Ayr Racecourse launches its 2012 flat season today
(Wednesday) with the news that prize money has been increased to
£928,600 - a near £30,000 rise on last year.
The highlight of the 16 day season will once more be the
three day William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival which runs from
Thursday September 20 until Saturday September 22 which carries
more than £430,000 in funds with £120,000 in the Gold Cup pot
For the first time ever this year all three major sprint
handicaps at the meeting - the William Hill Ayr, Gold and Silver
Cups will be run on the Saturday adding to the excitement of
Scotland's richest flat meeting of the season.
Today's Spring Raceday is followed tomorrow (Thursday) with the
Blue Square Raceday and there are healthy fields on both days set
to run on ground described as Good to Firm, Firm in places.
The feature race today is The Bet Mobile At BetVictor.com
Handicap over the minimum trip of five furlongs with £10,300 in the
prize fund and the 14 runner field includes Kevin Ryan's Le
Toreador, the mount of Phillip Makin and the Richard Fahey trained
What About You with Tony Hamilton riding.
Leading trainer at the track Jim Goldie saddles 11 runners
including the veteran Toshi, to be ridden by Graham Lee, in the
Watch Live Racing At BetVictor.com Handicap.