Frequents asked questions

Get the best out of your Raceday experience

We have listed all the answers to the main questions you may need to know. Want to know the different Ticket Types, when gates open or how to book tickets? then read on. If you have any further enquiries that aren’t covered here, please feel free to get in touch.

Normally two hours before the first race. The only time this will differ is during the winter months when the first race is earlier, and at our two major meetings Coral Scottish Grand National Saturday and Ayr Gold Cup, please check individual fixture for details.

Either online or by calling 01292 264179. Tickets are also available on the day of racing at the gate, when gates open (subject to availability).

Book your Club, Grandstand or Single Enclosure tickets early and you’ll save save save, so what are you waiting for.

Please check each individual raceday for exact discount and cut off period.

Another advantage is that if you buy in advance for either the Coral Scottish Grand National or Ayr Gold Cup Saturdays it guarantees you entry as its possible tickets will sell out on these days.

Club Badges entitle you to use all the on course facilities with the exception of the Hospitality Suites, Marquees and the Owners Club.

This ticket allows you access to the first floor of the Princess Royal Suite with panoramic views across the racecourse and also to the Champagne Lawns adjacent to the Parade Ring.

Grandstand tickets allow access to the Grandstand and the Sports Bar on the Ground Floor of the Princess Royal Stand and also to the Parade Ring.

Under 18s gain entry to Racecourse free of charge with a full paying adult (exclusions apply).

Please note Stewards are entitled to ask for proof of age (ID), therefore those 14 or over will be required to show ID upon entry.

Under 18’s are not allowed in the Cree Lodge Bar, Be-friendly Bar, Champagne Bar or Champagne Lawns, please check individual fixtures for further restrictions. 

Hospitality facilities operate a smart/casual dress code.  No jeans or trainers.

The Club Enclosure dress code is also smart/casual, although smart jeans and trainers are acceptable.   The Grandstand Enclosure has a more relaxed code, although strictly no football colours permitted.

There are cafes and food vendors on site where you will be able to purchase a selection of hot and cold items.

It is not permitted to bring your own food and drink into the Racecourse, with the exception of our two family Racedays, when we allow picnic food.

Hospitality packages can be booked online or by calling 01292 264179 and asking for our Hospitality Team. We offer Silver, Gold and Platinum packages in our main restaurants. At bigger meetings Hospitality packages can be booked in our on course Marquees.

at feature fixtures we provide after racing entertainment which continues for approx. 3 hours after the last race, please refer to specific fixtures for more information.

There are no dogs permitted on track with the exception of assistance dogs.

By Road: The M77 links Ayr with Glasgow which is only 37 miles away and Edinburgh is an 83 mile drive.

By Rail: There is a regular, reliable rail service from Ayr to all parts of the country and the station is less than five minutes by road or a 12 minute walk from the course.

By Air:  Prestwick International Airport is only 10 minutes from Ayr and Glasgow Airport only 40 minutes, both offering flights to and from a variety of destinations.

The nearest cash machine is at the Tesco next to the racecourse. But cashback is available from any tote booth on site.

On course you can either bet with the tote or on course bookmakers. The tote has selling points throughout the racecourse – look for tote or totepool signs. The bookmakers are usually located beside the paddock or in front of the Grandstand. Bookmakers dispaly their prices on electronic boards while the tote have theirs on television screens.

All raceday tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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“With many years experience as a Racehorse owner, I am constantly impressed with the effort and expediency with which the team at Ayr work to ensure that the race track is produced to the highest standard possible. Welfare of horses and jockeys is obviously paramount in their priorities. This, coupled with first class hospitality, is why we remain long-standing Sponsors and supporters of Ayr.”
Ronnie Bartlett, Chairman
Albert Bartlett
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