Hamilton Park’s Biggest Charity Night of the Year Returns!

Hamilton Park Racecourse is set to throw open its gates for its annual charitable Saints & Sinners Racenight on Thursday 28th June.

Racegoers in their thousands will descend upon the premier Lanarkshire venue in a colour palette of red and white for the glamorous affair, sponsored by the Exsel Group, with funds being raised on the night for the Saints & Sinners Club of Scotland.

Each year, the Club raises money and donates regular grants to small Scottish charities, awarding a record 140 grants of £1,000 each last year. The race meeting is one of their main fundraising events each year and international rugby legend Gavin Hastings, who has recently been announced as the club’s Chairman, will be there on the night.

With the style stakes set to soar, the evening’s hosts Suzie McGuire and Jim Delahunt will present the legendary best dressed couple competition with prizes including a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Strathclyde, a meal for two at Cut Bothwell and tickets to Ladies’ Night at the racecourse on Saturday 4 August.

To finish the evening with a show-stoppping ‘Twist and Shout’, the crowd will ‘Come Together’ for a special performance from leading tribute band, the Cavern Beatles after the racing action.

Vivien Currie, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse, said: “We’re gearing up for one of the most glamorous nights of the year and we’re honoured to be welcoming Gavin Hastings to join in the celebrations this year.

“A firm favourite in the racing calendar here at Hamilton, we expect to see lots of racegoers getting into the spirit of the occasion, with saints dressing in white and sinners in red.

“It’s always a fantastic night with top action on and off the course, and helps support some wonderful causes. A portion of the ticket sales each year is donated to the charity, so by simply attending, you’re showing your support.

“And you can purchase a red or white carnation on the night to make an extra special contribution. What better way to spend an evening?”

Gavin Hastings, Chair of the Saints & Sinners Club of Scotland, said: “This will be my first Saints & Sinners Racenight at Hamilton Park Racecourse since taking up my role as Chairman of the club and I’m very much looking forward to becoming part of this wonderful tradition, which has been enjoyed for generations in Lanarkshire.

“We support a wide range of charities each year and both we and they are so grateful for the racecourse’s continued support.”

On the course, look out for the £13,000 British Stallion Studs Captain JC Stewart EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes (Class 4).

Gates open at 3.30pm on the day, with thoroughbred action getting underway at 6pm.

Individual tickets are priced at £19 when booked online during the advanced booking window and are available now at www.hamilton-park.co.uk or by calling 01698 283806. Children under-18 go free, under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

A fantastic line up of events will be taking place at Hamilton Park Racecourse throughout the new 2018 season. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.hamilton-park.co.uk.