Friday, 7 March 2014
Weekend racing action at Ayr Racecourse
By: Iain Ferguson
IT'S weekend action for the first time this year at Ayr Racecourse with the two day totepool meeting today Friday 7 March and tomorrow Saturday 8 March.
There are seven races both days with big fields expected for Ayr’s traditional pre-Cheltenham fixture.
Friday’s opening race is the We’ll Double Your Deposit At Totepool Casino Novices’ Hurdle at 1.50pm and the final race is due off at 5.10pm.
The feature race on the opening day is the Download The Totepool Live Info App Handicap Chase over two miles four furlongs at 4.35pm.
Saturday’s highlight is The Best Odds Guaranteed At Totepool.com Handicap Chase for the Hugh Barclay Trophy over three miles one furlong at 4.15pm. This will attract some decent horses from northern yards for what should be a competitive race.
The main supporting race is The Toteexacta Pick The First And Second Handicap Hurdle for the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup at 4.50pm.
Leading jockeys likely to be in action en route to the following week’s Cheltenham Festival include Jason Maguire, Peter Buchanan and Ryan Mania.
First race on Saturday is at 1.55pm with the final race at 5.25pm and Waterfront will play in the Horseshoe Bar until approximately 8.30pm and there will be a disco in the Ayrshire Suite. On Friday Bakerloo Line play in the Horseshoe Bar after racing.
For more information on racing at Ayr call 01292 264179 or go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
For further information please contact Iain Ferguson on 01292 294972 or 07795 565691.
Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are Founder Members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.