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Hamilton Park Racecourse Guide

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.

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.

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 10 furlongs in July. In 2016, the race was won by Ventura Storm who would go on to finish second in the Doncaster St. Leger.

Also run on the same day is the Scottish Stewards Cup, a competitive class two handicap which has been a favourite for Richard Fahey in the past.

TV Channel: Racing TV

Bookmaker Streaming Services are Available from Betfair, and Bet 365.

If you are going to Hamilton races then why not download the OLBG app to get the latest Hamilton tips at the course?

* All statistics below are based on the previous five seasons at Hamilton

Hamilton Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 136-389 (35%) +2.82
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 59-109 (54%) +5.56

Hamilton Racecourse Map

Flat: Right-handed, the layout is very similar to Salisbury with a loop for races run over 9 to 13 furlongs. The straight is undulating, downhill with an uphill finish.

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.

Hamilton Racecourse Address: Bothwell Rd, Hamilton ML3 0DW

Hamilton Racecourse Telephone: 01698 283806

To buy tickets for a race day at Hamilton, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Hamilton Flat Racecourse Map
Hamilton Flat Racecourse Map

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.

Use the 'Add' to betslip option to add any picks you wish to bet on to your betslip. You can head over to the main racing picks page and add picks from other courses too.

Hamilton Draw Bias

When breaking Hamilton down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the best LSP, that would be stall 1 over a trip of 6f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of +220.95. With an LSP of -61.96, the most unsuccessful stall at Hamilton is stall 5 when backing runners over a trip of 5f over the last five years.

Here we have the draw bias for Hamilton taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Hamilton Jockey and Trainer Statistics

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Hamilton?

Not only is Keith Dalgleish the most successful trainer at Hamilton in terms of the number of winners but they have also returned a profit if back all of their runners, Keith Dalgleish has notched up a total of forty-one winners for an LSP of +9.61. John Riches is the trainer to follow at Hamilton if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the trainers in the eachway markets, that is +134.70 which is courtesy of their nine placings (three winners). The trainer with the worst record at Hamilton based on LSP is J S Goldie who has only an 11% strike rate with forty winners from three hundred sixty runners who have returned an LSP of -143.01.

When looking at the leading jockeys based on wins for those who are also showing a profit when backing all of their rides then it is B A Curtis who comes out at the top here at Hamilton With a total of forty-four winners and an LSP of +48.91. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Hamilton and that would be Harry Russell who shows the best eachway LSP which is +92.68 thanks to their twelve placings (five winners). A total of fourteen winners from one hundred twenty-one rides at Hamilton has David Allan at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 12% strike rate and worst LSP of -65.37.

Hamilton Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Hamilton for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 13-27 (48%) +17.11 - Backing B A Curtis rides when on horses aged 2yo
  • 6-11 (55%) +15.83 - Backing Miss J A Camacho runners when horses are aged 4yo
  • 10-16 (63%) +15.57 - Backing B A Curtis rides when in a Novices race
  • 6-13 (46%) +10.83 - Backing Ed Bethell runners when in a Handicap race
  • 5-7 (71%) +10.63 - Backing George Scott runners when horses are aged 2yo

Hamilton Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Hamilton based on the number of winners:

  • 16 Wins: Keith Dalgleish & Callum Rodriguez
  • 15 Wins: I Jardine & Andrew Mullen
  • 12 Wins: T D Easterby & David Allan
  • 12 Wins: R A Fahey & Paul Hanagan
  • 11 Wins: K A Ryan & Kevin Stott

Hamilton Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Keith Dalgleish306-41-98+9.61-12.08
K A Ryan133-29-53+16.02-7.84
K R Burke94-12-32+32.50+15.59
Miss J A Camacho32-11-17+13.26+11.11
Roger Varian22-11-15+11.06+3.65
Mrs Dianne Sayer39-8-17+53.96+31.52
Phillip Makin45-7-17+6.88+1.57
Adrian Nicholls43-7-13+1.46+6.13
Ed Bethell18-7-10+7.36+3.50
Rebecca Menzies39-6-12+5.38+4.88

Hamilton Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

B A Curtis151-44-72+48.91+12.74
Paul Mulrennan209-34-76+17.99+0.88
Phil Dennis114-15-37+19.09+3.45
S A Gray123-14-31+99.50+47.29
Billy Garritty79-9-23+54.58+23.79
Ben Robinson65-9-25+2.13+6.73
Jamie Gormley90-8-18+10.38-8.75
T P O'Shea41-7-16+34.00+19.14
B McHugh38-7-10+34.00+13.38
Harry Russell51-5-12+168.00+92.68

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Hamilton Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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