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Horseracing in Scotland

Horseracing in Scotland normally comes under a British, as opposed to national aegis. The main National Hunt meeting held is the Scottish Grand National meeting at Ayr each April, and the main Flat meeting is the Western Meeting, featuring the Ayr Gold Cup, at the same course each September.

Supposedly, the oldest continually run horse racing event was the Lanark Silver Bell, which was last run in 1977 before the course closed.


There are several established racecourses in Scotland.

Historically, there was also Lanark Racecourse (closed 1977) and Bogside Racecourse (closed 1965, and the traditional home of the Scottish Grand National).


  1. NB - this usage is slightly inaccurate since Musselburgh has never been in the City of Edinburgh boundaries


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