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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Upcoming races
14:00 Brown & Blacks Even Better Times Maiden Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 47y)
  • Winner: Mister Manduro 10/1
  • Jockey: Craig Nichol Trainer: Mrs A Hamilton
  • Owner: Mr Ian Hamilton
14:35 Dm Hall Chartered Surveyors Novices' Chase
(Class 4) (2m 7f 180y)
  • Winner: Get Out The Gate 4/5 Fav
  • Jockey: Callum Bewley Trainer: J S Goldie
  • Owner: Jim Fyffe & Stacey McQueen
15:10 Heidsieck Monopole Rose Handicap Hurdle
(Class 4) (2m 4f 35y)
  • Winner: Green Zone 7/2
  • Jockey: Danny McMenamin Trainer: Miss L Harrison
  • Owner: T Hunter & D A Harrison Racing
15:45 Edinburgh Gin Handicap Chase
(Class 4) (2m 7f 180y)
  • Winner: Katgary 9/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Danny McMenamin Trainer: Miss P Robson
  • Owner: D&d Armstrong Ltd
16:15 Binn Group Manage Collect Recycle Handicap Hurdle
(Class 3) (2m 47y)
  • Winner: Fisher Green 4/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Dale Irving Trainer: M A Barnes
  • Owner: Mr David Carr
16:45 Breast Cancer Now Handicap Chase
(Class 5) (2m 4f 20y)
  • Winner: Roll Of Thunder 2/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: C O'Farrell Trainer: J B Walton
  • Owner: Messrs F T Walton
17:15 Greg James From Bbc Radio 1 Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
(Class 5) (2m 4f 35y)
  • Winner: Lough Kent 6/1 J2Fav
  • Jockey: Charlotte Jones Trainer: James Moffatt
  • Owner: Hadwin, Moffatt, Green, Chamberlain Br

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Perth Racecourse
Scone Palace Park
01738 551597

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