Day 1 - Doonside Cup - Gates Open 12noon

Treat yourself to a fantastic day out with top quality racing and entertainment.

The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival 2019 gets under way with Doonside Cup Day named after the feature race of the afternoon.

The £65,000 Class 1 Listed William Hill Doonside Cup is run over 1m 2f and is one of the top races of the Flat season at Ayr with a rich history and a roll call of some prestigious previous winners.

The 2018 running was won by Dolphin Vista, ridden by Danny Tudhope and trained by Ralph Beckett who beat Andrew Balding’s Morando – who has since gone on to win a  Group 3 – into second place.

The mighty Godolphin have dominated the race winning it five times since 2004 and other winners include Scottish (2015) and Anna Pavlova (2007).

There are six other exciting races on the day including the British Stallion Studs Scottish Premier Series’ EBF Fillies’ Handicap over one mile two furlongs.

The fun then continues for another three hours after racing with Fusion playing live after racing.

FIRST RACE 2pm : LAST RACE 5pm

We have a variety of ticket types and hospitality packages available, for more information click here

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

Call to book on 01292 264179 or see below for more Information
Special Promotions

Offers Available for Doonside Cup Day

To get the best out of your day why not have a look at our packages

Festival Summer Sizzler
A package which includes entry, a racecard, a meal & drink voucher and a £2 Bet.
Available for Club and Grandstand enclosures from £31 per person.

Seasons Restaurant Package
A Package which includes entry and a table for the day, a racecard, A Two Course Buffet Lunch, Tea, Coffee and Treats, Private bar, waiter service and betting facilities plus additional tv viewing.
Available from £65 per person

FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON ALL THESE PACKAGES CLICK HERE


Doonside Cup Hospitality

Hospitality Packages Available

Have a look at some little luxuries you could add to make your experience even more special at Ayr Racecourse

On Doonside cup day we have various hospitality options available to make your day the best it can be.

Our full hospitality packages are :

  • Silver starting from £140 +VAT
  • Gold starting from £160 +VAT
  • Platinum starting from £180 +VAT

And these are available in our various award winning facilities:

  • Princess Royal Private Boxes
  • Roman Warrior Restaurant
  • Upper & Lower Chancellor Restaurant
  • Rothesay Stand Private Boxes  - NOW SOLD OUT
  • Paddock Lawn Marquee

For further availability and information Click Here

 


Buy Tickets

Book Your Tickets Now

Tickets are in high demand so book soon to avoid disappointment

Book your tickets now for any day of the Festival :

DAY 1 - DOONSIDE CUP DAY 
Thursday 19th September

DAY 2 - LADIES DAY 
Friday 20th September

DAY 3 - GOLD CUP DAY 
Friday 21st September

FULL FESTIVAL 3 DAY TICKET
Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st September


Ayr's hospitality at Western House for owners with runners is exemplary.
Alan Guthrie - Racehorse Owners Association Council Member for Scotland