08th Sep 2009 - ABBA are Bjorn Again at Hamilton Park
As ABBA mania once again sweeps the UK, Hamilton Park is gearing up to welcome super group Björn Again to the stage for Flower of Scotland Family Day on Sunday (September 20).
With ABBA's own Benny and Bjorn hosting ‘Thank You For The Music...A Celebration of the Music of Abba' - a star studded concert in London's Hyde Park the previous Sunday - it presents the perfect opportunity for Hamilton Park to pay homage to the Super Swedes.
Björn Again will perform a selection of classic hits from the ABBA songbook and show Hamilton crowds why they have gained a reputation as a crowd pleaser with music fans the world over.
In addition to the full concert after racing, the racecourse will also be laying on free entertainment for the family to enjoy, including, a paintball shooting gallery, ball pool, Laser Quest, fairground rides and stalls, hair braiders, moonwalk bouncy castle, face painting, and a temporary tattooist. There will also be a special visit from the Golden Lions Parachute Display team, who will be performing above the racecourse before the racing action gets underway.
There will be lots of top quality racing action too, with a total prize fund of £71,000 up for grabs. The feature race will be the totesuper7 Buttonhook Handicap worth £20,000.
As always, children under 16 will get in free when accompanied by an adult and there is ample free parking at the racecourse.
"With something for everyone, young and old, Flower of Scotland Family Day offers great value for money and is sure to be a winner with all the family," said Vivien Kyles, chief executive of Hamilton Park Racecourse.
"Money, Money, Money is The Name of the Game, but for punters who want to come along and Take A Chance on the horses, they may be lucky as The Winner Takes It All!"
At Flower of Scotland Family Day gates open at 12.10pm with the first race taking place at 2.10pm. Tickets for Flower of Scotland Family Day are on sale now and are available by calling 01698 283806 or by visiting www.hamilton-park.co.uk Tickets cost from £13, with a Family ticket starting at £26 (for 2 adults and 2 children).