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February

FEBRUARY JUMPS RACEDAY

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

FEBRUARY JUMPS RACEDAY

An exciting afternoon’s racing awaits and you’ll be able to see some top riders taking part including Danny Cook, Brian Hughes, Dale Irving and Grand National winning jockey Derek Fox.

There’s a good mix of contests including three over hurdles, three chases and a national hunt flat race where young jumps-bred horses are introduced to the racecourse.

First race 2.15pm. Last race 5.30pm. Gates Open 12.15pm

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Monday 22nd February 2018 Gates Open 12.15pm

March

TOTEPOOL RACEDAY

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

TOTEPOOL RACEDAY

A competitive seven race card on Day One with some good prize-money sure to attract large fields of runners.

The feature race is a two mile four furlong handicap chase which was won in 2017 by Nick Alexander’s Gold Opera ridden by Brian Hughes.

First race 2.20pm. Last race 5.35pm. Gates open 12.20pm

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Friday 9th March 2018 Gates Open 12.20pm

TENNENTS RACEDAY

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

TENNENTS RACEDAY

The first Saturday meeting of 2018 and a large crowd is expected to enjoy some top jumps racing combined with excellent entertainment which will last well into the evening.

And there’s an opportunity to switch into party mood early in the day as racegoers will be greeted at the main entrance in Whitletts Road by DRMS N ROSES who play a selection of well known tunes in their unique style which is a fusion of traditional Scottish sounds and pop and rock.

The two feature races are the three mile handicap chase for the Hugh Barclay Challenge Trophy and two mile four furlong handicap hurdle for the Craigie Cup.

First race 2.10pm. Last race 5.35pm. Gates open 12.10pm

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Saturday 10th March 2018 Gates Open 12.10pm

April

THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL LADIES DAY

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL LADIES DAY

The Coral Scottish Grand National Festival 2018 gets under way with glamour, glitz and excitement – all the ingredients that make Ladies Day so special.

In addition to a fantastic day of racing the best dressed lady on Ladies Day will win a fabulous prize, so girls dress to impress and enjoy a super glam day out at the races! Before, during and after racing there is superb entertainment and a top covers band will play in the Club Stand for three hours after the last race with a dj in the Ayrshire Suite within the Grandstand. Book now and enjoy a full on action packed glamorous day at the races!

For tickets and more info visit the website.

Gates opening and race times to be confirmed.

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Friday 20th April 2018 Gates Open TBC

THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL 2018

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

THE CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL 2018

The biggest and best day of the jumps season in Scotland and this undoubtedly is one of the very top sporting occasions of the year.

Eight outstanding races including the Coral Scottish Grand National and the QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle see the very best of equine talent competing with most of the leading jockeys in the land in action. The highlight of the day’s racing is the action is without doubt the Coral Scottish Grand National.

Throughout the afternoon and before racing there is an assortment of quality entertainment including a tribute band in the tented village, jazz bands and flash mobs.

Race times to be confirmed. Book early as this day has sold out on each of the last few years.

For tickets and more info visit the website.

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Saturday 21st April 2018 Gates Open 11am

OPENING FLAT RACEDAY

Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr

OPENING FLAT RACEDAY

The Flat season for 2018 at Ayr comes under starter’s orders this afternoon with an exciting seven race card and it’s a chance to welcome old friends back to the track after a winter of jumps racing.

First race 2pm, last race 5pm. For tickets and more info visit the website.

For tickets and more info visit the website.

01292 264179 www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Monday 30th April 2018 Gates Open 12noon

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The racing event of the year is the Scottish Grand National, a 2 day festival which brings thousands of visitors to Ayr every year.