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Last update: 20 March 2011

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. 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

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 2011

15  - 16 Apr  Coral Scottish Grand National Festival
25 - 26 May  Spring Festival
17  June Saints and Sinners Racenight
18 June Scottish Sun Raceday
3 Jul totepool Armed Forces Family Day
11 Jul Summer Fun Raceday
18 Jul  Glasgow Fair Festival
25 Jul Summer Sizzler Raceday
6 Aug  Ladies Night
9 Aug  Wallaces Express Raceday
15 -18 Sep  William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup Festival
27 Sep Autumn Raceday
6 Oct  Publicans Raceday
29 Oct  John Smith's Raceday
29 Nov  St. Andrew's Raceday
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