What to expect on a Raceday

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We are delighted we have been granted approval by the Scottish Government and Local Authority Safety Advisory Group of Tayside to welcome back racegoers to racedays (with reduced capacity) for all of our remaining 2021 fixtures and we would love for you to be there!

Please note that all tickets must be purchased in advance, tickets will not be available to purchase at the gate.


So, what can we offer you in this new Raceday experience? 

Grandstand Enclosure Ticket Options

Grandstand Entry > Buy tickets

The classic and most popular entry ticket. Currently our capacity in the Grandstand Enclosure has been reduced. We are able to offer limited indoor cover, so please be mindful to dress for whatever the Scottish weather can throw at us!

Within the Grandstand Enclosure we will have refreshments available to purchase including alcoholic refreshments. Please note all payment transactions will be contactless. Due to the current rules and regulations of service of food and drinks, you must be seated whilst consuming and must not walk or stand with food or drinks - pending Scottish Government and Local Authority update. 

The available refreshment options are:

The Horsewalk Bar (located on the head-on lawn)
The Last Ditch Bar (located at the last fence)

Paddock & Chips - serving all the chip-shop favourites!
Cafe 1613 - tea, coffee, cakes and selection of freshly made sandwiches


Tay Bistro

The Tay Bistro, is a favourite choice of Perth Racecourse regulars, offering hearty and delicious food, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. 

You can enjoy a day in The Tay Bistro at all race meetings, serving a choice menu of mouth-watering Scottish favourites. From classic starters, delicious roast of the day and indulgent puddings.


Galileo Restaurant

Located on the top floor of our Nelson Stand, the Galileo Restaurant is our flagship eatery at Perth Racecourse. The suite has panoramic views of the racecourse. This creates an electric atmosphere while the races are on and the close proximity means direct access to the grandstand, the betting ring and that all-important finishing line.

The food in the Galileo Restaurant is produced with great care and attention by our team of top chefs and wherever possible they source Perthshire and Scottish ingredients to create their mouthwatering menus and afternoon treats.


Picnic Enclosure Ticket Options

Park & Picnic (requires a car) > Buy tickets

This raceday ticket will allow you and your family/friend bubble, car access to our centre picnic area, offering trackside viewing of live jump racing.  Along with a big screen, betting, a Beer Garden and customer toilets. Your own car can provide shelter from the sun, rain or whatever we get!

This ticket is designed for a car with up to 5 people in it. One ticket = one car.

Picnics and picnic furniture is encouraged! However, you are prohibited from bringing alcohol on site. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, a limited offering of alcoholic beverages will be available in the Beer Garden which will be controlled under the current guidelines.

We will be operating a QR code system in the Beer Garden where you can scan the code on your picnic table (within the Beer Garden), order and pay for your drinks online and they will come to your table! Please note, all drinks purchased in the Beer Garden have to served to the table and be consumed whilst seated at the table. You cannot order drinks and take them back to your car.


Picnic Ticket

The Picnic Ticket gives you on-foot access to the Picnic Enclosure. You are welcome to bring your own picnic furniture and food & drinks (strictly no alcohol please). There will be a number of picnic benches available for use if you do not wish to bring your own furniture.  

You will have access to bookmakers, the Tote, big screen, customer toilets (including accessible) and the Winning Post Beer Garden.



Safety for all is our top priority. As a leading Perthshire event venue, we have followed every Government guideline and put in place all the relevant protocols to ensure this. Please see our FAQ page on our website here for any further information.


Through all the changes, we still think there is a great day to had at Perth, albeit a little bit different – we hope you agree.

Hope to see you soon, let’s make the most of what we have this year!

The Perth Racecourse Team