Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Valentine’s Day Raceday at Ayr Racecourse
By: Iain Ferguson
SOME exciting racing is in prospect at Ayr Racecourse on Tuesday 11 February with the seven-race Valentine’s Raceday.
A total of £37,000 in prize money is on offer with some top northern jockeys including Jason Maguire, Brian Harding and Peter Buchanan likely to be in action.
The feature race is the £12,000 BetVictor’s Live Casino Handicap Chase, a class 3 contest over two miles four furlongs at 4.30pm which should attract some decent handicappers for what is a good midweek prize.
Main supporting race is The Back Of The Net At BetVictor.com Novices’ Chase over two miles five furlongs and due off at 3.25pm. The opening race is at 1.50pm with gates open at 11.50am and the final race of the afternoon is at 5.00pm.
This is the first of two February meetings at the Craigie track as the build-up continues to the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at the course on Friday 11 April and Saturday 12 April.
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.