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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.
Indeed Brando went on to win two Group 1s.
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.
Entertainment is out of the top drawer with a jazz band on the Champagne Lawns before and during racing, a live band in the Grandstand area before and during racing and after racing the top live band THE LYRICAL play in the Horseshoe Bar within the Club area and there will be a dj in the Ayrshire Suite within the Grandstand. Both will play for three hours keeping the party atmosphere alive.
Tickets sell fast for this day – so book early and enjoy a discount !
First race 1.25 pm, last race 5.30 pm, Gates open 11.00 am
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.
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