You should know this by now, but just in case you have been missing out on the action, why don’t you tune in to follow the Perth Festival? It is one of the most exciting horse racing events and this year, the line up is just spectacular.
For starters, we have the winning trainer of the Grand National winner (2009). We also have the 2007 winner of the ultimate steeplechase, not to mention the current National Hunt trainers. All these and more are going to provide a thrilling experience for those at the Perth Racecourse during the festival.
The Perth Festival has a long history, going back 20 years. For this period, it has been held at the Scone Palace Park racecourse. As for the prize money? How about a whopping 220,000 GBP? With the quality of the horses and trainers involved, this is but a paltry sum, actually.
The featured horses and trainers are not all foreign, however. You can get a good taste of the local scene during the festival. The Perthshire Advertiser reports:
Local trainers are also turning out in force, including Scottish champion trainer-in-waiting Lucinda Russell and Lucy and Alan Normile.
Lucinda, who will re-gain the top Scottish trainer crown at the end of the current National Hunt season on April 30, has some 50 horses in training at Arlary House Stables, Milnathort, many of which will be Perth-bound this week.
She explained the appeal of her home track: “This meeting has a high grade of racing so we’ll be having a few runners every day. The fantastic thing about Perth is they always get the ground right, so I am happy to run good quality horses.”
Getting the ground right is everything for some trainers and if they have it in Perth, you are sure to have excellent races – every single one of them!