Punters done in at last week’s Cheltenham festival, or those of us from the US who did not surface in time to take part in online betting by satellite, have another chance as the jumps season gets underway at the Ayr Racecourse. Do not expect good odds for the tempestuous Scottish weather though! Kelso has had to drop three events this season because of frosty conditions, though organizers were quick to garner replacement races at the Borders track. The British Horseracing Board stepped in quick as lightning to permit the fixture. The Borders management did their bit by getting their site up and running in a jiffy.
The Ayr event of March 23 was followed by the Scottish Grand National in the third week of April. There are exciting discounts for bulk bookings made in advance. However, course officials report record ticket sales, so there is not a moment to lose if you would like to witness top horse racing in mysterious Scotland for real! The Ayr Racecourse is one of the best, not just in Scotland, but to be found anywhere. It has extensive catering and reception amenities for business and social events to go with the throbbing pace of its horse racing events. Ayr is a picturesque and historic town about 30 miles from Glasgow. It has all the modern conveniences you could wish, its magnetic old world charm notwithstanding. April is a great time for a visit, whether you yearn to succeed at wagering or need a restful break in a tranquil and scenic zone.