TICKET UPDATE FRIDAY 11th APRIL...
Club Badges and Grandstand tickets can still be booked on-line
or by telephone and will be available for collection at the
collection booth in front of the course.
Both badges and tickets will also be available to purchase on
the gate on the day.
CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL OPENING DAY
THE months of waiting are over. The anticipation
becomes reality when the starter sends the horses off
for the opening race of the 2014 Coral Scottish Grand
National at 2.10pm. And it's the Easter Holidays, what better way
to spend it.
Most of the leading stables throughout the UK and Ireland will
have horses running over the two days with trainers including Paul
Nicholls, David Pipe, Nicky Henderson and Alan King filling horse
boxes full of equine superstars and sending them on the trip
Their stable jockeys Daryl Jacob, Tom Scudamore, Barry Geraghty,
Robert Thornton and of course the legend that is AP McCoy are all
likely to be riding.
There are seven superb races with around £100,000 in prize money
and the highlight is the Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase supported
by one of our longest standing sponsors and invariably a tremendous
event won last year by Bocciani ridden by Tom Scudamore.
Main supporting races this afternoon include The Coral Backing
Poppyscotland Mares' Handicap Hurdle and the Novices Limited
Handicap Chase over the minimum distance of two miles.
There is a true sense of occasion at the Festival and even those
who are not racing experts love the social aspect of the two
After racing on the opening afternoon we have live music from
two fabulous bands for three hours.
Dakota play in the Horseshoe Bar bringing their own special
touch to classic hits. They always have the dance floor full.
And downstairs in the Ayrshire Suite the party will be in full
flow with the high octane music of The Honey Moons, a fabulous live
band who will keep the dance floor packed and the crowd entertained
with their wide ranging repertoire of tremendous songs.
Click here to see the Honey Moons in action
The party is only half way over though…tomorrow brings another
First Race - 2:10pm | Last Race - 5:25pm | Gates Open -