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Horse Racing Tips For Ayr Racecourse

Today's betting tips for races taking place at Ayr Racecourse. Includes the latest weather & going reports, course maps, contact & address details and more.

Ayr Racecourse was opened in 1907 and hosts flat and jumps racing throughout the year on the two tracks. It has been voted Best Racecourse in Scotland and the North East nineteen times by the Racegoers Club.

The course is located on the southwest coast of Scotland and is considered to be one of the country’s premier racecourses that hosts prominent races such as the Scottish Grand National and the Ayr Gold Cup.

Ayr Betting Tips

Ayr Racecourse hosts several significant races throughout the year. While it may not have races of the same stature as the Grand National at Aintree, Ayr Racecourse still features notable events in the horse racing calendar. The most notable race which takes place at Ayr Racecourse is the Ayr Gold Cup which is one of the most prestigious sprint handicaps in the UK. The race takes place towards the end of September and you’ll find betting tips here on this page in the days leading up to the race.

All of our Ayr racing betting tips come from our two in-house racing expert, Will Smith who has an impressive record with his daily and ante-post selections. Not only does Will provide free betting tips for Ayr races but also daily EW Lucky 15s which are available both here on WhichBookie and via our free-to-join Telegram channel.

If you’re searching for betting tips for Ayr, whether it be for the Ayr Gold Cup, the Ayrshire Handicap, the Scottish Grand National or the Western Meeting, you’ll find them at the top of this page.

Ayr Betting Tips Saturday

For betting tips for Ayr this Saturday, please see the selections at the top of this page. Tips are usually published on the morning of each day and so if you’re looking for tips for Saturday’s races at Ayr, they’ll generally be available from 8am-9am on the day.

Occasionally, our racing tipsters will publish ante-post tips and so you may find some selections available in the weeks or months before the race. These are usually for the big races such as the Ayr Gold Cup so bookmark this page and check back for the latest daily & ante post Ayr racing tips.

Ayr Racecourse

Ayr racecourse hosts both flat and jumps racing throughout the year across its two courses.

Ayr Flat Course

The first of the two courses at Ayr is the flat course which is used for races over distances of 5 furlongs to 2 miles and 1 furlong.

The flat course is left-handed and oval shape, measuring a distance of around 12 furlongs. It has a half-mile run-in along with a six-furlong chute which can be used for sprints.

Being a relatively wide track, it can accommodate fields of up to 28.

Ayr Jumps Course

Featuring nine fences, the jumps course is left-handed and half a mile around. The course is predominantly downhill with a gentle rise to the finish line.

The course is used for hurdle races run over a distance of between 2 miles & 1 furlong to 3 miles & 3 furlongs and for chases from 2 miles to just over 4 miles.

Ayr Racecourse Weather
Weather forecast for Ayr for the next 3 days

Date Rain Temperature Wind
21/May/2024 3.92mm 13.1°C 8.5mph
22/May/2024 22.02mm 11.6°C 19.5mph
23/May/2024 37.21mm 8.6°C 25.9mph

Ayr Feature Races

Aye Racecourse hosts meets throughout the entire year with the most prestigious being the Scottish National Festival and the Ayr Gold Cup.

Scottish National Festival – Taking place over two days in April, the Festival features the Scottish Grand National race for which over 20,000 spectators flock to each year.

Ayr Gold Cup – One of the finest day’s of flat racing in Scotland. Eight races take place on the day in September including the Firth Of Clyde Stakes, the Doonside Cup, the Ayr Silver Cup and of course, the Ayr Gold Cup which has never been won more than three times by the same horse since the 1800s.

Other notable races at Ayr include:

MonthRaceTypeGradeDistanceAge/Sex
AprilScottish Grand NationalChaseGrade 34m 110y5yo +
AprilScottish Champion HurdleHurdleGrade 22m4yo +
AprilFuture Champion Novices' ChaseChaseGrade 22m 4f5yo +
MayRothesay StakesFlatListed1m 2f4yo + f
JuneLand O'Burns Fillies' StakesFlatListed5f3yo + f
SeptemberHarry Rosebery StakesFlatListed5f2yo only
SeptemberArran Scottish Fillies' Sprint StakesFlatListed5f 110y3yo + f
SeptemberDoonside CupFlatListed1m 2f3yo +
SeptemberFirth of Clyde StakesFlatGroup 36f2yo only f
SeptemberAyr Gold CupFlatHandicap6f3yo +
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Ayr Gold Cup Betting Tips

The Ayr Gold Cup is one of the most anticipated racing events held at Ayr Racecourse. It is a flat handicap race that takes place annually in September as part of the Ayr Gold Cup Festival.

Like all major races throughout the year, our racing experts will be sharing their free Ayr Gold Cup tips to WhichBookie visitors with all tips for the race being displayed at the top of this page.

Scottish Grand National Betting Tips

Although not as big as the Grand National held at Aintree, the Scottish Grand National is still a hugely popular race at Ayr Racecourse and many punters have a wager on the race each year.

The race takes place a few weeks after the Aintree Grand National and features a field of 21 horses. Will Smith will be covering the race and providing his Scottish Grand National tips in the weeks leading up to the big race.

Ayr Betting Sites

So you have your betting tips for Ayr and decided on your bets. The only thing left to do is to place them with one of the several online bookies. But which one do you choose?

When we publish our racing tips, we always list an advised bookie. This is generally the betting site which is either offering the best odds or one that is offering extra places, non-runner no bet or some other horse racing promotion. However, prices can change and so it’s best to do your own research and select the bookie that you will get the biggest returns from.

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Betting Tips For Ayr

Flat

  • Left-handed, galloping circuit, suits long-striding types
  • Respect Iain Jardine outsiders particularly up to 1m (3/44 plus places at 16/1, 20/1, 16/1, 33/1) since 2017.
  • Respect William Haggas (8/14) when sending one up from Newmarket
  • Draw bias varies by meeting

Jumps

  • Left-handed, galloping circuit, suits long-striding types
  • Nicky Richards runners to be respected particularly in bumpers and over fences
  • Brian Hughes/Donald McCain combination respected over jumps.  
  • Tim Vaughan long-distance travellers are respected (3/5 since 2017)
  • Laura Morgan runners (3/11 with 7 in the places in total)
  • Gordon Elliott runners to be respected 
  • Left-handed, gallop circuiting with stiff fences

Ayr Racecourse Info
Racecourse address and general information

Address Whitletts Rd, Ayr KA8 0JE
Website www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk
Phone 01292 264179
Nearest Train Station Ayr Station
Nearest Airport Glasgow/Prestwick (PIK)
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