Situated south of Glasgow in the town of Hamilton the racecourse is a flat racing venue and it has played host to horse racing since 1782. It is a right-handed undulating track that has recently seen a major refurbishment.
As with other racecourses the venue is keen to diversify from just horse racing and has become known as a concert venue and has featured such acts as JLS and X Factor judge Dannii Minogue.
The course holds 18 meetings throughout the summer with highlights being the Listed Glasgow Stakes which is held in July and used to be held at York Racecourse up to 2004.
On July 18th 1947 the venue became the first racecourse in the United Kingdom to host an evening racing fixture and on May 9th 1971 it became the first track to stage a morning meeting.
In big fields you need keep away from low in the draw and ignore the bottom six stalls when there are 14 or more runners in race of up to 1 mile 65 yards.
Address: Hamilton Racecourse Co Ltd, Bothwell Rd, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 0ZD.
Flat: Hamilton is shaped like a tennis racket. Starting in front of the Stands it is 1 mile 5 furlongs round. The 6 furlongs course is perfectly straight and the 5 furlongs is part of this course.
Road: N of town off A74 close to junction 5 of M74. Major roadworks on M74 North and Southbound between junctions 6 & 7. Diversions are signposted, but please leave extra time for the journey. Parking: Free for buses and cars
Rail: 1m, Hamilton West Station (from Glasgow).
Air: 20m, Glasgow Airport