Fixture Overview

THE most famous flat race in Scotland, carrying the biggest prize money and certainly one of the most exciting sprints in the land – the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup is the centrepiece of the eight race card on the final day of the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival.

Last year’s race was won by Louis The Pious ridden by the brilliant James Doyle and followed in the hoofprints of previous winners that include Highland Colori (2013), Captain Ramius (2012) and Our Jonathan (2011).


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

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

Club Ticket Group Booking discount: For parties of 20 or more save £4.00

Grandstand Ticket Group Booking discount: For parties of 20 or more save £2.00

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

Type: Flat

27 horses sprinting on the hallowed turf of Ayr Racecourse

A Saturday afternoon that is the showstopper of the Festival.

Gates on this momentous day open at 11.00am and as the crowds build the tension mounts ahead of the first race the QTS Nursery Handicap at 1.25 pm.

Every race today oozes quality with the Group 3 William Hill Firth Of Clyde Stakes, the William Hill Silver Cup and the William Hill Doonside Cup preceding the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup.

It’s a also another glamorous day at Ayr Racecourse and everyone wants to be part of what is not only a blue chip sporting occasion but also a superb social day out.

A jazz band plays on the Champagne Lawns we have live music in the tented Village within the Grandstand and after racing live bands in both the Club and Grandstand playing for three hours after the last race.

A fantastic atmosphere prevails at what is simply the finest day’s flat racing in Scotland … and a fun filled day out.

Don't miss it!!


Afternoon Tea on the Lawn
Why not treat yourself to our new Afternoon Tea Package?

What's more glamorous than enjoying a delicious afternoon tea and chilled glass of bubbly at the Racing!

Served to your table on our popular champagne lawns, overlooking the parade ring, our afternoon tea package includes:-

  • Club badge
  • Racecard
  • Glass of House Champagne
  • A delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones served with jam & cream and a selection of cake


We only have limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment.

£80 per person

Afternoon tea sold in packages of 2, up to 6 people per table.

For further information or to book call us on 01292 264179


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