Hamilton Park Racecourse is located just 10 miles to the south of Glasgow in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Flat racing takes place between May and October. Hamilton is a traditional course and all profits made are invested back into developing the racecourse. In operation since 1782, the course is steeped in history and is a great day out for any horse racing fan.
Hamilton Park Betting Tips
Hamilton Park racecourse a right-handed loop track with many undulations. Three furlongs from the finish is a severe dip which then leads to a stiff uphill run to the winning post. Any race with a distance of 1 mile and 3 furlongs or more starts on the home straight. Horses then run up the home straight in reverse and subsequently take the lower bend around the loop before coming back down the home straight via the top bend. When the rain falls at Hamilton the ground gives way very fast, meaning it can go from good to heavy in a matter of hours.
Hamilton Park Draw Bias
When the ground is soft at Hamilton Park, there tends to be a bias for those drawn low. But the better the ground is, the more even the bias gets. Over 5 furlongs there is not a huge bias and winners can come from anywhere. It slightly favours both those drawn low on soft ground and those drawn high on good ground. Over 6 furlongs there is a marginal bias for those drawn low but, again, nothing major. However, on the mile there is a large bias towards those drawn in low numbered stalls at Hamilton Park races. This is due to the fact that horses have to take the right-handed dog leg bend. Therefore, those by the rail save ground by keeping to the inside.
Hamilton Park Betting Trends
Famous horse racing owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum has an unbelievable record when he sends a horse to Hamilton Park racecourse. In the last five seasons he has had 23 winners from 79 runners which is a 29% strike rate. This has produced a profit of +£32.33 to level stakes.
Hamilton Park Feature Races
- Tangerine Trees Conditions Stakes (5f 7y)
- Glasgow Stakes (Listed) (1m 3f 14y)
- Scottish Stewards’ Cup (Handicap) (6f 6y)
- Lanark Silver Bell (Handicap) (1m 4f 14y)