Stabling & overnight accommodation
Ayr Racecourse has 172 stables, providing paper or shavings bedding which are allocated on arrival. The stable yard entrance is located off Craigie Road, approximately 80 yards after the traffic lights on the left hand side (Sat Nav: KA8 0HA).
Overnight stabling and accommodation is ONLY available by prior arrangement. Please download and complete the Overnight Stabling & Accommodation Form – this form must be sent to AYR Racecourse by 1pm the day before racing.
We appreciate that a large percentage of our runners have travelled a considerably long way to race at Ayr, therefore we aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. In order for us to achieve this, please read the below prior to arrival:
On arrival please use the check-in area in Courtyard Two of the Western House Hotel. We have a strict 2-per-room, same-sex policy due to limited availability both in our 4* Western House Hotel and in local B&B’s.
We aim to ensure that shared rooms are with personnel from the same racing yard and/or of similar career status. Valuables may be stored in safes provided in each room.
On the evening before racing a complimentary meal is available between 7pm and 9pm in the Western House Hotel. After this time a ‘packed lunch’ is offered for late arrivals.
On day of departure, we would ask that you please vacate your room by 11am. Please note also that no visitors to stable attendant accommodation are permitted.
Race Day Stable Attendant Catering
Our Stable Staff Canteen is situated to the rear of the Pre-Parade ring where hot and cold meals will be available throughout the race day from 7 a.m until approximately 1 hour after the last race. The day room is also available for your use, which is situated next door to the canteen.
Please ensure that rubbish or waste from both stables and horseboxes is placed in the skips and bins provided, especially in the horsebox unloading area. Help us keep the yard a clean & tidy environment.
Box Drivers and day only visiting stable staff will have access to shower and toilet facilities within the stable yard once they are booked in.
Once horses are unloaded please ensure you park horseboxes in the box park across from Craigie Road and not in the hotel car park. Please use loading area to load horses and do not cross the road to load in the box park.
Please ensure all morning exercise is carried out between 7am and 8am.
If you have any further queries please contact:
Graeme Anderson – Clerk of the Course/Head Groundsman: 07768 651261