A Guide to Ayr Race Course

A Guide To Ayr Race Course

Opened in 1907, Ayr Racecourse is the most westerly racecourse in the UK and offers racing all year round.

It is the home to the Ayr Gold Cup, which is the richest handicap sprint in Europe, with a purse of around £200,00 available to the winner. The maximum number of entries is 27 horses aged 3 years or older and the race is run every September. Ayr is also the home to the Scottish Grand National, a Grade 3 National Hunt Steeplchase that is run over a distance of around 4 miles every April – usually about a week after the Aintree Grand National.

The legendary Red Rum is the only horse to have won both Grand Nationals in the same season.

The course is left handed and offers both flat and jump racing. The flat racing takes place over course distances up to 2 miles, 1 furlong and 105 yards. The Jump racing starts at this distance and goes up to 4 miles and 110 yards.

Ayr racecourse is regarded as the premier racecourse in Scotland and has been awarded the title of Best Racecourse in Scotland and the North East 19 times.

Bullet Points

  • Course opened in 1907
  • Left handed course
  • Course length is 1 mile and 4 furlongs
  • Oval shaped course
  • 9 Fences

Map Of Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse Guide

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

B Hughes                              58                   18                   22

H Brooke                              34                   7                      12

H Skelton                              13                   7                      3

R Chapman                          23                   6                      11

D Fox                                     49                   4                      22

Top Jockeys – Hurdles

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

B Hughes                              75                   13                   32

R Chapman                          35                   10                   7

D Fox                                     54                   6                      16

C Nichol                                 36                   5                      12

H Brooke                              43                   5                      11

Top Jockeys – National Hunt Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

B Hughes                              15                   3                      6

B Campbell                           11                   2                      3

D McMenamin                    7                      2                      2

R Day                                     5                      2                      2

T Dowson                             7                      2                      1

Top Jockeys – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

D Tudhope                           105                 19                   38

J Fanning                              125                 18                   32

G Lee                                      109                 18                   31

B Curtis                                  96                   16                   33

J Gormley                             112                 15                   29

Course Address

Ayr Racecourse

2-6 Whitletts

Ayr

Scotland

KA8 0JE

A Guide To Ayr Race Course

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