Article

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse (2-6 Whitletts Road, Ayr) — at this location (1 ½ hour drive southwest of Edinburgh, via route M8), both locals and visitors can see the most prestigious, high-quality races held in Scotland. Home to the Scottish Grand National and William Ayr Gold Cup Festival, it’s no surprise the 13 furlong length track – which was opened in 1907 – is often referred to as Scotland’s premier racecourse. Both Flat and National Hunting events are held at Ayr. The latter consists of races that branch to include either hurdles or steeplechase action.