Modern record for Ayr

Ayr Racecourse will stage 35 meetings in 2017 – one more than in 2016 and a modern day record.

There will be racing at Scotland’s premier track every month of next year and there will be 20 Flat meetings and 15 over jumps.

The 2017 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival will be held on Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22 with the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival running from Thursday September 21 until Saturday September 23. The flat season for 2017 at Ayr kicks off slightly later on Monday May 8 and runs through until Thursday October 12.

There are four evening meetings – May 31, June 5, June 23 and August 12 while there is one solitary Sunday fixture – the family day on July 9.

The full list of Ayr fixtures for 2017 reads Monday January 2 (J), Monday January 16 (J), Tuesday January 17 (J), Monday January 30 (J), Tuesday February 14 (J), Monday February 27 (J), Friday March 10 (J), Saturday March 11 (J), Friday April 21 (J), Saturday April 22 (J), Monday May 8 (F), Tuesday May 9 (F), Wednesday May 24 (F), Wednesday May 31 (F), Monday June 5 (F), Monday June 12 (F), Friday June 23 (F), Saturday June 24 (F), Sunday July 9 (F), Monday July 10 (F), Monday July 17 (F), Monday July 24 (F), Monday July 31 (F), Saturday August 12 (F), Monday August 14 (F), Thursday September 21, (F), Friday September 22 (F), Saturday September 23 (F), Tuesday October 3 (F), Thursday October 12 (F), Monday October 30 (J), Saturday November 4 (J), Wednesday November 15 (J), Monday November 27 (J), Tuesday December 12 (J).

For more information on racing at Ayr go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk or call 01292 264179.