Left Hand National Hunt Course

Ayr Left Hand course.

This course has a long left handed bend just after the start, so low numbers are favoured in races under 1 mile especially when there are big fields. However on the straight course with soft going High numbers have the edge.


Ayr is the best course in Scotland and one of the best in Britain, an oval course, just over 1 mile and half with easy turns the round course joins onto the 6 furlong course half a mile from the winning post.


It should be noted that Eleven furlong races start in a chute which joins the main course on the far side, the course has minor undulations but is predominately flat.


The Most important flat meeting is the Western Meeting which features the Ayr Gold Cup, this race attracts big fields and even bigger starting prices this is one of Scotland's oldest races first run in 1804. Ayr also prides itself has being the only course to have staged an English classic when the St Leger was transferred here when Doncaster was declared unfit.

National Hunt and Ayr

Ayr boasts a fine National Hunt course which provides a fair and excellent test of horse and jockey.

The Scottish Grand National is run at Ayr and among the many horses to win this classic is Red Rum who boast a statue of himself at this fine course as well as Aintree.


The Scottish Champion Hurdle is also contested on this fine course.

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