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Scottish Grand National remains one of UK’s most popular races

The Coral Scottish Grand National remains one of the biggest horse races in the United Kingdom, the Ayr Racecourse showpiece event retaining its position of fourth in terms of betting turnover.

Bookmaking giant Ladbrokes Coral have recently published their figures which show that Scotland’s richest horse race sits fourth behind the Grand National, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Derby.

Indeed the Scottish Grand National attracts more bets than races such as the King George VI Chase, Ascot Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, 2000 Guineas, Queen Elizabeth Stakes and even the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Indeed the Ayr showpiece is the only race north of Aintree Racecourse which features in the top twenty. Cheltenham in comparison has eleven entries in the top twenty.

Managing Director of Ayr Racecourse, David Brown, has been quick to underline the importance of the Scottish Grand National and how it remains pivotal to the sporting calendar.

He said: “This underlines yet again just how important a race the Coral Scottish Grand National is.

“Not only does it sell out many weeks in advance, it also attracts a television audience in excess of a million viewers and sits proudly in fourth spot in the table of betting turnover.

“These are serious credentials which myself and the team at Ayr are fiercely proud of.”