There are seven races each afternoon, and Friday’s racing highlights include the Coca-Cola Handicap Chase at 5.05pm and the Guinness Beginners Chase both run over three miles one furlong. The final race on Friday afternoon is the Strathmore Handicap Chase due off at 5.40pm.
Ayr’s first Saturday meeting of the year should attract big fields with around £50,000 of prize money on offer. The feature races are a two mile Handicap chase at 3.50pm and a two mile four furlong Handicap chase for the Hugh Barclay Challenge Trophy at 4.55pm.
First race on both days is at 2.10pm with gates open at 12.10pm. Live bands will play in the Horseshoe Bar for three hours after racing on both evenings - Sistrum on Friday and Reload on Saturday.
Ayr Racecourse sales and marketing director Lindsey Smith said: “This is always a good meeting, coming just a few days before the Cheltenham Festival, and we normally attract many Irish racegoers.
“The prize money on offer is good, and we are looking forward to some good weekend action at what is our last meeting before the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival in April.”
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
THE ELITE AYRSHIRE BUSINESS CIRCLE
The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.
Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.
Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.
Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor Murdoch MacDonald.
For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@
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