Hamilton Park Racecourse celebrated the landmark 50th annual Saints & Sinners racenight with a glamourous evening to raise money for a selection of small Scottish charities.
The golden anniversary Bothwell Building and Timber Supplies Saints & Sinners Racenight with Collabro welcomed thousands of people though the gates to the second Super Six event of the Superseal Season at the Racecourse.
Guests enjoyed an evening of great racing and entertainment with a fantastic 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 was the £10,000 EBF Stallions Captain JC Stewart Fillies Handicap Stakes (Class 4) race, which saw Neil Farley cross the finish line first on Lil Sophella.
Heather Littlejohn and Graham Whittle were also big winners on the evening as they wowed the judges to win Best Dressed Couple and walked away with a pair of his and hers luxury Claude Bernard Swiss watches courtesy of JV Watchmakers of Hamilton as well as pink champagne courtesy of Batley’s Cash & Carry.
Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “Glitz and glamour were certainly in high supply as we celebrated 50 years of Saints and Sinners. Early indications are that we’ve raised a fantastic amount of money for the charity and we would like to thank our wonderful guests for being so generous on the night. There are plenty more fantastic events to come this season at Hamilton Park Racecourse so I would urge people to take advantage of our discounted tickets online now.”
The Saints & Sinners 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.