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Fans of Perth Racecourse are to vote for their Perth karaoke anthem for 2018, ahead of a mass singalong at the venue’s BRAW Raceday a week on Saturday.

The new Saturday afternoon fixture at Perth will not only feature seven high octane races but also a big crowd singsong after racing led by Massaoke Scotland, a brilliant house band playing pop, indie and rock anthems, with racegoers guided by lyrics on a giant screen.

To celebrate this as well as football’s World Cup – which will be shown on big screens at the venue too – Perth Racecourse will run its own karaoke World Cup vote via it’s Twitter channel ahead of the fixture.

Perth Racecourse Chief Executive Hazel Peplinski is one of 16 famous faces who have offered their favourite songs which will take part in the Twitter vote in the coming week. Hazel’s choice is Black Horse And The Cherry Tree by Scottish solo artist KT Tunstall.

Hazel said: “It’s a huge boost for our 2018 racing calendar that we have a new customer-friendly Saturday fixture for our racegoers and for anyone looking for a fun and exciting day out with a little difference this summer. Pre-sales for BRAW Raceday are really picking up and it is all set to be another popular weekend event for Perth this season.

“Our BRAW Raceday is packed with entertainment on and off the course, from seven races including our £22,600 theenergycheck.co.uk Kilmany Handicap steeplechase feature, to World Cup action on the screens and of course our big singalong with Massaoke Scotland after racing.

“We’re going to have some fun in the run-up to the meeting with our World Cup of Karaoke on our Twitter channel - @PerthRacecourse – supported by some big names of racing and sure to lead to many a debate! We can’t wait to hear some of those songs being belted out by Massaoke Scotland at BRAW Raceday and to join another big Perth crowd in singing into the summer night.”

BRAW Raceday received its name as a tribute to Scotland’s 2018 Year of Young People, after young Scots voted #BRAW as their ‘ScotWord’, the answer to ‘What makes you proud to live in Scotland?’.

On the day of the meeting gates open at 11.30am, the first race is at 2pm and the last of seven is at 5.40pm after which the Massaoke Scotland big singalong gets underway.

Perth Racecourse encourages a safe and positive atmosphere at all events and will continue to take a zero-tolerance approach to any anti-social behaviour and illegal substances. Police scanning dogs will support racecourse security at selected future race meetings whereby anyone caught in possession shall be refused entry.

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