The opening afternoon of the three day William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival, Scotland’s richest Flat racing Festival, is Doonside Cup Day.
Treat yourself to a fantastic day out with top quality racing and entertainment.

The Class 1 Listed William Hill Doonside Cup is one of the top races of the Flat season at Ayr and is rich in history having produced some great winners over the years including Anna Pavlova (2007), Poet (2011) and Scottish (2015).

Another top race is the British Stallion Studs Scottish Premier Series’ EBF Fillies’ Handicap over one mile two furlongs.

Throughout the afternoon judges will also be mingling with the crowd picking best dressed ladies who will win a bronze coin and a place in the final of our Ladies competition which takes place on William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day.

The fun then continues for another three hours after racing with The Dawn Patrol, one of Scotland’s top function bands, playing in the Horseshoe Bar within the Club area.

First race 1.30pm, last race 5.20pm. Gates open 12 noon.

EBF Novice Stakes - 1m, £10,400  Class 4

J.H. Commercials Handicap - 7f 50y, £11,600  Class 4                 

S T Andrew Plant Hire Handicap - 1m, £8,600  Class 5 (Div 1)

S T Andrew Plant Hire Handicap - 1m, £8,600  Class 5 (Div 2)

William Hill Doonside Cup - 1m 2f, £65,000 Class 1 Listed

British Stallion Studs Scottish Premier Series EBF Fillies’ Handicap - 1m 2f, £14,100  Class 4

Wedding Congratulations to Billy and Margaret Handicap - 5f, £8,600  Class 5

Handicap - 1m 5f 26y, £8,600  Class 5

5-Day Forecast
    Holding an event at Ayr Racecourse is an utter delight. From start to finish the team go above and beyond to ensure everything runs smoothly and make sure all your guests have a memorable day. The facilities are top class as is the catering, I couldn’t recommend it more.