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.

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Advance Going

  • Soft

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Upcoming Races


14:10 Old Mout Cider Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 47y)
Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves, royal blue spots, royal blue cap (Ktda Consultancy Limited)
  • Winner: Global Jackpot
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Ktda Consultancy Limited

14:40 Energy Check Utility Solutions Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 7f 180y)
Yellow, black hollow box, yellow and white hooped sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap (Hools & Forces Partnership)
  • Winner: Ange Des Malberaux
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Hools & Forces Partnership

15:15 Edinburgh Gin Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 207y)
Maroon, royal blue hoop, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap (Raymond, Eddie & Joyce Wharton)
  • Winner: Justatenner
  • Jockey: Harry Reed
  • Trainer: T Davidson
  • Owner: Raymond, Eddie & Joyce Wharton

15:45 Sodexo Prestige Venues And Events Killiecrankie Handicap Chase

(Class 2) (2m 4f 20y)
Orange, dark blue triple diamond (Mr Robert Aplin)
  • Winner: Hammersly Lake
  • Jockey: B S Hughes
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Owner: Mr Robert Aplin

16:20 Bet With The Dewhurst Bookmakers Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 35y)
Purple, white stars, sleeves and star on cap (Mr Willie Scott)
  • Winner: Celtic Flames
  • Jockey: D R Fox
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Owner: Mr Willie Scott

16:50 Prestige Venues And Events Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 7f 180y)
Black, beige chevron and armlets (Mr Oscar Singh & Miss Priya Purewal)
  • Winner: Mighty Leader
  • Jockey: Connor Brace
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Owner: Mr Oscar Singh & Miss Priya Purewal

17:25 Tarrag Naegel Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 4) (2m 47y)
Light blue, white spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap (Mr K Alexander)
  • Winner: Carrie Des Champs
  • Jockey: R Johnson
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Mr K Alexander

Address & Contact

Perth Racecourse
Scone Palace Park
01738 551597

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