First Class Horse Racing
Ayr Racecourse is the premier racecourse in
Scotland hosting up to 30 race meetings a year and home to the
Coral Scottish Grand National and William Hill Ayr Gold Cup
Ayr offers first class flat racing and quality jumps racing and
is the only Grade 1 track in Scotland.
Attracting not only the leading horses in the sport but also the
top jockeys and trainers with names like Tony McCoy, Graham Lee,
Ruby Walsh, Paul Hanagan, Kieren Fallon and Frankie Dettori regular
visitors to the track.
Set in 155 acres Ayr Racecourse is one of the best viewing courses
in the land being predominantly flat. It is a round track of
approximately one mile four furlongs with a six furlong straight
course on which the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup is run.
Horse racing in Ayr dates back to the 17th century with the
current course having opened in 1907 for flat racing and national
hunt racing being introduced in 1950.