Scottish Grand National Odds

The Scottish Grand National one of the biggest horse races held in Scotland at the Ayr Racecourse. This race is graded as a Grade 3 race and is regarded as one of the 'big three' races at the racecourse over the course of the year alongside the Scottish Champion Hurdle and the Future Champion Novices Chase, all three are held in April. This particular race is run over 3 miles, 7 furlongs and 176 yards, alternatively known as 6,397 metres with 27 fences. It is the Scottish equivalent of the Grand National which is widely regarded as the biggest single race in the UK. The inaugural winner of this event was The Elk - who was owned by the Duke of Hamilton and has change in format multiple times in it's history, the race has increased in racecourse, length and title. There have been several winners of both the Scottish Grand National and the English Grand National, but only one horse has ever achieved this in the same year, that horse was the legendary Red Rum in 1974.

Most Successful Horse: 3 Horses

Most Successful Jockey: Charlie Cunningham (4 wins)

Most Successful Trainer: Neville Crump & Ken Oliver (5 wins)

YearHorseJockey & Trainer
2022Win My WingsRob James & Christian Williams
2021Mighty ThunderTom Scudamore & Lucinda Russell
2019TakingrisksSean Quinlan & Nicky Richards
2018Joe FarrellAdam Wedge & Rebecca Curtis
2017VicenteSam Twiston-Davies & Paul Nicholls

Betting on the Scottish Grand National

When looking for Scottish Grand National betting odds, it is important to remember the size of the field for this race. A maximum of 30 horses can contest the Scottish Grand National but traditionally we see between 18 and 25 horses in each race. The last two years have had 24 and 23 horses entered meaning that a lot can happen in the race, the Scottish National has seen a number of horses fall and pull up which has led to favourites finishing at the back of the field which can make even the best Scottish Grand National tips end up as losses. We do tend to see repeat winners in this race although the only horse in recent memory to have won back-to-back races is Vicente in 2016 and 2017.

When looking for the best betting odds for the race, we recommend taking a look at the ante post betting odds as arguably the most famous race in Scotland, you'll find a lot of the horses that look set to race, will race. So, with this in mind, your best chance of getting high odds is to bet ante-post and at BetUK, you'll have the comfort of knowing we offer non-runner no bet, meaning the risk of Ante Post betting is decreased. However, if you're looking for the best Scottish Grand National Odds just before the race, it's worth looking at the form and trends of the race and pick your top horses.

Scottish Grand National FAQs

What day is the Scotland Grand National 2023?

The Scottish Grand National will take place during the Ayr Racecourse festival on the 22nd of April, the festival runs across two days, starting on the 21st.

Why is there a Scottish Grand National?

The Scottish Grand National was created to celebrate Scottish Horse Racing, the festival was created to culminate the National Hunt season in Scotland. The Scottish national provides a unique layout that you can only find once a year at Scotland's premium event.

What kind of race is the Scottish Grand National?

The Scottish Grand National is a grade 3 handicap race that takes place every April.

Who is the favourite for the Scottish Grand National

The favourite for the Scottish Grand National will be unveiled closer to the event, find all horse racing betting odds on our sportsbook.

Where did the Scottish Grand National used to take place?

Before moving to Ayr Racecourse, the Scottish Grand National used to take place at Bogside racecourse.

Where can I watch the Scottish Grand National?

The Scottish Grand National has changed viewership over the years but in the modern day, you're able to watch almost all major races the same way by checking out ITV racing which also hosts the likes of the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.

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