THIS is as good as it gets - the very pinnacle
of national hunt racing in Scotland featuring the £180,000 Coral
Scottish Grand National.
One of the iconic sights in racing is to witness up to 30 horses
jump 27 fences on the four mile course. The race is one of four
televised live from Ayr this afternoon on Channel 4.
Some of the very best handicap chasers in the country go to post
and recent winners include Godsmejudge (2013), Merigo (2010 and
2012), and Beshabar (2011).
Main supporting race is the QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle which
also attracts a high quality field as does the Arcadia Consulting
William Dickie & Mary Robertson Future Champion Novices'
Nearly all the top jockeys will be riding here this afternoon -
AP McCoy, Tom Scudamore, Ruby Walsh and Richard Johnson all
regularly visit this meeting.
And there's some top entertainment after racing with bands
playing in the Horseshoe Bar and Ayrshire Suite for approximately