Weekend racing on the cards for Ayr

Weekend racing is to take place for the first time at Ayr on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 March with the two day Totepool meeting.

There are seven races both days with big fields expected for Ayr’s traditional pre-Cheltenham fixture.

Friday’s opening race is the We’ll Double Your Deposit At Totepool Casino Novices’ Hurdle at 1.50 pm and the final race is due off at 5.10 pm.

The feature race on the opening day is the Download The Totepool Live Info App Handicap Chase over two miles four furlongs at 4.35 pm.

Saturday’s highlight is The Best Odds Guaranteed At Totepool.com Handicap Chase for the Hugh Barclay Trophy over three miles one furlong at 4.15 pm. This will attract some decent horses from northern yards for what should be a competitive race.

The main supporting race is The Toteexacta Pick The First And Second Handicap Hurdle for the Ayrshire Yeomanry Cup at 4.50 pm.

Leading jockeys likely to be in action en route to the following week’s Cheltenham Festival include Jason Maguire, Peter Buchanan and Ryan Mania. And trainers who will be heading to the Festival after saddling runners at Ayr include Lucinda Russell, Donald McCain and Nicky Richards.

First race on Saturday is at 1.55 pm with the final race at 5.25 pm and Waterfront will play in the Horseshoe Bar until approximately 8.30 pm and there will be a disco in the Ayrshire Suite. On Friday Bakerloo Line play in the Horseshoe Bar after racing.

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