Day 3 - Gold Cup Saturday - Gates Open 11am

QUITE SIMPLY THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR FLAT RACING

William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Saturday brings the Festival to a close in spectacular fashion.

Eight quality races, fantastic entertainment and a true sense of occasion all add to make this one of Scotland’s iconic sporting events.

The day is built round the £200,000 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup which is one of the most anticipated races of the Flat season. There are few more exciting sights in racing than to witness 25 of the top sprinters in the land speed down the six furlong home straight at Ayr in their quest for glory.

History was made in 2018 when Son Of Rest, trained in Ireland by Fozzy Stack and ridden by Chris Hayes, dead heated with Baron Bolt from the Paul Cole yard and ridden by Cameron Noble.

The atmosphere was electric as the huge crowd and hundreds of thousands of television viewers waited for seven minutes until the result was announced.

Never before in the race’s long history head there been a dead heat and it was also the first time an Irish trained horse had won the race.

Scotland’s only Group race, the William Hill Firth of Clyde Stakes also takes place on the afternoon as does the William Hill Ayr Silver Cup, the main consolation race for the Gold Cup.

There is entertainment throughout the day and into the night including a performance from top live band The Brightside who will play for three hours after racing in the Princess Royal Suite and the ever popular Colin McArdle will DJ in the Ayrshire Suite in the Grandstand.

FIRST RACE 1.25pm: LAST RACE 5.30pm

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 Gold Cup Saturday

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

To get the best out of your day why not have a look at our entry options.

Paddock Lawn Lunch 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 £160 per person.

Legends Lounge
The exclusive Legends Lounge is located on the Champagne Lawns, just a stone's throw away from the Weighing Room and Parade Ring. This legendary package includes; Club Badge, Racecard, Drink on Arrival, Private Bar, Private Betting Facilities, Seat for the day, Tipster Talk.
Available from £95 per person.

Club Premier Package - Now SOLD OUT
A premier package in a prime location including entry, a seat for the day, a glass of champagne, a racecard and dedicated bar facilities.
Available from £95 per person. Club Premier is now sold out, but don't you can still enjoy the day in style with the above Paddock Lawn Lunch Package.

Afternoon Tea on the Lawn - Now SOLD OUT
A table package on our popular champagne lawns, including entry, a racecard, a glass of champagne and a delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones and cakes. (We only have limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment)
Available from £90 per person

FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON ALL THESE PACKAGES CLICK HERE

 

 


Gold 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 Gold Cup Saturday we have various hospitality options available to make your day the best it can be.

Our full hospitality packages are :

  • Silver starting from £285 +VAT
  • Gold starting from £305 +VAT
  • Platinum starting from £325 +VAT


And these are available in our various award winning facilities:

  • Princess Royal Private Boxes - Limited Availability
  • Roman Warrior Restaurant - Now SOLD OUT
  • Upper Chancellor Restaurant - Limited Availability
  • Lower Chancellor Restaurant - Now SOLD OUT
  • 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 
Saturday 21st September

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

 

 


"William Hill is a long-standing sponsor at Ayr Racecourse and the reasons we keep coming back are simple. From planning to fulfilment every aspect of the event is delivered with great attention to detail and exceptional service, and the team at Ayr are a pleasure to work with”
Jennie Prest, Racing Sponsorship Manager, William Hill