Hamilton racecourse is an award-winning thoroughbred racecourse located in Hamilton, Scotland. It was opened way back in 1782, and is owned and managed by Hamilton Park Trust. The racecourse hosts flat races from May to October of every year. Being located in the most idyllic grounds of Hamilton, it offers a venue suitable for
holding races throughout the year. It is not only a horse racing venue, but also an events venue. Its state-of-the-art facilities have made it a good venue for weddings, exhibitions and even conferences. Last year, the racecourse made
a huge investment in prize money and facility upgrades, a step that has attracted big names in the sport industry to Hamilton.
The racecourse has hosted several landmark events since it was opened up. For example, on the 18th of July 1947, it hosted an evening fixture, making it the first racecourse in Britain to stage a fixture in the evening. It also became the first racecourse to stage a morning fixture on the 8th of May. Many people across the country anticipate for race meetings at Hamilton. This is mainly because the races are grazed with good music and glamour. A live music performance is always expected from famous musicians. In 2013, the racecourse staged a JLS concert, which attracted a good number of people.
The most notable race held at Hamilton is the Glagow Stakes. This race is sponsored by the EBF Stallions and is run over 2,226 metres. It is a thoroughbred race, only open to horses aged three years and above. It take place in July of every year. Prior to its transfer to Hamilton, the race used to take place at York, and was held in May. This year, the racecourse will be holding a significant number of races. On 6th May will be the Totepool Family Day and gates will be opening from 11:30am.