Thursday, 11 June 2015
Scottish Sun Raceday offers top racing, entertainment and glamour at Ayr Racecourse
By: Iain Ferguson
THE first Saturday Flat meeting of the 2015 season at Ayr Racecourse – Scottish Sun Raceday – takes place on 20 June, and promises to be a fantastic afternoon of racing, glamour and entertainment.
The seven-race card features one of Scotland’s best known races - the £40,000 Scottish Sun/British Stallion Studs EBF Land O’Burns Fillies’ Stakes, a Listed Race over five furlongs. This contest has been won by some well-known horses over the years including the Alan Berry trained speedster Look Busy in 2008 and Margot Did, who was ridden to victory in 2011 by Hayley Turner.
[Pictured: Hay Chewed wins the Scottish Sun
Land O’Burns Fillies Stakes last year.]
Other racing highlights include the Scottish Sun On Sunday Handicap over a mile, and the Scottish Sun Handicap also over a mile, both with £25,000 in prize-money.
After racing, the fabulous James Honey Band plays in the Club Stand, with West FM disk jockey Colin McArdle in the Grandstand, with the fun continuing for three hours.
And during the afternoon Ayr’s famous ladies competition will be launched, with several lucky ladies winning a bronze coin which guarantees them a place in William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Ladies Day Final on Friday 18 September.
That day there will be some fabulous prizes to be won, in keeping with the status of the Racecourse’s ladies competitions.
There will be a total of 25 ladies in the final, and each will draw the name of a horse running in the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup on 18September, with prizes awarded to the ladies who have drawn a horse that comes first, second or third.
For more information on Scottish Sun Raceday or any other race days 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.