The excitement at Perth races wasn’t restricted to the track with a food and drink festival enjoying equal billing.
Crowds were entertained with cookery demonstrations and were able to wander through a variety of local food, drink and artisan craft stalls between races.
Perth Farmers’ Market, which normally sets out its stalls in King Edward Street and High Street once a month, was also operating at the event on Monday.
As always the races attracted an interesting mix of visitors including a number of foreign tourists who were at Scone for the first time.
A familiar face made a welcome return with former Perth racecourse general manager and jockey Sam Morshead on hand to sign copies of his book.
David Trotter, account director at Sodexo Stadia and Racecourses Scotland, said they were delighted to be involved in an event which celebrated both food and racing.
“We’re proud of our long-standing partnership with Perth racecourse and to be sponsoring the food and drink festival race meeting for another year,” he said.
The food and drink festival continues on Tuesday at an evening of racing with the first race due to start at 5.10pm.