The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Johan Mjallby and David Weir to make William Hill Ayr Gold Cup draw

By: Iain Ferguson

Former Old Firm football stars Johan Mjallby and David Weir will make the draw for the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup before racing at Ayr Racecourse tomorrow, Thursday 19 September.

[Pictured: Johan Mjallby.]

The draw for the Gold Cup, which is run on Saturday 21 September, will take place in the Owners’ Club at the track at 11.00am. It will be hosted by Racing TV presenter Gordon Brown and will be broadcast live on the dedicated racing channel.

[Pictured: David Weir.]

Trainers and their representatives of the 25 horses that will be declared for the race earlier that morning will be able to pick the stall their horse runs from once the name has been drawn by either ex-Celt Johan or former Ranger David. Both former players went on to become assistant manager at their respective clubs.

The current 13-2 favourite for the race is the lightly raced three year old Victory Day, trained by William Haggas. His previous run came in last month’s  Shergar Cup Sprint at Ascot and he won comfortably.  He is likely to be ridden by Ayrshire born jockey Danny Tudhope.

The three-day William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival begins tomorrow Thursday with the feature race the William Hill Doonside Cup, Listed Race.

To book tickets go online at 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.