Thursday, 11 September 2014
Miss Scotland to help Robbie Savage with William Hill Ayr Gold Cup draw
By: Iain Ferguson
Miss Scotland Ellie McKeating has a special date with footballer turned television pundit Robbie Savage next week.
Ellie and Robbie will make the draw for Scotland’s richest flat race - the £160,000 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup at Ayr Racecourse.
The draw takes place on Referendum Day 18 September, which is also the opening day of the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival, and the race itself is run on Saturday 20 September in front of packed stands.
There are 27 horses in the race, and, once Ellie or Robbie draws their name out of a drum, their trainer or representative will then decide which stall they will run from.
David Brown, Managing Director of Ayr Racecourse said: “It is a huge boost that we have Ellie joining Robbie at this year’s draw. We were delighted to welcome Ellie to the Scottish Sun Raceday in June, and I’m glad she is returning for the Gold Cup draw.
“Robbie was here for two days at last year’s Festival, and proved popular with the crowds.”
The Gold Cup draw is screened lived on dedicated horse racing channel Racing UK, and is an integral part of the Festival which also includes Ladies Day on the Friday, which will see one lucky lady win a fabulous Vauxhall Adam Glam 1.4 courtesy of Kerr & Smith.
More than 20,000 people from all over the UK and Ireland will descend on the course for the Festival, where total prize money tops £600,000. Channel 4 screens four races live from the track on the Saturday.
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.