Gold Cup

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9

Sun June 2019

Doors open:11:30am

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7

It’s one of the highlights of the racing season – The Gold Cup! The prestigious annual race is worth £40,000 to the winner on a racecard worth nearly £100,000 in total. It’s an opportunity to watch first-class national hunt racing from either the packed Grandstand area or the picnic hotspot of the Centre Course!

The first weekend meeting of the year, the Gold Cup is staged on Sunday 9 June and is one of the busiest and most popular racedays on the calendar. With the summer underway, it’s sunglasses and hats galore around the Grandstand area with thousands flocking to watch some of the highest rated horses in the country compete for the main prize.


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GRANDSTAND

Get in early as the crowds will flock to see the highlight of the Perth racing calendar – the grandstands are always filled with excited fans cheering their horses over the line.

Dress for the occasion – it’s the most prestigious race of the year, so put on your best gear!

Try the local beers and ales on offer from the Strathbraan breweries. If you get hungry, try some fresh, locally sourced haddock and chips from the Fish & Chip shop next to The Barn.

It’s going to be an incredible atmosphere with the best of UK & Irish racing showcasing their talent right here at Perth!

CENTRE COURSE

Make sure you arrive early if you want to drive right in – it’s one of the busiest fixtures and the centre course will be packed!

It’s an ideal day to bring a picnic to the centre course and enjoy an afternoon of racing. There will be a small range of inflatables available for the kids, so it’s a day the whole family can enjoy!

The sports bar will be open throughout the afternoon and there will be a range of drinks on offer.

Casual clothes are fine in the centre course, but make sure you dress sensibly for the weather. Remember hats and sun cream if it’s a hot, sunny day!

FEATURED RACING INFO

In 2018 The Energy Check Gold Cup was contested by top quality chasers. Indeed the 2016 runner-up, Menorah, was the classiest and highest rated horse to grace Perth Racecourse for two decades.

9

Sun June 2019

Doors open:11:30am

First race: 14:00pm

Last race: 17:00pm

Number of races: 7

WEAR: It’s the richest race day of the calendar – so look the part! Casual, comfortable clothes are fine in the centre course but dress for the weather.

EAT: Try the locally sourced haddock and chips from the Fish and Chip shop, next to The Barn.

SEE: The Parade Ring – the prize money on offer attracts the best of British & Irish racing to Perth so go along and see the horses up close before you place your bets. 

DO: Get down to the betting ring and have a flutter! Who will win the coveted City of Perth Gold Cup?

EXTRAS: The centre course is open with a selection of inflatables for the kids and the sports bar for the adults.