THOUSANDS of delighted children and their parents ‘Let it Go’ at Hamilton Park Racecourse earlier this week.
A fantastic day of racing and entertainment was enjoyed by nearly 5,000 people at the Princesses and Superheroes Raceday season finale on Monday.
The course hosted a Frozen themed show featuring songs from the hit Disney movie, while a band of superhero characters – including Batman, Captain America and Spiderman – swept-in to welcome delighted children.
Hamilton Park Racecourse’s own Ashley Moon even got in on the act – dressing as Wonder Woman – as the team at the Raceourse helped raise over £1,000 for the vital Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow.
As well as the stage show the Frozen characters mingled with the crowds and posed for pictures with youngsters. A host of arts and crafts activities also kept guests entertained.
Vivien Kyles, Chief Executive at Hamilton Park Racecourse said: “There was a fantastic atmosphere at Hamilton Park Racecourse on Monday, and ironically despite the name of the entertainment the Lanarkshire weather was kind to us and the course was bathed in beautiful sunshine. The local children and their parents really went to town in fancy dress and everyone seemed to have a great time. Between Ashley’s sponsorship, bucket collections and a prize raffle we raised over £1,000 for Marie Curie towards our target to the Pay for a Day Initiative at the Marie Curie Hospice. Overall we are now at £4,500 of our £6,500 target.”
On the track the highlight of an exciting seven race card was the £25,000 EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes (Class 2).
Dark Emerald gave Brendan Powell his first course success in the final feature race of the season.
In a time just outside the 41-year-old track record, the 5-6 favourite romped to a six-length victory.
All eyes were on the awards for the leading owner and trainer of the season – with local trainer Keith Dalgleish, of Carluke topping the trainer’s table ahead of Irishman Richard Fahey.
Thistle Bloodstock’s colours will be flown above the grandstand for 2016 after they claimed the owners’ championship.