Hamilton Park Racecourse has unveiled a new sponsor in advance of its prestigious Braveheart Night this Friday (May 15).
Awarding-winning company Patersons of Greenoakhill, which is based in Coatbridge, has further enhanced an already strong partnership with the South Lanarkshire venue by sponsoring and naming the first Super Six fixture of the Superseal 2015 Season after its new venture, The Route 74 Truckstop.
Braveheart Night sees the company showcase the new services at Lesmahagow with title sponsorship of the whole £60,000 Braveheart evening as well as the hotly anticipated feature race – The £25,000 Route 74 Truckstop Braveheart Handicap Stakes. In addition they have added their support to the Wheelers Diner William Wallace Handicap, named after one of the fantastic new facilities on offer at Route 74.
Twice recipients of the QPA (Quarry Products Association) Restoration Award, Patersons of Greenoakhill chose the renowned Braveheart event to build on their long standing relationship with the racecourse which has seen them support a number of other events including the historic Saints & Sinners Racenight in June.
Hamilton Park Racecourse will also hold The Racing Together Handicap Stakes on Friday. Racing Together is the racing industry’s community engagement programme and is integral to the way British Racing engages with the wider community. It provides for those who make up the industry, sustains racings future and ensures that success is shared by the local communities.
Clerk of the Course, Hazel Peplinski, said: “We are delighted that the portfolio of new races introduced in 2015 have quickly found such strong commercial support, and especially grateful to our long-standing supporter Willie Paterson for taking up this additional opportunity this Friday evening. The new look Class 3 £25,000 Braveheart Handicap (80-95) Stakes has its race conditions carefully framed to dovetail with alternative opportunities at York’s 3-day Dante Meeting and has been rewarded with a high quality field of ten runners headed by the 95-rated Min Alemarat trained by Newmarket-based Marco Botti and includes the in-form Spes Nostra, recent winner for David Baron at Ripon. Friday also sees the launch of our exciting new Highland Spring Water Hamilton Park 2-Y-O Series which has eleven qualifiers exclusively scheduled here at Hamilton Park in advance of the £20,000 Final on Tues 1 September. This valuable Series Final aims to incentivise Trainers to target Hamilton Park with their two-year-olds throughout the summer. Four of the six runners on Friday night are making their racecourse debuts whom will have the highly-regarded First To Post of Richard Fahey’s to contend with. We were delighted to have had such a fabulous start to the season last Sunday for which Channel 4 returned to our venue. We had really exciting track action and the jockeys were very complimentary about the condition of the course after the winter break. We have had less rain leading up to this Friday’s meeting although I still predict the conditions to be on the easy-side despite a fair forecast.”
A patriotic theme will be running throughout the evening with pipers and highland dancers entertaining the crowds before Glasgow legends, Big Vern ‘N’ The Shootahs entertain the crowd with a live performance after racing.
Tickets for the Route 74 Truckstop Braveheart Night start from £17 and are available to book online or by phoning 01698 283 806.