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April

FREEBETS.CO.UK RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

A super new Sunday fixture to welcome in the flat season here at Ayr.

There are seven races and there's likely to be plenty of runners with top trainers like Jim Goldie, Keith Dalgleish, Mark Johnston and Michael Dods all trying to land early winners.

Tickets Single Enclosure £15

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Sun 27th April 2014 tbc

May

MAY RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE opening day of our two day May meeting with some competitive races in prospect.

This traditionally popular fixture features seven exciting races on the flat track over a variety of distances with the shortest a five furlong sprint.

After racing there will be live music for three hours in the Horseshoe Bar.

Tickets Single Enclosure £15

01292 264179
www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Wed 21st May 2014 tbc

WALLACES TCB RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

MORE flat racing action this afternoon and expect to see some of the north's top jockeys in action including Philip Makin, Graham Lee and Tom Eaves.

There is no better way to spend a midweek summer afternoon than at Ayr Racecourse enjoying some exciting racing and cheering on your horses.

After the last race there will be a disco in the Horseshoe Bar until approximately 8.00 pm.

Tickets Single Enclosure £15

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Thur 22nd May 2014 tbc

June

JUNE RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE first of six Monday racedays during the summer months.

It's always a popular day to be racing at Ayr so why not make it a long weekend by taking the day off and heading to the track to enjoy some top racing.

Tickets Single Enclosure £15

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Mon 9th June 2014 tbc

SCOTTISH SUN RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

A firm favourite this June Saturday is without doubt one of the most enjoyable days of the year.

There are seven races during the afternoon including the Listed Scottish Sun/EBF Land O' Burns Fillies Stakes and the Scottish Sun on Sunday Handicap. But even after the last horse has crossed the line in the final race of the day there is so much more to come.

A top live band will keep the crowd entertained and dancing the night away for three hours after the last race.

Tickets Club £25 | Grandstand £17

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Sat 21st June 2014 tbc

July

FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

ONE of two July family days at the track combing the best in horse racing with the best in family fun !

There is lots for the children to enjoy with face painting, pony rides, sand art, an ecquisizer plus a guest appearance from a children's television favourite.

The racing action features seven competitive races over a variety of distances

Tickets: Single enclosure £16.00

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Sun 6th July 2014 tbc

JULY FUN RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE first of four Monday race meetings at the track this month with seven races to enjoy.

Some of the top trainers from all over the UK will have their horses in action this afternoon and leading riders like Graham Lee, Joe Fanning, Paul Mulrennan and Tom Eaves are likely to be in action.

A fun way to spend a Monday afternoon

Tickets: Single enclosure £15.00

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Mon 7th July 2014 tbc

SUMMER SIZZLER RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

MORE Monday action with seven races ranging in distance from five furlongs to one mile five furlongs.

An exciting afternoon in prospect with some leading jockeys taking part. Look for Scottish based trainers including Jim Goldie, Linda Perratt and Keith Dalgleish having plenty of runners and hoping for a few winners.

Tickets: Single enclosure £15.00

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Mon 14th July 2014 tbc

GLASGOW FAIR FAMILY RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE second of July family days and plenty more fun for mum, Dad and the children to enjoy.

Face painting, pony rides, sand art, an ecquisizer plus a guest appearance from a children's television favourite… and that's just some of the family fun.

There is some top racing action on the track including a valuable sprint handicap which will attract some of the north stables. Leading jockeys including the likes of Graham Lee, Tom Eaves and Paul Mulrennan are all likely to be in action. This traditionally is a day when families head to the coast from Glasgow to enjoy the fun.

Tickets: Single enclosure £16.00

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Mon 21st July 2014 tbc

August

QTS LADIES NIGHT
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

Come along to one of the most enjoyable occasions of the year - QTS Ladies Night at Ayr Racecourse.

There are seven races followed by some top entertainment featuring a live band in both the Horseshoe band and Ayrshire suite guaranteeing the dance floor is full until midnight

It's a very glam evening when men and women dress up and strutt their stuff with the ladies hoping to win a bronze coin and a place in the William Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day Final in September.

Tickets: £25

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Sat 9th Aug 2014 tbc

SUMMER RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

ONE of the longest standing racedays at the track and the final meeting before the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival in September.

