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 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
 
For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 565691.

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



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