The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 22 March 2013

Prize money boost for Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse

By: Iain Ferguson

Prize money for Scotland’s richest race meeting - the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse - has been given a boost of more than £100,000 to £507,000.
 The 25% plus rise takes the prize fund to £97,000 on the first day of the meeting on Friday 19 April and to £410,000 on Saturday.
The big race itself, the Coral Scottish Grand National carries a purse of £180,000 with more than £102,000 going to the winner.
Main supporting races on Saturday are the £60,000 QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle and the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices’ Handicap Chase with a similar level of prize money.
The £40,000 Arcadia Consulting William Dickie & Mary Robertson Future Champion Novices’ Chase and the £30,000 Scotty Brand Handicap Chase, a Listed Race, are the other principal events on the second day.
The richest race on the opening day is the £25,000 Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase with £25,000 while the Coral Backing Poppyscotland Mares’ Handicap Hurdle has £20,000 up for grabs.
For more details on racing at Ayr Racecourse call 01292 264179 or go online at
For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 565691.


Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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