Fixture Overview

Welcome to the opening afternoon of Scotland’s richest Flat race meeting the fabulous Ayr Gold Cup Festival.

The first of three days of quality racing featuring top rated horses from leading stables ridden by the cream of the country’s jockeys.

The highlight of this afternoon’s seven races is a Class 2 handicap over 1m 2f for the Kilkerran Cup – one of the  oldest and most prestigious trophies run for at Ayr.

Last year’s winner was  First Impression for trainer John Quinn and jockey Ben Curtis and invariably this race produces an exciting contest.

A trainer who consistently sends out winners at the Festival is Tim Easterby who saddled Eclipse De Lunar to win the opening mile race on the card in 2020 the first of five successes he enjoyed during the week.

Today’s action helps whet the appetite for what’s to come later in the week.

1.00pm First Race
4.25pm Last Race

Tickets have to be booked in advance and will not be available on the day.

Advance Booking Price: £2 off Club / £1 off Grandstand if booked and paid for six weeks prior to the fixture.

Group Booking Discount: For parties of 20 or more save £4 Club / £2 Grandstand if booked and paid for two weeks prior to the fixture.

Concession Discount: 60 or over, save £5, ID (proof of age) will be required to gain entry.

Under 18: Under 18s go free with a paying adult (child ticket must be added when booking): Please note U18 tickets must be collected on the day, where we hold to right to ask for proof of age to gain entry.

  • Tickets Available Club Ticket : £26.00 Grandstand Ticket : £18.00
  • Hospitality Available Silver Package : £155 Gold Package : £175 Platinum Package : £195 To Book call 01292 264179
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And so the Ayr Gold Cup Festival begins...

We are delighted to be welcoming spectators back this year to the Ayr Gold Cup, and our biggest wish is that everyone has a fantastic day. To do this safely in line line with all the current guidelines from the government we have a few changes to what happens on a raceday. Please see links below for further details.

Please see our Code of Conduct for guidance before you visit.



With a reputation for providing the best in service and atmosphere, why not check out what a day of hospitality at Ayr Racecourse could offer you...

If you are interested in Private Hospitality facilities please call 01292 264179 for more information
Ayr's hospitality at Western House for owners with runners is exemplary.
Alan Guthrie - Racehorse Owners Association Council Member for Scotland