Fixture Overview

The biggest, best and richest Flat day’s racing in Scotland with many leading jockeys and trainers heading to the Ayrshire coast where there is £420,000 of prize-money on offer.

Scotland’s biggest and best day’s racing on the Flat guaranteed to have your adrenalin pumping.


The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup is one of the most exciting sights in racing with up to 25 high class sprinters hurtling down the six furlong straight at Scotland’s premier track. In 2018 history was made twice over with there being the first ever dead heat in the race between Baron Bolt and Son Of Rest with the latter also becoming the first Irish trained horse to win in the race’s rich 214 year history.


There’s fantastic entertainment before, during and after racing with top live band The Brightside playing the Princess Royal Suite and the fabulous Colin McCardle will DJ in the Ayrshire Suite.


Tickets sell fast for this day – so book early and enjoy a discount!

11.00am Gates Open
TBC First Race
TBC 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

Glamour is in plentiful supply at the William Hill Gold Cup Festival

Enjoy one of our Bespoke Packages

Why not make your day extra special and treat yourself to one of our bespoke package?

Club Premier Package
This package includes;

  • Club Badge
  • Seat/table for the day (tables accommodate up to 6 people)
  • Glass of house Champagne
  • Racedard
  • Private bar facilities

Club Premier is located on the trackside just past the finishing line with fantastic viewing of the racing. There will be wet weather provisions in place in case the weather was the unkind.
£95 per person


Afternoon Tea Package
This packages includes;

  • Club Badge
  • Seat/table for the day
  • Glass of House Champagne
  • Racecard
  • Afternoon Tea with Sandwiches, Scones served with Jam & Cream and a selection of cakes

Afternoon Tea is served on our Club Lawns beside the Parade Ring and is based on tables of 6 people and are sold in packages of 2s.
£90 per person



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