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Last update: 12 August 2014

AYR

ADDRESS: Ayr Racecourse, 2 -6 Whittletts Road Ayr, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA8 0JE
TEL: (0870) 850 5666
WEBSITE: www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk

OFFICIALS AT AYR RACECOURSE
GM: William Gorol
Clerk of the Course: Katherine Self
Ayr Racecourse is Scotland's Premier Racecourse (the only Grade 1 track). It is located 81 miles from Edinburgh, 35 miles from Glasgow and 380 miles from London. Ayr Racecourse holds both National Hunt and Flat fixtures, staging year round racing.

HOW TO GET TO AYR RACECOURSE

By road: The upgraded A 77 links Ayr with Glasgow which is only 35 miles away and Edinburgh is a 90 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 from the course. (ScotRail)

By air: Prestwick International Airport is only 10 minutes from Ayr and offers flights to a variety of destinations including London, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Dublin and all over Europe. Many of these are special deal flights. (RyanAir). There is also a direct rail link from Ayr to Prestwick Airport.

By ferry: Ferries run from Troon - only a 15 minute drive away - to Belfast and there are also ferry links from Cairnryan and Stranraer to Ireland. (Stena Line)

ADMISSION TO AYR RACECOURSE

Concession prices available 7 days in advance. All accompanied under 16s receive free admission to all race meetings (restricted access due to liquor licencing restrictions). Car Park: free
Single enclosure 15.00

LEADING TRAINERS / JOCKEYS AT AYR RACECOURSE

Trainers (Flat): B W Hills, M Johnston, L Perratt, J Goldie
Trainers (NH): L Lungo, J Howard Johnson, N Richards, L Russel
Jockeys (Flat): R Winston, K Fallon, J Fanning, K Darley
Jockeys (NH): G Lee, A Dobbin, P Buchanan, B Harding

THE AYR RACECOURSE

Flat: Left-handed oval course of 1 mile 4 furlongs in lenght with a staright run-in of 4 furlongs. The course is flat and has a straight 6 furlongs of 100 feet in width. Draw advantage - low numbers on straight course in big fields when soft.
NH: Left-handed oval of 1 mile and 4 furlongs with a run-in of 210 yards. The track is well drained and the going seldom gets heavy.
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KEY AYR RACE DATES FOR 2014

Thursday 18 September - William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Opening Day  (F  T)
Friday 19 September  -  William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day  (F  T)
Saturday 20 September  -  William Hill Ayr Gold Cup  (F  T)
Tuesday 30 September  -  September Finale Raceday  (F  T)
Thursday 9 October  - La Barrique Wine Raceday  (F  T)
Monday 27 October  -  October Fun Raceday  (Hunt  T)
Saturday 1 November  -  John Smith's Raceday  (Hunt  T)
Wednesday 12 November  -  Heroes Raceday   (Hunt  T)
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