Thursday, 10 March 2016
Ayr Racecourse two-day Spring Festival
By: Ian Ferguson
AYR Racecourse stages its two-day Spring Festival tomorrow Friday 11 March and Saturday 12 March with Fab Friday Raceday followed by the Ortus Homes Raceday.
[Pictured: Sa Suffit (green colours) jumps the last
on way to victory at last year’s March Festival.]
On Friday the feature race is the Eight Exclusive Cheltenham Races on Racinguk Handicap Chase over two and a half miles at 3.40pm which is preceded by a two mile hurdle for the coveted James Barclay Trophy.
The first of seven races on Friday is the Racing UK in HD Now! Maiden Hurdle at 2.00pm and the action concludes at 5.25pm with the Racinguk.Com/Winterseasonticket Amateur Riders Hnadicap Hurdle.
The Saturday action is headed by the £15,000 Ortus Homes Handicap Hurdle for the Craigie Cup which is due off at 4.40pm and which is certain to be a competitive affair.
Other highlights include the McCarthy & Stone Handicap Chase for the Hugh Barclay Challenge Trophy at 4.05pm and the Ortus Homes Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race for the Ayrshire Teomanty Cup at 3.30pm.
For more information on racing at Ayr go to www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk or call 01292 264179.
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.