SAINTS & SINNERS CELEBRATE HALF A CENTURY AT HAMILTON PARK RACECOURSE
Press Release: 01.06.2015
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Hamilton Park Racecourse’s landmark 50th annual Saints & Sinners racenight is on course to raise more than £40,000 for small Scottish charities.
The golden anniversary Bothwell Building and Timber Supplies Saints & Sinners Racenight with Collabro is one of the highlight Super Six events of the Superseal Season at the Racecourse and supports charity, Saints & Sinners Club of Scotland.
Guests will enjoy an evening of great racing and entertainment on Thursday 25 June, with a performance from chart-topping Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro – fresh from their sell-out nationwide tour and “Act Two” album launch – and a DJ set from Capital FM’s Garry Spence
The highlight of the evening’s racecard is the £10,000 EBF Stallions Captain JC Stewart Fillies Handicap Stakes (Class 4) race. Off the course, there will also be a pair of his and hers luxury Claude Bernard swiss watches courtesy of JV Watchmakers of Hamilton, dinner for four at the Red Leaf Restaurant at the Alea Casino and an overnight stay at the Strathclyde Hilton for two up for grabs in the best dressed couple competition.
Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “With glitz, glamour and good causes, the jubilee Saints & Sinners racenight is the golden ticket of our racing season. We’re proud to be celebrating a charity partnership spanning half a century and hope to raise a golden sum for good causes throughout Scotland on the night – I’d certainly urge anyone looking for a great night out to come along and join us, especially as the more people who come along, the more the charity benefit.”
Philip Martin, from charity Saints & Sinners, adds: ‘Saints & Sinners’ very first major event was at Hamilton Park Racecourse in June 1965. Over the last 50 years the meeting has become an integral part of our fundraising calendar, accounting for around a third of our total annual fundraising, which supports more than 100 Scottish charities every year. We hope that our 50th anniversary celebration is even bigger and better than ever before.”
The Saints & Sinner Club of Scotland has raised just under £2 million for small Scottish charities in its 50 year history. Last year alone, the club distributed £121,600 to 135 charities.
The celebrations get underway at Hamilton Park Racecourse with gates opening at 4pm, when visitors can choose to be a saint or a sinner by purchasing a charitable red or white carnation, before the first race begins at 6.10pm. The last race of the evening will take place at 9.10pm.