The 2020 season starts with a bang with the Perth Festival and is set to attract some of the biggest and best names in UK and Irish racing to Old Scone this season.
Experience the fantastic Perth Festival atmosphere which is enjoyed not just by the racegoers but by the jockeys, trainers and owners too. There will be a huge amount of excitement in the Grandstand area as the crowd welcome in another year of first-class racing action to the UK’s most northerly racecourse.
The Festival gets underway on Wednesday 22nd April and the feature race is the Gold Castle ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle. Day two sees history made in Perth as the prize money soar! Everyone will be in great spirits after the first day and the feature race is a handicap chase over two miles, four furlongs – with the winner of the race pocketing a very tasty prize money.
Day 3 ‘Friday 24th April’ - We’re back on course for Day 3 of the festival with a record total prizefund of £112,000 on offer – Perth’s richest ever raceday!!
The Listed three-mile £35,000 Fair Maid of Perth Chase for mares only, which is sponsored by the Thoroughbred Breeders Association, was won last year by Peter Bowen’s Ron’s Dream who followed up in similar company shortly after. The Bowens are worth a follow at Perth!
The Highland National in many respects is the main feature of the whole week. It is a large prize for these Class 3 Staying Chasers who shall race over the stamina sapping three miles and six furlongs, our longest race of Perth’s whole season and regularly attracts a very competitive field with plenty of familiar names amongst them.
Scottish trainers have a good recent record with the 2016 renewal going to Iain Jardine-trained Double Whammy while Nick and Lucy Alexander won in 2014 with Bertie Milan. Last year it went to Chic Name trained in Cheltenham by Richard Hobson who is also a great supporter of Perth.
22/04/2020 - 24/04/2020 at 9:00am
Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen
Perth Racecourse, Perthshire, Scotland, Perth, Scotland
PALM COURT (PRIVATE SUITE) – BACON ROLL C/W COFFEE / TEA
FOUNTAIN EXECUTIVE COACH C/W WC & TABLES
NEWSPAPERS (INCLUSIVE RACING POST) & VARIOUS REFRESHMENTS
FAIRWAYS REPRESENTATIVE IN ATTENDANCE
SCONE ARMS, SCONE, PERTHSHIRE (PRIVATE RESTAURANT)
2 COURSE MEAL:-
TOMATO AND RED PEPPER SOUP - SERVED WITH CRUSTY BREAD (VEGAN/GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS)
HAGGIS PAKORA - WITH MINT RAITA SAUCE
TOASTED BRUSCHETTA - GARLIC WITH TOMATO, ONIONS, BALSAMIC & MOZARELLA
STEAK AND ALE PIE - SERVED WITH SEASONAL VEGETABLES & HAND CUT CHIPS
BALMORAL CHICKEN - SERVED WITH MASHED POTATO, SEASONAL VEGETABLE & A WHISKY CREAM SAUCE
VEGETABLE CURRY - SERVED WITH SAFFRON RICE & NAN BREAD
PERTH RACES GRANDSTAND ADMISSION TICKET C/W RACE PROGRAMME
COST @ £95.00 PER PERSON
WINNING START PACKAGE
COST @ £95.00.00 PER PERSON