Races & Tickets

Ayr Racecourse is the only Grade 1 track in Scotland hosting both first class jumps racing and top flat racing. We staged a total of 30 fixtures during 2015 with no fewer than 10 Festival/Feature Days. And in 2016 we have raised the bar even further with 34 fixtures.

The early summer highlight is  Tennent’s Raceday on Wednesday May 18 which  sees the inaugural running of the British Stallion Studs Rothesay EBF Fillies Stakes, a Listed Race.

Run over one mile two furlongs for four year olds upwards there will be £50,000 in prize-money on offer and this should attract some of the leading trainers from the south who will send their horses and top jockeys north to plunder our riches.

There is also a fine supporting card on the afternoon and a live band after racing so a superb midweek day out.

Into June and we have a terrific double header with Tennent’s Racenight on Friday June 17. Television and radio star Vernon Kay will be playing a not-to-be-missed  90 minute dj set after racing  in the Ayrshire Suite within the Grandstand and he should be a huge attraction on what will be a fabulous summer night of racing and entertainment with in addition to Vernon a live band in the Club stand.

The following afternoon is Scottish Sun Raceday one of the busiest and most exciting days of the season.

This is the 10th anniversary of the Scottish Sun sponsorship and the racing includes the Scottish Sun/EBF Stallion Studs Land O’Burns Fillies’ Stakes, a Listed Race. After racing the fun continues with Replay, a terrific five piece band, playing in the Horseshoe Bar within the Club stand and leading radio dj Colin McArdle playing a selection of classic hits in the Ayrshire Suite in the Grandstand.

Scottish Sun Raceday also marks the launch of our legendary ladies competition with the best dressed ladies going forward to William Hill Ladies Day final on September 16 when some fabulous prizes will be on offer.

July sees five fixtures including our ever popular totepool Family Raceday on Sunday July 3 and Glasgow Fair Family Raceday on Monday July 18 both brilliant days out for all the family with racing and lots and lots of family entertainment which is all free and includes fun fair rides, face painting and a marquee full of fabulous activities.

August’s highlight is on the first Saturday of the month – August 6 with the fabulous QTS Ladies night an afternoon and evening crammed full of racing and full on glamour.

There’s another chance for ladies to win coins for William Hill Ladies Day final in September plus  a live dj set after racing from the legend who is Trevor Nelson – a first hand chance to see this fantastic broadcaster in action. There will also be a live band in the club area.

September is synonymous with Scotland’s richest and biggest flat race meeting the brilliant William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival, three days of top racing and entertainment with William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day.

We race every month of the year with something to suit all tastes - for exciting racing, fabulous themed racedays and the best in entertainment visit Scotland’s premier racecourse.

The parade ring and track

The parade ring and track

Top class flat racing at Ayr

Top class flat racing at Ayr

A great day out is always on the card at Ayr Racecourse

A great day out is always on the card at Ayr Racecourse

Glamour and glitz is all part of the raceday experience

Glamour and glitz is all part of the raceday experience

Hospitality facilities are second to none at Ayr Racecourse

Hospitality facilities are second to none at Ayr Racecourse

Our Festival Racedays always attract large crowds

Our Festival Racedays always attract large crowds

Spectacular jumps action at Ayr

Spectacular jumps action at Ayr

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With many years experience as a Racehorse owner, I am constantly impressed with the effort and expediency with which the team at Ayr work to ensure that the race track is produced to the highest standard possible. Welfare of horses and jockeys is obviously paramount in their priorities. This, coupled with first class hospitality, is why we remain long-standing Sponsors and supporters of Ayr.
Ronnie Bartlett, Chairman, Albert Bartlett