Perth Racecourse further increases capacity for July fixtures
The team at Perth Racecourse are delighted to confirm that they have been granted approval to welcome back racegoers to small-scale racedays for all July fixtures starting next Thursday (July 1st).
This includes the sale of a limited number of Grandstand Enclosure tickets which will see members of the public in that area of the racecourse for the first time since September 2019. The main difference is that this ticket, by necessity due to the on-going restrictions, is a strictly Outdoor Event ticket and many of the racecourse’s indoor facilities shall not be accessible until capacities are increased further. Racegoers may still enjoy trackside and parade ring viewing, access to a limited amount of retail outlets for refreshments, a big screen and betting facilities but that there shall be very limited cover in the event of bad weather. All racegoers buying tickets to the races at the present time should dress for the changeable Scottish weather.
The inclusion of Grandstand Enclosure tickets for the first time since restrictions eased marks the latest phase of crowds returning to Perth. Following a successful introduction at Saturday’s BRAW! Raceday, Park & Picnic Bubble tickets shall also be available at July fixtures, allowing car access to the racecourse picnic area for racegoers and their family or friend bubble, with viewing of live jump racing both from trackside and via a big screen.
Crowds at Perth’s four July fixtures will come from Grandstand Enclosure, Park & Picnic Bubble, Galileo Restaurant, Annual Members and Owners & Trainers – each zone is segregated accordingly to minimise mixing amongst racegoers for Track and Trace purposes. As the racecourse management has maximised the current permitted capacities to allow as many racing fans back to enjoy the last sport as possible it is keen to capitalise on the open air nature of its offering at this time. All in attendance will be provided with clear instructions and information in advance of each raceday, be expected to follow Government guidelines and Covid protocols on the day and are reminded that turning up without a ticket shall result in non-admission.
Perth Racecourse CEO Hazel Peplinski said: “We are continuing to work closely with our Safety Advisory Group through this transitionary phase of bringing back spectators as safely as possible. Those that attended on Saturday so appreciated being back to see the horses in the flesh and the new Car Bubbles went down well, with racegoers feeling particularly safe in their own dedicated trackside car space in the fresh outdoors. The experience is obviously not yet back to normal but it is a small step forward. We just ask everyone to be tolerant of the additional protocols due to still being in Level 1 so that we can make smooth progress towards higher capacities later in the season.”