The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Free entry at Ayr Racecourse next Monday

By: Iain Ferguson

AYR Racecourse is offering free entry to those attending the January Jumps Raceday on Monday 12 January. 

Those wanting to take advantage of the free racing offer can either call and book tickets for collection on the day or simply turn up on Monday and gain entry. 

[Pictured: Plus Jamais, a likely runner at 
Ayr Racecourse on Monday 12 January.]

The feature race is a two mile handicap chase and gates open at 11.05am with the first race due off at 1.05pm. 

Ayr Racecourse Sales and Marketing Manager Lindsey Smith said: “We are hoping as many people as possible will take up this offer because the bigger the crowd the better the atmosphere. It should be an enjoyable afternoon.” 

The Ayr track is also trialling a unique incentive to owners and trainers who run their horses in chases on 12 January or 21 January. 

If a horse comes under starter’s orders in a chase on those days both owner and trainer will receive complimentary accommodation for two after racing that day including dinner with wine and breakfast in the course’s four star Western House Hotel. 

There are three chases on both days – Monday’s card sees a two mile and half a furlong limited handicap chase, a three mile, one furlong handicap chase and a two mile and a half a furlong handicap chase. 

To take advantage of the incentive an owner or trainer must claim the offer by 5pm the day before racing. However course officials stress that it is subject to availability and on a first come first serve basis so arrangements should be made as soon as practicable. 

Western House Hotel has won many awards since opening in 2005 and owners and trainers with horses running at Ayr already receive a complimentary meal with wine – an initiative that earned the course an RCA Showcase Award in 2012. 

Commenting on the incentive for owners and trainers Ayr’s Racing Manager and Clerk of the Course Emma Marley said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this incentive and hope that it is well received.  It provides us with the opportunity to showcase our on-course facilities and encourage runners at Ayr, also offering a unique experience for connections.”   

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.

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