Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Ayr Racecourse and Stagecoach team up on 2 January to get you to the races
By: Iain Ferguson
ALL roads lead to Ayr Racecourse tomorrow 2 January, when the course stages its traditional New Year Raceday featuring seven exciting races.
And those attending needn’t worry about how to get to and from the track as Stagecoach will be operating services on the day including the ever popular X77 Express from Glasgow to Ayr which will run hourly from 8.55am until 17.55pm.
And after racing Stagecoach will run a shuttle service from the racecourse for those meeting the last two X77 services between Ayr Bus Station and Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow. Shuttles will leave at 4:30pm and 5:30pm from Ayr Racecourse to Ayr Bus Station to meet the X77.
To help racegoers have an even better day Stagecoach are also promoting a special ticket for groups of four. While those travelling individually will pay £12 return, groups of up to four can buy a dayrider for only £24.
Links to Stagecoach Festive timetables can be found CLICK HERE
New Year Raceday is one of the highlights of the jumps season at Ayr and the first race is due off at 12.30pm.
The feature race is a Class 3 2m 5f handicap hurdle with £15,800 in prize-money – the richest jumps prize of the day in the UK.
The main supporting contests are a 2m handicap chase and a 2m novices’ hurdle with the latter won in January last year by the highly rated Better Getalong from the Nicky Richards yard.
Gates are open at 11.00am with the action concluding with a national hunt flat race at 3.45pm.
And after racing DeVille will play in the Princess Royal Suite in the Club area for three hours with a DJ in the Ayrshire Suite.
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.