Sunday, 16 December 2018
New Year Raceday at Ayr Racecourse
By Iain Ferguson
A New Year of racing action at Ayr gets under way with the traditional New Year Raceday on Wednesday 2 January 2019, and the card features seven exciting races.
The principal race is a Class 3 2m 5f handicap hurdle with £15,800 in prizemoney – the richest jumps prize of the day in the UK.
This should ensure a good-sized field with many of the leading northern stables likely to be represented. The last running of this contest was won by Elusive Theatre (pictured above) trained in Ireland by Stuart Crawford.
The main supporting contests are a 2m handicap chase and a 2m novices’ hurdle with the latter won in January this year by the highly rated Better Getalong from the Nicky Richards yard.
Gates are open at 1.00am with the first race on the day at 12.30pm with the action concluding with a national hunt flat race at 3.45pm.
And after racing a live band will play in the Princess Royal Suite in the Club area for three hours with a dj in the Ayrshire Suite.
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.