Ayr Gold Cup
From: Thursday, September 20 2007, 10:00 am
to: Saturday, September 22 2007, 1:00 pm
Horse racing fans from all over Britain converge on Ayr Racecourse for the annual Western Meeting, the highlight of which is the Ayr Gold Cup, first held in 1804. One of the most competitive sprints in the flat racing calendar, it is run over six furlongs.
The meeting runs from Thursday to Saturday and includes the Harry Rosebery Stakes on Thursday and the Silver Cup on Friday afternoon, before the climax of the Gold Cup on Saturday.
Ayr Racecourse is the premier racecourse in Scotland and is situated in the heart of Burns Country, on the Ayrshire Coast. In recent years it has undergone mass refurbishment, resulting in facilities that are second to none. The course stages 25 top-class National Hunt and Flat racing fixtures throughout the year and its unique facilities offer an excellent day's racing.