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.


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 Fitzgerald
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Last Update: 18/11/2019 17:00x

13:30 Edinburgh Gin 2019 Perth Horsemen Awards Juvenile Maiden Hurdle
2m | Class 4 | 3YO only | 7 ran
  • Winner: Guardia Top 13/8 Fav
  • Jockey: S Bowen Trainer: N J Hawke
  • Owner: Thorne Farm Racing Ltd
14:00 Lord Mansfield Memorial Handicap Chase
2m 4f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Murphy's Law 9/4 JFav
  • Jockey: B S Hughes Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Owner: Straightline Bloodstock
14:35 Heineken UK Novices' Hurdle
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Road To Dubai 5/6 Fav
  • Jockey: R Johnson Trainer: G Elliott
  • Owner: Mr Brendan Scully
15:10 Timothy Hardie Jewellers Novices' Chase
2m 4f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 2 ran
  • Winner: Wholestone 1/6 Fav
  • Jockey: D A Jacob Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede
15:45 Bet With The Dewhurst Bookmakers Jet Master Handicap Hurdle
2m | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Grey Diamond 7/2 2Fav
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Walters Plant Hire Ltd
16:20 Follow racingtv On Twitter Handicap Chase
3m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Chanceiton 9/2
  • Jockey: Mr Cameron Wadge Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Owner: Mr Peter J S Russell
16:50 Have Your Christmas Party At Perth Handicap Hurdle
3m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Chocolat Noir 11/4 JFav
  • Jockey: Danny Cook Trainer: M Todhunter
  • Owner: Javas Charvers

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Scone Palace Park
01738 551597

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