Media release: Ayr Racecourse stages Christmas party raceday on Monday

AYR Racecourse stages a Christmas Party Raceday on Monday 13 December with the seven-race card, due off at 12.20 pm.

The opening race is the Bet Live At Novices Hurdle over two miles, four furlongs and there’s a good mix of hurdles and chases plus a National Hunt flat race throughout the afternoon.

Feature race is the Bet Now At Handicap Chase over three miles one furlong and due off at 2.25 pm with £9000 in the prize fund. Other races include the Watch Live Racing At Beginners Chase at 1.20 pm and the Hurdle at 3.00 pm.

On Tuesday, the official going at the track was described as good, good to soft, frozen in places, but course officials hopeful the recent rise in temperatures will ensure racing goes ahead on Monday.

Gates open at 11.00 am.

For more information go online on or call 01292 264179.

For media enquires please contact Iain Ferguson on 07795 565691.


Ayr Racecourse and the associated Western House Hotel are founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel and South Ayrshire Council, and member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

Frazer Coogans Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chair of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor, Murdoch MacDonald.

Founder members of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle:

South Ayrshire Council
Clydesdale Bank
Turnberry Hotel and Golf Resort
Ayr Racecourse
Western House Hotel
CKD Galbraith Property Consultants
Frazer Coogans Solicitors
Accident & Injury Claims Centre
MacKay Corporate Insurance Brokers
Donald Ross Estate Agents:
Westgale Ltd Building Contractors
Sinclair Scott Chartered Accountants
Paligap Creative Agency
ARP Lorimer & Associates Architects
JB Management – Training Providers
Brunston Castle Golf Club
Fouters Restaurant
Christie Financial Planning Ltd
Allison Lightbody Waddell Chartered Surveyors
Kestrel Press
Fame Publicity Services Public Relations Consultancy
West Sound Radio
Easton Property
Easton Kitchens & Bathrooms

For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail


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Contact: Murdoch MacDonald