Ayr Racecourse

2 Whitletts Road, Ayr, KA8 0JE Tel: 0870 850 5666 Fax: 0870 850 5667

Ayr racecourse

Course Description
The course is a flat left handed oval of about one and a half miles with a long run in which will test the most boldest of gallopers. The course benefits from being close to the West coast, the moderate climate and sandy soil combining to produce an excellent racing surface at all times of the year. There is also a steeplechase and hurdle course.

Club Badge Holders: Holders of this badge have access to the following restaurants.

The Princess Royal Suite incorporating the Furlong Bar and the new Horseshoe Bar, is situated in the Princess Royal Stand, overlooking the whole racecourse.

The Champagne and Seafood Bar is situated overlooking the paddock.

The Belleisle and Bistro Bar is situated on the ground floor of the Princess Royal Stand.

The Paddock Restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the stand adjacent to the paddock. Must be pre-booked (Subject to availability).

Grandstand Ticket Holders: Holders of this ticket have access to the following.

The Cree Lodge is situated behind the main Grandstand.

The Eglinton Suite and Restaurant is situated behind the main Grandstand. Food from the Eglinton Restaurant cannot be pre-booked.

The Be Friendly Bar overlooks the Paddock.

There is also a variety of fast food outlets are located throughout the course.

By Car: Approach Ayr from either north or south on the A77 and continue on the bypass. As you approach the turn off you will see signs to the racecourse. The course is about a mile from this junction and will be on your left as you approach. Car parking is available close to the main stand, and our parking attendants will assist you if required. Car Parking at Ayr is free.

By Rail: Ayr railway station is a short walk from the course. There are regular local and main-line services to Ayr.

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Stats for Ayr Racecourse  (stats for the flat course only)

Stats obtained from the past ten seasons

Favourites Statistics for Ayr

Race Type Wins-Runs Strike Rate Profit (ROI%)
2yo Stakes 75-173 43% £-7.36 (-4%)
3yo Stakes 0-3 0% £-3 (-100%)
3yo+ Stakes 21-55 38% £-2.40 (-4%)
4yo+ Stakes 0-1 0% £-1 (-100%)
2yo Handicaps 12-52 23% £-16.09 (-31%)
3yo Handicaps 47-149 32% £0.92 (1%)
3yo+ Handicaps 112-493 23% £-89.03 (-18%)
4yo+ Handicaps 48-212 23% £-58.10 (-27%)

Best Five Trainers at Ayr

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
J S Goldie 92 Sir Mark Prescott 27% Mrs L B Normile 221%
R A Fahey 91 D B O’Meara 21% M Mullineaux 165%
M Dods 46 J D Bethell 20% Mrs L Stubbs 110%
Miss L A Perratt 46 S A Harris 18% Jedd O’Keeffe 74%
K A Ryan 41 J J Quinn 17% S A Harris 60%

Best Five Jockeys at Ayr

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
P Hanagan 64 J-P Guillambert 29% R Mullen 147%
T Eaves 61 S J Donohoe 21% J-P Guillambert 96%
P Makin 49 Liam Jones 20% P Aspell 70%
D Tudhope 40 R Winston 18% M Stainton 68%
J Fanning 40 K Fallon 17% S J Donohoe 58%

Best Five Sires at Ayr

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Compton Place 22 Haafhd 22% Auction House(USA) 340%
Pivotal 21 Dutch Art 22% Second Empire(IRE) 176%
Bahamian Bounty 20 Marju(IRE) 21% Inchinor 93%
Namid 18 Shamardal(USA) 20% Hernando(FR) 79%
Bertolini(USA) 16 Monashee Mountain(USA) 19% Foxhound(USA) 57%

Best Five Owners at Ayr

Best on Wins Best on Strike Rate Best on Profit (ROI)
Mr Gordon McDowall 12 Mrs H Steel 23% Mr J S Goldie 103%
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 12 Mrs Camille Macdonald 19% Mr Michael Hill 81%
Mr Ken McGarrity 11 Caledonia Racing 15% Mr Ken McGarrity 64%
Jim Goldie Racing Club 8 Mr Gordon McDowall 14% Mr Kevin Kirkup 60%
Mrs H Steel 8 Mr Kevin Kirkup 14% Mr A B Parr 47%
One comment on “Ayr Racecourse
  1. my wife and myself attended your last of the flat meeting on sat 29th October.
    We would like to congratulate all your staff for their really profesional attitude to the public and helpfulness to all.
    tell all of them they can give themselves a big pat on thr back as they deserve one.
    We will most certainly be back to see you again.
    Wish all racecourses were as good.
    Many thanks for finding my wifes mobile phone and being so prompt in informing us of its discovery.
    Again 10 out of 10 to youall at AYR racecourse.

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