Traditionally a well attended meeting, there will be seven races on both days, and, with some good prize money on offer, there is sure to be large fields with all the top northern stables represented.
The opening day features a Class 3 Handicap Chase over two miles with £12,000 in the prize fund, and this will see some hardened battlers competing for what will be the biggest prize of the day over jumps in the UK.
On Thursday the highlight is a £10,000 Handicap Hurdle over two miles and four furlongs, which will feature some of the north’s top handicap hurdlers looking to start the New Year with a bang.
Ayr Racecourse sales and marketing manager Lindsey Smith commented: “We look forward to the New Year Festival every year, and, with some top prize money on offer, the racing should be very competitive.
“We find that people are desperate to get out after the festive period and enjoy themselves, and there is always an excellent atmosphere.”
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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