What's On

Sun 05 May 2019

May Bank Holiday Family Raceday

Fri 17 May 2019

Palmaris Services Braveheart Night

Wed 29 May 2019

Wednesday Afternoon Raceday

Thu 06 Jun 2019

Thursday Afternoon Raceday

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Hamilton Audi Racenight

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Bothwell Castle Raceday

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Saints & Sinners Racenight

Tue 02 Jul 2019

Almada Raceday

Sat 13 Jul 2019

Saturday Family Racenight

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Racing UK Club Day

Fri 19 Jul 2019

Heineken UK Mid-Fair Friday Racenight

Sat 03 Aug 2019

Ladies Night

Featured Event
Tue 20 Aug 2019

Scottish Trophy Raceday

Featured Event
Fri 30 Aug 2019

Ladbrokes Lanark Silver Bell Racenight

Wed 04 Sep 2019

Wednesday Evening Racenight

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Sunday Afternoon Raceday

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Monday Afternoon Raceday

Mon 30 Sep 2019

September Weekend Family Raceday

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

The Club Enclosure

Club badge holders get the best views of the course and can stand right at the winning post for the exciting finishes on the uphill straight for which the course is so renowned. Those within the Club Enclosure can also access the Champagne Bar and Dukes Restaurant. One hour before the first race a tipster will be on hand in Dukes Bar for all the betting advice you will need for the day. Club badge holders can also access the Grandstand Enclosure.

Grandstand Enclosure

Within the Grandstand there is a family friendly restaurant, the Conservatory Bistro, good views over the track, and badge holders can access the Paddock Lawn facilities which include an open barbecue during the Super Six meetings. A children’s play area is open at all fixtures and the Grandstand Enclosure is perfect for a family day out at the races.

Bothwell Rd, Hamilton, Hudlow, ML3 0DW
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

By Train

Direct trains are available from Glasgow Central whilst trains from Edinburgh Waverley service Motherwell with onward connections to Hamilton.

By Car

Just 15 miles from Glasgow City Centre or 40 miles from Edinburgh, Hamilton Park is easy to reach thanks to excellent access from the M8 and M74 motorways.

Parking

There is free parking in the main public car park for all meetings. There is also the Dukes car park for label holders, Annual Members, Owners, Trainers and Jockeys. On busier days/evenings, there is overflow parking at Hamilton College and Caird Street.

Dress Codes

What to wear

There is no particular dress code, although football colours are not encouraged. Racegoers are encouraged to be happy and comfortable. On Ladies’ Night and Saints & Sinners Racenight racegoers are able to really enjoy dressing up and wear hats or fascinators if they choose. Ladies’ Night will be all about the fashion – with competitions for the best dressed lady on the evening. Although there is lots of grass around, there are also plenty of paths, so high heels are not a problem.

Racecourse Information

The History

Hamilton park racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue in Hamilton, Scotland to the south of Glasgow. It is a flat racing venue, with a season that runs from May to October.Racing has been staged in Hamilton since 1782 and it is now part of Scotland’s great sporting heritage. More than two centuries worth of punters have visited the course wanting to place a bet or simply just enjoy a grand day out at the races.Several landmark events in racing have occurred on Hamilton Park’s grounds. On 18 July 1947 it became the first course in Britain to stage an evening fixture while on 8 May 1971 the racecourse became the first to hold a morning meeting. These innovations would become commonplace for racecourses around the country.The present racecourse opened in 1926 and since 1973 it has been owned by the Hamilton Park Trust which reinvests all profits into developing the course. In 2015 Hamilton Park racecourse became the first horse racing venue in Scotland and the first small independant racecourse in the UK to offer free customer Wi-Fi.