Fixture Overview

Simply the finest day’s racing of the Scottish flat season with eight first class races.

THE biggest, best and richest Flat day’s racing in Scotland with many leading jockeys and trainers heading to the Ayrshire coast where there is £420,000 of prize-money on offer.

The 25 runner Class 2 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup is worth £200,000 in prize-money and in 2016 this was won by Brando – the highest ever rated horse to land the Cup.

Both Brando and Growl who was second were placed in the Group 1 sprint on Champion’s Day AT Ascot in October 2016 underlining the class of runner competing in the Gold Cup.

Elsewhere on the card Scotland’s only Group race the Class 1 Group 3 William Hill Firth Of Clyde Stakes is run and this was won by Bryan Smart’s useful Delectation in 2016.

There is also the William Hill Ayr Silver Cup – Roodee from Tom Dascombe’s stable won the last running of this - which is the main consolation race for the Gold Cup, and  the Kilkerran Cup.

There is fantastic entertainment before, during and after racing with a live band in the Club stand and a dj in the Grandstand for three hours following the last race.

Tickets sell fast for this day – so book early and enjoy a discount !



11.00am Gates Open
1.25pm First Race
5.30pm Last Race

Advance booking price: Save £2 on Club ticket(s) and £1 on Grandstand ticket(s) if booked and paid for six weeks prior to the fixture.

Club Ticket Group Booking discount: For parties of 20 or more save £4.00 if booked and paid for two weeks prior to the fixture.

Grandstand Ticket Group Booking discount: For parties of 20 or more save £2.00 if booked and paid for two weeks prior to the fixture.

Under 18's: If you are under 18 and accompanied by an Adult entry is free.

Type: Flat




Why not make your day extra special and treat yourself to a seat in our fabulous Premier Enclosure, situated in a prime location next to the track and close to the finishing post.
With a dedicated bar and some of the best views of the track as well as easy access to the parade ring, this really is the place to be!

The Premier Club Package includes;

  • Club Badge
  • Seat/table for the day (tables accommodate up to 4 people)
  • Glass of house Champagne
  • Racedard
  • Private bar facilities

Enjoy all of this for just £88 per person!

For further information or to book call us on 01292 264179



CLICK HERE to find out more about our William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival Opening Day

CLICK HERE to find out more about our William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival Ladies Day



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