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All you need to know about the 2024 Scottish Grand National

All you need to know about the 2024 Scottish Grand National


Now that the Aintree Grand National is out of the way, thoughts can turn to the Scottish Grand National which takes place this coming weekend and here at grand-national.uk, you can find the up-to-date 2024 Scottish Grand National runners and riders as well as the best betting odds from our featured UK betting partners. 


The Scottish Grand National is the most valuable race north of the border and this year’s edition takes place one week after its more famous Merseyside equivalent. Ayr Racecourse will once again be packed to the rafters for one of the most exciting events on the Scottish racing calendar and we look ahead to the big event with all the most important information on the big race.


What date is the 2024 Scottish Grand National?

The Scottish Grand National traditionally takes place the weekend following the Aintree equivalent and as such, the 2024 Scottish Grand National will take place on Saturday, 20th April 2024. The venue for the contest is Ayr Racecourse on the west coast of Scotland, the course a short distance from the town centre and railway station.


What time does the race start?

The race has a scheduled start time of 3;35pm and coverage of the event is once again to be provided by ITV.


What are the confirmed runners for the race?

As things stand there are 71 horses holding entries into the 2024 Scottish Grand National but this number will be whittled down at each declaration stage. For the latest runners information, visit our Scottish Grand National Runners and Riders page.


What is the favourite?

At the time of writing, favourite to triumph in the contest is Macdermott, the Willie Mullins inmate priced at 7/1 (as of 15th April 2024) to finish first past the post.


How long is the race?

The Grade 3 steeplechase has a total length of 3 miles, 7 furlongs and 176 yards and throughout the course, runners need to successfully negotiate 27 fences.