Information for Owners attending Racing Behind Closed Doors

As part of the phased return of owners to racecourses in line with the Government guidance for elite sports grounds, we are able to allow four racehorse owners per runner (or their representatives) to attend our race meetings held behind closed doors.

We kindly ask you to wear a face covering when entering and moving around our facilities indoors. 

There will be a selection of hot and cold food available including sliced Scottish Sirloin of Beef on a Brioche bun, salad pots, sandwiches and desserts. 

To enable us to ensure that all of the appropriate arrangements are in place and minimise risk for owners and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of all attendees we need you to provide us with the details of those who will be attending by no later than 4pm on the day before the race meeting. Please use the Racecourse PASS System to do this, via If you do not have access to the PASS System or need any assistance in its use, please contact the PASS Helpdesk on 01933 270333 or The Racecourse Association has created a simple guide for owners covering the basic operation of the PASS system. This can be downloaded here. 



Please be aware that the following requirements are also in place to allow us to provide entry, full details of which are available from the Return to Racecourse Guide for Owners, and a summary is provided below

  • All owners will need to complete a two-stage screening process. This includes the ROA's COVID-19 online learning module and a personal health assessment to be completed in advance of raceday, followed by health questions and a temperature check on arrival at the racecourse.
  • Owners will access Ayr Racecourse by turning off Whitletts Road at the traffic lights at Tesco following the private racecourse road to the checkpoint where they will remain in the car to go through temperature checks answer health and questions and be issued with a wrist band. You will then enter the PR car park.
  • All owners, guests and representatives must bring Photo ID with them to the racecourse. It is not essential to bring your PASS Card.
  • Owners on course will have access to a dedicated 'owners' zone', which will be separated from raceday workers (trainers, stable staff, jockeys, officials, media etc.), who have undergone a more rigorous health screening process. For infection control purposes, no movement will be permitted between the two areas of the racecourse.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ayr Racecourse but if you require any additional information please contact us on 01292 264179 during office hours or email