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
16:10 Congratulations Brian Hughes Champion Jockey Novices' Hurdle
GBB Race
2m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Petrastar 5/2 JFav
  • Jockey: Thomas Bellamy Trainer: D J Jeffreys
  • Owner: Mr Mark E Smith
16:40 9 Lives Challenge Novices' Handicap Chase
GBB Race
3m | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Im Too Generous 9/2
  • Jockey: Nathan Moscrop Trainer: Rebecca Menzies
  • Owner: John Dance & Partner
17:15 Gordon Brown From Perth On Racing TV Handicap Chase
2m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Lake Baikal 5/1 J2Fav
  • Jockey: R P McLernon Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus
17:45 Bet At Handicap Chase
2m 4f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Fortunes Hiding 12/1
  • Jockey: Thomas Willmott Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Owner: Gilbert McClung (kelso) Ltd
18:20 Scottish Tourism Alliance Handicap Hurdle
GBB Race
2m 4f | Class 2 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Clever As A Fox 4/6 Fav
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: The Leicester Lads
18:55 Scottish Enterprise Supports Perth Racecourse Handicap Hurdle
2m | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Golden Town 18/1
  • Jockey: Charlotte Jones Trainer: James Moffatt
  • Owner: Stm Racing
19:30 Visit Handicap Chase
3m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Istimraar 15/2
  • Jockey: S Mulqueen Trainer: A B Hamilton
  • Owner: Mr A B Hamilton
20:00 Thank You NHS From Perth Racecourse Handicap Hurdle
Div 1
2m 4f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Lastofthecosmics 5/1 J2Fav
  • Jockey: C O'Farrell Trainer: I Jardine
  • Owner: The Cosmic Cases
20:30 Thank You NHS From Perth Racecourse Handicap Hurdle
Div 2
2m 4f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Harbour Force 7/1
  • Jockey: Millie Wonnacott Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Owner: Mr Dave Harris

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Perth Racecourse
Scone Palace Park
01738 551597

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