Ayr Racecourse

Host to the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival in April and the Totesport Gold Cup Festival in September, Ayr Racecourse is situated on the west coast of the Scottish lowlands. It includes premier grade flat and jump courses.

Check our Scottish Grand National travel page for information on how to get to Ayr Racecourse.

The course at Ayr is a flat left-handed oval of about one and a half miles, with a long run-in. The Racegoers Club in Scotland and northeast England has awarded the course the “Racecourse of the Year” title on several occasions.

Ayr Racecourse has a long and rich racing history. 2007 marked its centenary year, although the Scottish Grand National has been held there only since 1966. Visit our Scottish Grand National history page for more.

Stands at Ayr Racecourse

There are two main stands at Ayr Racecourse – the grandstand and, for club members only, the Princess Royal Stand. Both stands provide several fast food options, restaurants, bars and access to the betting hall. Private suites are available in the Princess Royal Stand. Club members who watch the races from the Princess Royal Stand are encouraged to stick to a smart to smart/casual dress code.

On the day of the Scottish Grand National, Ayr Racecourse is extended to include John Smith’s Tented Village. The tented area includes a variety of shops and stalls, food courts, bars and a seating area with television coverage of the racing, as well as live music. Both grandstand and club badge holders have access to this area.

Visit our Ayr Racecourse facilities page for more information, or phone the racecourse on +44 (0)870 850 5666.

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