Stabling & Overnight Accommodation at Ayr Racecourse

Ayr Racecourse has 172 stables, providing paper or shavings bedding which are allocated on arrival. The stable yard entrance is located off Craigie Road, approximately 80 yards after the traffic lights on the left hand side (Sat Nav: KA8 0HA).

Overnight stabling and accommodation is ONLY available by prior arrangement. Please download and complete the Overnight Stabling & Accommodation Form - this form must be sent to AYR Racecourse by 1pm the day before racing.

Download the Stabling and Overnight Accommodation Form here

Fax: 01292 610140 or email:


We appreciate that a large percentage of our runners have travelled a considerably long way to race at Ayr, therefore we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In order for us to achieve this, please read the below prior to arrival:

On arrival please use the check-in area in Courtyard Two of the Western House Hotel. We have a strict 2-per-room, same-sex policy due to limited availability both in our 4* Western House Hotel and in local B&B's.

We aim to ensure that shared rooms are with personnel from the same racing yard and/or of similar career status. Valuables may be stored in safes provided in each room.

On the evening before racing a complimentary meal is available between 7pm and 9pm in the Western House Hotel. After this time a 'packed lunch' is offered for late arrivals.

On day of departure, we would ask that you please vacate your room by 11am. Please note also that no visitors to stable attendant accommodation are permitted.

Race Day Stable Attendant Catering

Our Stable Staff Canteen is situated to the rear of the Pre-Parade ring where hot and cold meals will be available throughout the race day from 7 a.m until approximately 1 hour after the last race. The day room is also available for your use, which is situated next door to the canteen.

Box Drivers

Please ensure that rubbish or waste from both stables and horseboxes is placed in the skips and bins provided, especially in the horsebox unloading area. Help us keep the yard a clean & tidy environment.

Box Drivers and day only visiting stable staff will have access to shower and toilet facilities within the stable yard once they are booked in. We also have a room available in the Hotel for showers.

Once horses are unloaded please ensure you park horseboxes in the box park across from Craigie Road and not in the hotel car park. Please use loading area to load horses and do not cross the road to load in the box park.

Morning Exercise

All morning exercise must be carried out between 7am and 8am.

Graeme Anderson - Clerk of the Course/Head Groundsman: 07768 651261

Things to do in Ayr If you have the time Ayr has many attractions available to you, please visit the Locallife website for a list of things to see and do in Ayrshire.

Accommodation at our on-site Western House Hotel
  • 26 April 2017 History making Vicente

    Sam Twiston-Davies and Vicente wrote their names into the record books at Ayr on Saturday becoming the first jockey-horse combination in 32 years to win back to back Coral Scottish Grand Nationals.

  • 17 April 2017 Sandy aims for a Scottish Win with Seldom Inn

    Borders trainer Sandy Thomson will attempt to keep the Coral Scottish Grand National trophy north of the border on Saturday when he takes on the big guns from the south with the eight year-old Seldom Inn. The horse won a Listed race earlier in the season at Kelso and is likely to be ridden by Grand National winner Derek Fox.

  • 17 April 2017 Saturday Sellout

    A sell-out crowd of 17,000 will converge on Ayr Racecourse on Saturday for the Coral Scottish Grand National with hotel rooms within a 15 mile radius sold out and businesses in Ayr, Prestwick and surrounding areas preparing for a bumper weekend.

5-Day Forecast
    Owners Hospitality provided at Western House Hotel is excellent and appreciated by all.
    Andrew Tinkler - CEO of the Stobart Group, Cumbria - 10 September 2013