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Hamilton Park betting tips page with all the Hamilton Racecourse facts to assist you with your tipping and Hamilton betting. If you want to be on the right side of your wagers check out all the stats and facts below. There will be informative horse racing tips from OLBG members with plenty of helpful advice that will assist all punters, whether you are a novice or an expert. 

  • Tips From The Racecourse for Hamilton Park

    Hamilton Park: Right Handed

    Hamilton is possibly the Scottish course with which most people south of the border are least familiar. Hamilton Park is situated just off the M74, it is 15 miles south of Glasgow and about 40 from Edinburgh, the racecourse is set in fantastic surroundings.  In order to attract better racing, there is also an increase in the prize money offered, something that looks set to continue with record levels set year after year.

    A slightly short season of flat racing takes place between May and October.

    Guide to Hamilton Racecourse: The layout is very similar to Salisbury and a close relation of Goodwood.

    Races over 5 and 6 furlongs are run on a straight course.

    Races over a mile start close to the beginning of the turn into the home straight.

    In races of 10f or longer it is imperative to get a horse settled early on. Failure to do so on the early descent will cause issues during both the incline on the loop and in the closing stages.

    Type of Racing: Flat Only.

    Hamilton Race Highlights: The main fixtures are Ladies’ Night and the Saints & Sinners meetings, held at the beginning of August and late June respectively.

    The feature race is the listed Glasgow Stakes run over an extended 10f in July. In 2016, the race was won by Ventura Storm who would go on to finish second in the Doncaster St. Leger.

    5 Year Outright Favourite Statistics: 34%

    TV Channel: Racing UK

    Bookmaker Streaming Services Available from: Betfair, Bet 365.

    Course: Right Handed, it has a loop with a gradual turn into the loop but a much tighter one into the home straight that has a fairly long uphill finish.

    How to get the best Hamilton tips

    There is a tendency for runners to stick to the far rail when the ground is soft or heavy. This may give low numbers an advantage in sprints under those conditions.

    The proximity of the turns after the start of 8 & 9 furlong races makes getting a good position important and a low draw may help. With the steep descent into the dip and a climb for the final 3f, horses running prominently will do well unless going for home too soon as they can become very tired in the last furlong or so.

    Watch out for Hamilton track specialists here due to the nature of the course.

    In the Listed Glasgow Stakes take note when Newmarket trainers travel to the venue, they have a great record in the race with 10 wins from the last 20 races. 

    Check the olbg horse racing tip pages, if visiting Hamilton Park download the latest olbg app for live tips.


  • Hamilton Jockey and Trainer Statistics

    Hamilton Top Trainers 

    You can see that 4 Yorkshire trainers are in the top 5 of handlers with winners at Hamilton Park. 

    It's a fair trek from the White Rose county to Hamilton (200 miles) but those 4 often come home with the Scottish cash The only north of the border trainer in the top 5 is Keith Dalgleish from nearby Carluke (10 miles). Philip Makin is his go-to jockey.

    • Keith Dalgleish, Mark Johnston, Kevin Ryan, Richard Fahey, David O’Meara.

    Hamilton Smaller Stables Each Way Trainers to Note

    The following trainers have fewer runners at Hamilton but have a decent strike rate with their horses. 

    • Marjorie Fife, Kristen Stubbs, JP Shanahan, Michael Dods.

    Hamilton Top Jockey and Trainers

    • Joe Fanning/Mark Johnston.
    • Danny Tudhope/David O’Meara.
    • Philip Makin/Keith Dalgleish.
    • PJ McDonald/Ann Duffield.
    • Tony Hamilton/Richard Fahey.