Race­track cel­e­brates sea­son of Best ac­tion

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The cur­tain has dropped on an­other show-stop­ping sea­son at Hamil­ton Park Race­course at which more than 50,000 race­go­ers at­tended.

A host of top sport­ing ac­tion on the track, and out­stand­ing en­ter­tain­ment off it, contributed to a year of suc­cess, in­clud­ing record-break­ing at­ten­dances at Ladies’ Night and the La­nark Sil­ver Bell Racenight.

The course was also awarded the cov­eted five-star Vis­i­tor At­trac­tion from Visits­cot­land and is a fi­nal­ist in four cat­e­gories at the an­nual RCA Show­case and Awards.

Vivien Cur­rie, chief ex­ec­u­tive at Hamil­ton Park Race­course, said: “We’ve been over­whelmed by the re­sponse to this sea­son’s pro­gramme of rac­ing and en­ter­tain­ment.

“We are de­lighted that at­ten­dance is soar­ing, and our suc­cesses are be­ing recog­nised in the awards we are get­ting.

“The team has con­tin­ued to build on the suc­cesses of pre­vi­ous sea­sons with in­vest­ment in the venue it­self, our on- the- track ac­tion and ex­ten­sive pro­gramme of en­ter­tain­ment.”

High­lights across the sea­son in­cluded the EK East Kil­bride Ladies’ Night, which saw al­most 10,000 rev­ellers de­scend on the race­course for the hotlyan­tic­i­pated fix­ture.

With ticket sales up 17 per cent on 2017, and record-break­ing en­tries to the Best Dressed Lady com­pe­ti­tion, visi­tors lapped up per­for­mances from pow­er­house songstress Heather Small, TV star and I’m A Celebrity win­ner DJ Ge­or­gia ‘Toff’ Tof­folo, along­side a guest ap­pear­ance from Calum Best. On the course, the ground­break­ing Silk Se­ries, aimed at chang­ing at­ti­tudes in the sport, was a high­light of the race card, show­cas­ing a host of tal­ented fe­male rid­ers.

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