Perth Racecourse is located at Scone Palace by Perth, Scotland. The racecourse has been a venue for thoroughbred horse racing since 1908. The racecourse has the perfect rural setting with the picturesque Parkland landscape and the historic Scone Palace just by.
Perth has a long history of horse racing that dates back to 1613. Scone Palace soon became the new venue for horse racing as a drinking ban drove it out of the North Inch. Lord Mansfield then offered a large acreage so that horse racing enthusiasts could continue enjoying the sport.
The course has a circumference of ten furlongs and is made as a steeplechase course. The course has eight fences with the water jump well placed in front of the grand stand.
History of the course
In 1908 as the racecourse was just starting, it hosted 2 meetings. This number went up to 13 and thus the sport of Kings had established itself professionally at a regal venue. Away from the fact that the scenic racecourse is close to a palace, it has entertained royalty when the Queen Mother attended race meetings twice, in the 70s.
Perth Racecourse comes alive with a packed calendar that runs from April to September. The known crowd pullers are the Perth Gold Cup Day which is famous because it comes just before Aintree and Cheltenham meetings. As such, it draws a lot of top class jockeys who test their fluidity on the obstacles.
Stan James.com Perth festival is also another favourite fixture. The festival is a 3 day treat of National Hunt racing and family fun.
Glorious Finale Meeting also lives up to the fanfare of an awaited fixture. As the season draws to a close, horseracing fans enjoy an annual celebration of the entrenched culture of the sport in Perth. The fixture dates back to the 17th century.
The racecourse is set in the ideal location for a wholesome experience and it does not let down one bit. When it is not busy hosting races, the venue is welcoming guests. The Nelson Stand has been designed for corporate events and has a stunning view of the racecourse.