William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Opening Day

  • Date: 18 September 2014
  • Racing surface: Turf
  • Time of day: Afternoon
  • Fixture type: Flat
  • Gate opening time: 12.10pm
  • Price: Club - £23 | Grandstand - £15
  • Advance booking price: Club - £22 | Grandstand - £14

Tickets still available to buy on the day at the Gate.

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The waiting is over, the big day has arrived its Day One of Scotland's biggest flat racing festival and we are under starter's orders for this extravaganza of quality racing featuring some of the leading jockeys and trainers in the country.

Some of the biggest names in the sport will head to the west coast of Scotland to enjoy exciting racing at its very best.

Before even a race is run there is a real sense of theatre as the draw for the highlight of the week, the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup is made and screened live on Racing UK.  We are delighted to confirm that joining us for the draw will be BBC television football pundit Robbie Savage and Miss Scotland Ellie McKeating.

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This afternoon's feature race is the William Hill Handicap for the Kilkerran Cup with £25,000 in prize-money on offer and raced over 1 mile 2 furlongs. This attracts quality middle distance handicappers and was won last year by Hi There from the Richard Fahey stable.

Other notable races today include the opener - the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice  Stakes over a mile for two year olds  won last year by the highly rated Bremner from the Kevin Ryan yard.

Judges will also be mingling with the crowd throughout the afternoon to pick best dressed ladies who will win a bronze coin and a place in the final of our Ladies competition which takes place tomorrow (Friday) on William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day.

Stay on after the last race to hear one of Ayr Racecourse's favourite bands DAKOTA in the Horseshoe Bar. Playing their own special brand of music featuring chart hits and all-time favourites, DAKOTA will be on stage from 5.30 pm until approximately 8.30 pm.

For more details on this race check out our special racing info pages here

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Are you a Student? If you are then why not come along to the Opening Day of the Festival and enjoy FREE Entry. All you have to do is simply come along to the Princess Royal Reception on the day with your STUDENT ID and enjoy a fantastic day at the races on us...
One entry ticket per student.
Please note you have to have a valid Student ID to gain entry...

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Times & Prices

  • Gates Open - 12.10pm
  • First Race - 1.40pm
  • Last Race - 5.10pm
Save £1 on Club ticket(s) and £1 on Grandstand ticket(s) if booked and paid for seven days prior to the fixture