Press Release: November 2019

The team at Hamilton Park is celebrating this week after scooping a coveted industry award at a prestigious awards ceremony, hosted at the Lanarkshire venue as reigning champion racecourse. The accolade was awarded in the Operational Excellence category at the tenth RCA Showcase & Awards for the successful development of the onsite Hampton by Hilton hotel, transforming the venue from racecourse to resort. In addition, the team were presented with Excellence Accolades in association with Visit Scotland for both Dukes Restaurant and their ‘Lovely Loos’ following the retention of their 5 Star Visitor Attraction status. It is the first time that the showpiece event has been held in Scotland, where venues from across the UK are recognised for showing “excellence and innovation” in customer experience.

Hamilton Park was also recently named among the best in the country for racehorse owners and will hold Gold Standard status for the next year. It is the thirteenth year in a row the venue has achieved the coveted status from the Racehorse Owners Association.

Vivien Currie, Chief Executive of Hamilton Park, said: “We’re delighted to have been presented with these awards in what has been an incredible 12 months. Opening our new hotel in the summer has transformed the services we are able to offer our visitors. It really is the next step in our journey to turn Hamilton Park into a multi-purpose resort, offering a wide range of services in a truly unique setting.

To receive the Showcase Award and Excellence Accolades on home soil makes it all the more special on what was a fantastic night, not only for Hamilton Park but also for Scottish Racing as a whole. It’s incredible to have been able to welcome representatives from the entire racing community and demonstrate everything we have to offer.”

Across the sparkling awards night there were a total of 13 awards handed out by special guests, reigning Stud & Stable Staff Employee of the Year Catriona Bissett and ITV Racing and former Love Islander Chris Hughes, with the baton of Showcase Champion passing from Hamilton Park to this years’ winners Pontefract Racecourse.

For more information on Hamilton Park Racecourse’s facilities and fixtures visit or call 01698 283809 for full details and to take advantage of advance booking discounts.