UK gaming firm Coral has announced that it will continue its sponsorship of the Scottish Grand National at the Ayr Racecourse for an additional five years, continuing a sponsorship that has been in effect since 2007.
The Scottish Grand National is a grade 3 race, which is open to horses older than five years. The purse for the race is £200,000, and will be held on April 17th and 18th of next year.
Commenting on the deal Coral PR and Broadcast Director Simon Clare said, "We have forged a strong and dynamic partnership with Ayr Racecourse, who are a brilliant racecourse to work with, and are committed to taking this fantastic event to new heights in the years to come."
Ayr Racecourse Managing Director David Brown also commented, saying: "The Coral sponsorship of the Scottish Grand National has become one of the most successful partnerships between a racecourse and a bookmaker in horse racing. The Coral Scottish Grand National is one of the iconic races of the jumps calendar with a rich history so it is fitting we have such a prestigious company as Coral as our sponsors."