Hamilton racecourse

Hamilton Park, situated just 10 miles south of Glasgow, is set in beautiful surroundings and enjoys a reputation for being one of the most picturesque in Britain. It is a stamina-sapping track and shaped like a tennis racket.

Racing has been staged in Hamilton since 1782 but only on the present course since 1926. On July 18 1947 it became the first course in Britain to stage an evening fixture while on May 8, 1971 the racecourse became the first to hold a morning meeting.

Address: Hamilton Park, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0DW
Tel: 01698 283 806
Admission: Club £18; Public Enclosure: £12; OAP's and students £8; Accompanied under 16's Free
Road: From Glasgow, M74 J5, from Edinburgh, leave M8 at J6, take A273; from S, A74/M74 J4. Track 10m South of Glasgow
Rail: Euston to Glasgow Central, change to Hamilton West, which is near the course
Car park: Free
Flat: A straight 6f track with a right-handed pear-shaped loop at the far end. The longest races are those of 1m 5f, starting in front of the stands, going round the loop and back up the straight.