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Saddle Up for the Coral Scottish Grand National: Thousands Set to Descend on Ayr Racecourse

The stage is set for a thrilling weekend of jumps racing at Ayr Racecourse as the prestigious Coral Scottish Grand National gets underway this Saturday, April 20th.

Pic - Ayr Racecourse

Thousands of spectators are expected to descend upon the track, making it one of the biggest sporting events of the year in Scotland.

This year's Coral Scottish Grand National promises to be even more electrifying than the record-breaking sell-out event of 2023. With a total prize purse of £500,000, it's the richest day of jumps racing in Scotland, attracting top-class horses, trainers, and jockeys from across the UK and Ireland.

The highlight of the weekend, the Coral Scottish National itself, is a gruelling test of stamina and skill. Run over nearly four miles, the race will see around 71 horses vying for glory.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary Red Rum's historic feat of winning both the Scottish and Aintree Grand Nationals in the same year. To commemorate this remarkable achievement, Ayr Racecourse will unveil a commemorative plaque on the opening day.

Beyond the main event, the two-day festival promises a full schedule of exhilarating races, along with exciting entertainment and lively atmospheres. Racegoers can expect a fun-filled day with delicious food and drink options available throughout the venue.

Whether you're a seasoned racing enthusiast or simply looking for a day of action and entertainment, the Coral Scottish Grand National is an event not to be missed. With tickets selling fast, it's recommended to secure your spot at Ayr Racecourse and witness the pinnacle of Scottish jumps racing.

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