Fixture Overview

It's Doonside Cup Day, the opening afternoon of the three day William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Scotland’s richest Flat race meeting.

Scotland's richest Flat meeting the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival gets under way with Doonside Cup Day named after the feature race of the afternoon  – the William Hill Doonside Cup

The Class 1 Listed race carries a prize fund of £65,000 and is one of the best performing  races of its type in the UK.

The 2019 running was another excellent renewal with the  three year-old Andrew Balding trained filly Encapsulation seeing off her rivals to win from What’s The Story. This was Andrew’s third win in the race having previously won it with Scottish in 2015 and Opera Gal in 2012.

The supporting card also contains some excellent races and many of the leading jockeys in Britain and Ireland will be in action riding for top trainers.

After racing a live band plays in the Princess Royal Suite within the Club stand for three hours.

TIME RACE
TBC 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

  • Club Ticket Club Stand £24.00 Club Winter Warmer: £33 3 Day Ticket: £73
  • Grandstand Ticket Grandstand £16.00 Grandstand Winter Warmer: £25 3 Day Ticket: £46
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