winner: Curious Carlos
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Owner: Mr Carl Pyne

16:10 Energy Check City Of Perth Gold Cup Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (2m 7f 180y)
Emerald green and red stripes, emerald green sleeves, red stars (Mr Einsley Harries)
  • Winner: Henllan Harri
  • Jockey: Sean Bowen
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Owner: Mr Einsley Harries

16:40 Every Tariff Every Supplier Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 207y)
Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap (Mr & Mrs Duncan Davidson)
  • Winner: Jack Devine
  • Jockey: Craig Nichol
  • Trainer: Mrs R Dobbin
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs Duncan Davidson

17:10 Energy Check Business Utility Consultancy Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 4) (2m 47y)
Black and royal blue stripes, white sleeves (Ramscove Ltd)
  • Winner: Gonn Away
  • Jockey: Thomas Dowson
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Owner: Ramscove Ltd

Address & Contact

Perth Racecourse
Scone Palace Park
01738 551597

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