Race­day will be a mu­sic day

Meet­ing will her­ald close of sea­son

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Staff reporter

Hamil­ton Park Race­course is bring­ing the sea­son to a close with a dou­ble-header of en­ter­tain­ment and sport­ing ac­tion.

Thou­sands are ex­pected to de­scend on the venue for the Septem­ber Week­end Mu­sic Race­day on Sun­day, Septem­ber 23, fol­lowed by the Les Hoey MBE Dream­maker Foun­da­tion Fam­ily Race­day the fol­low­ing af­ter­noon.

Hamil­ton’s ris­ing mu­sic star Stephanie Cheape will be tak­ing to the stage on Sun­day, af­ter be­ing named Best Un­signed Act at the Scot­tish Mu­sic Awards.

And 80s pop act Hip­sway will also be per­form­ing hits like The Honeythief and Tin­der af­ter the day’s rac­ing ac­tion.

Be­fore the live mu­sic on Sun­day, the rac­ing ac­tion will take cen­tre stage from 2pm with the fea­ture race, the £12,500 EBF Stal­lions Scot­tish Premier Se­ries Fil­lies’ Hand­i­cap Stakes, the high­light of the on-track ac­tion.

The very next day, the Les Hoey MBE Dream­maker Foun­da­tion Fam­ily Race­day will bring the cur­tain down on the sea­son with a fun­filled af­ter­noon of rac­ing and fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties as once again the race­course team is set to roll-out an ar­ray of chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment. At­trac­tions in­clude gi­ant in­flat­a­bles, hu­man ta­ble foot­ball, face painters, bungee tram­po­lines, Wii Switch bat­tle and much more.

As well as a seven-race card of top-qual­ity ac­tion on the track, in­clud­ing the £13,000 #proud to be a dream maker Veter­ans’ Hand­i­cap Stakes (Class 4), the win­ners of the Own­ers’, Train­ers’ and Jock­eys’ Cham­pi­onships will be re­vealed. Lo­cal trainer Keith Dal­gleish is cur­rently lead­ing the Train­ers’ Cham­pi­onship ahead of Richard Fa­hey.

Ex­cit­ing young jockey Jamie Gorm­ley is also on track to be­come Hamil­ton Park Cham­pion Ap­pren­tice Jockey and pos­si­bly Hamil­ton Park Cham­pion Jockey over­all.

Vivien Currie, chief ex­ec­u­tive at Hamil­ton Park Race­course, said: “The 2018 sea­son has brought an­other year of top­class sport, mu­sic and fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment to the peo­ple of La­nark­shire and be­yond, and with the Septem­ber Week­end Mu­sic Race­day and the Fam­ily Race­day, we are gear­ing up for more of the same to close the sea­son in style.

“What’s more, all en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties on Septem­ber 24 are in­cluded in your ticket price, with un­der- 18s go­ing free. Th­ese events truly make the per­fect bank hol­i­day ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies, mu­sic lovers or those just look­ing for a truly fan­tas­tic day out.”

Ad­vance pur­chase tick­ets are avail­able for the Septem­ber Week­end Mu­sic Race­day now from just £25, with gates open­ing at noon. Gates also open at noon for The Les Hoey MBE Dream­maker Foun­da­tion Fam­ily Race­day, with the first race tak­ing place at 2pm. Tick­ets are priced at £13 when booked on­line in ad­vance. Un­der-16s must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Tick­ets are avail­able at www.hamil­ton-park.co.uk, or by call­ing 01698 283806.

They’re off busy card at Hamil­ton Park

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