Fixture Overview

It's Doonside Cup Day, the opening afternoon of the three day William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Scotland’s richest Flat race meeting .

The highlight is the Class 1 Listed race – the William Hill Doonside Cup, with a prize fund of £65,000, won in 2016 by the Godolphin owned Secret Number the fifth time a Saeed bin Suroor horse had won the race since 2004.

This race, run over one mile two furlongs is one of the best performing races of its type in the UK and winners often go on to compete in and win Group races.

There is a good supporting card too with most of the leading trainers in the country represented and many of the top jockeys riding.

And the fun continues after racing with a live band playing in the Horseshoe Bar within the Club stand.

First race 1.40 pm, last race 4.55 pm. Gates open 11.40 am.

TIME RACE
11.40 am Gates Open
1.40 pm First Race
4.55 pm 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


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