Seven races followed by live music in the Horseshoe Bar for three hours after the last race.

Look for some top southern stables including those of Mark Johnston, Mick Channon and Kevin Ryan sending raiders north in a bid to land one of the prizes.

Tickets: £15

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Mon 11th Aug 2014 tbc

September

WILLIAM HILL AYR GOLD CUP OPENING DAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

The first day of Scotland's biggest flat racing festival with seven races featuring some of the leading trainers and jockeys in the country. Feature race is the William Hill sponsored Kilkerran Cup run over one mile two furlongs which regularly attracts a quality field

And throughout the afternoon there are some excellent races with the opening two races both featuring two year olds.

Ladies have the chance to win a bronze coin and a place in Ladies Day final which is the feature of the second day of the meeting.

After racing today a leading local band will play in the Horseshoe Bar.

Tickets: Club - £23 | Grandstand - £15

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Thur 18th Sept 2014 tbc

WILLIAM HILL AYR GOLD CUP LADIES DAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day is a day when one lucky lady will win a car courtesy of Kerr & Smith while the runner up will soon be enjoying a fabulous holiday from Stewart Travel.

Up to 27 ladies will have won a bronze coin at a variety of race meetings including the Thursday and Friday of Gold Cup week and will be asked to draw the name of a horse running in the feature race on Friay - the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup.

And after the dust has settled on the racing the fun continues with three hours of top entertainment.

Tickets: Club - £27 | Grandstand - £17

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Fri 19th Sept 2014 tbc

WILLIAM HILL AYR GOLD CUP
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

The most magical day's racing of the flat season in Scotland with people flocking from all over to enjoy the feast of racing action.

The atmosphere is electric and in addition, to the big one itself there are some other fascinating races to savour during the afternoon including the William Hill Ayr Silver Cup, the William Hill Doonside Cup and the William Hill Firth of Clyde Stakes

In addition to the fantastic racing action there is also some top quality entertainment lasting for three hours after the final race and throughout the afternoon there is also entertainment in the Champagne Lawns and in the tented village.

Tickets: Club - £42 | Grandstand - £22

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Sat 20th Sept 2014 tbc

SEPTEMBER FINALE RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE final meeting of September and one that will see some top southern yards make the trip north in a bid to land some prize money.

Jim Goldie and Keith Dalgleish are the leading Scottish trainers and they will be determined to keep the races for themselves so we are in for an interesting afternoon's sport.

Tickets: Single enclosure £15.00

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Tue 30th Sept 2014 tbc

October

LA BARRIQUE WINE RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE final flat meeting of the 2014 season at Ayr and one that will see the prizes for the leading flat owner, trainer and jockey presented.

Current holders are Johnnie Delta Racing, Jim Goldie and Graham Lee - can they hold onto to their titles ?

Seven races over a variety of distances and there's sure to be an enthusiastic crowd to cheer on the jockeys as they bring the curtain down on the flat at Ayr this year.

Tickets: Single enclosure £15.00

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Thur 9th Oct 2014 tbc

OCTOBER FUN RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE first jumps meeting of the 2014-2015 jumps season at Ayr and one that sees a slightly earlier than usual start to the National Hunt at Scotland's premier track.

Jockeys like Brian Harding, Henry Brooke, Richie McGrath and Peter Buchanan will all be in action and there will some truly competitive racing.

Tickets: Single enclosure £15.00

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Mon 27th Oct 2014 tbc

November

JOHN SMITH'S RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE last Saturday meeting of the year at the track and one of our most exciting racedays with some top quality jumps action.

A real good mix of hurdle, chase and national hunt flat races makes for great entertainment and this is traditionally a well attended fixture with good sized fields vying for decent prize money.

Tickets: Club - £21 | Grandstand - £15

Tel: 01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Sat 1st Nov 2014 tbc

HEROES RACEDAY
Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE final meeting of 2014 at the track so come along and enjoy some top northern jumps racing featuring leading stables and jockeys.

A good mix across the seven race card of hurdles, chases and national hunt flat racing so plenty to enjoy.

Tickets: Single enclosure £15

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Wed 12th Nov 2014 tbc

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