Day 1 - Opening Day

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


The opening day of the 2021 Ayr Gold Cup Festival is one not to be missed, with top class racing, a great atmosphere and of course an unforgettable day out at Scotland’s most iconic flat racing Festival. 

The first of three days of quality racing featuring top rated horses from leading stables ridden by the cream of the country’s jockeys. 

The highlight of this afternoon’s seven races is a Class 2 handicap over 1m 2f for the Kilkerran Cup – one of the oldest and most prestigious trophies run for at Ayr. Last year’s winner was First Impression for trainer John Quinn and jockey Ben Curtis and invariably this race produces an exciting contest. A trainer who consistently sends out winners at the festival is Tim Easterby who saddled Eclipse De Lunar to win the opening mile race on the card in 2020 the first of five successes he enjoyed during the week. 

Today’s action helps whet the appetite for what’s to come later in the week.

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

Interested in joining us?!

See what's available here for Opening Day of the Festival

You better be quick, as we are operating at a limited capacity, so book now to secure your place!

CLUB - £26
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HOSPITALITY – From £155 pp +VAT
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Book your ticket in advance and save!

Advance Booking Price:
£2 off Club / £1 off Grandstand if booked and paid for six weeks prior to the fixture.

Group Booking Discount:
For parties of 20 or more save £4 Club / £2 Grandstand if booked and paid for two weeks prior to the fixture.

Concession Discount:
Save £5 if booked a week in advance.

Book With Confidence

We want to ensure your peace of mind for your booking.

During the ever changing situation, to provide reassurance when booking, any customer who purchases a ticket for a future fixture will be entitled to either a transfer or obtain a full refund in the event it is cancelled. If a customer is required by law to be in self isolation at the time of the event and can provide the relevant proof, they will also be entitled to a transfer or refund. Please note that Ayr Racecourse also reserves the right to transfer, refund or upgrade you at any point based on any specific capacity restrictions and zoning protocols.

For full details on COVID restrictions, Code of Conduct and FAQs please CLICK HERE

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