Ayr Racing

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The coastal town of Ayr in Scotland has a great many historic, cultural and seaside attractions for visitors but for horseracing enthusiast it will always be the home of Scottish horseracing. Featuring notable fixtures in both the National Hunt and flat racing seasons, there is all year round opportunities for racegoers at Ayr and with all the best hospitality options to complement the events, Ayr racing is very popular amongst locals and visitors alike.

Free Racing Tips The highlights of Ayr in horseracing terms are undoubtedly the Scottish Grand National and Gold Cup Festival, both of which are major events in British horseracing.

With a history in racing which dates back to 16th century and over 100 years within the current racecourse, Ayr racing certainly has a certain pedigree for quality fixtures but it is a family friendly venue too and there are many fun options for groups and families to enjoy during certain racedays.

Whatever the event at Ayr, the common theme is a combination of racing and hospitality.

A day out with friends and family, a corporate event to entertain clients or reward staff, or simply a great day out to celebrate a special occasion, all can be catered for in style at Ayr through a series of suites and superb dining options.

Attend the races and enjoy some informal drinks and food as you peruse the contenders for the next race or sit down in style for the duration of the event with good company and great food.

Two excellent restaurants are available within the Princess Royal Stand, the Chancellor Carvery and the Roman Warrior. The Chancellor Carvery is situated on the first floor of the Royal Stand, with great panoramic views over the course via all-round windows. Classic hot and cold carvery food is on offer and guests have direct access to the stand for further ace viewing and paddock to make their selections for the next race. There are also plasma screens and private Tote betting facilities. All inclusive raceday hospitality packages for the Chancellor Carvery are also available.

The Roman Warrior Restaurant is located on the second floor of the stand and can seat up to 160 people for exquisite dining during racedays. Named after the last Scottish trained horse to win the Gold Cup at Ayr, the walls of the Roman Warrior are adorned with racing memorabilia and pictures of the most famous horses to compete at Ayr, including Red Rum, Sea Pigeon, and Grey Abbey.

With views over the paddock, and over the finishing post via a private balcony, the Roman Warrior Restaurant also has large screen TVs so missing out on the racing action is simply not possible and private Tote facilities too for those who fancy a flutter. All inclusive packages for the Roman Warrior Restaurant represent a perfect way to enjoy Ayr racing in true style.
Ayr Racing, inside rail

If luxury and exclusivity is the order of the day then nothing will beat the choice of private boxes and suites within the Princess Royal Stand. Ideal for groups of between 20 and 100 persons the private boxes have wonderful balcony views directly over the finishing line, the use of private Tote betting facilities, and first class waiter or waitress service. A hospitality package for a private box can also be tailored to suit any particular event with added extras such as the services of a racing tipster or the sophistication of a champagne reception.

The Paddock Stand also contains a number of private boxes and these are particularly popular for corporate events. Team building sessions and corporate activities can be arranged in advance and as well as offering all the business benefits of such activities, guests can enjoy great views over the entire course. On the main festival days there is also elegant marquee dining available, hosted within marquees on the Paddock Lawn and Parade Ring, placing guests at the heart of the Ayr racing action. A range of marquee hospitality packages are available in race and non-race days for all types of private function.

Banquets and conferences find a natural home at Ayr Racecourse and the facilities and hospitality available make it one of Scotland’s major conferencing venues.

The Princess Royal Conference and Event Centre is the main event space and one of the largest in the area. The location, easy for access from both Glasgow and Prestwick Airports, and a flexible layout which can be adapted to suit a variety of uses and purposes, makes Ayr one of the best venues in the country for meetings, seminars and exhibitions. All catering and state of the art audiovisual equipment can be provided and there is ample car parking on site.

Situated within the racecourse is a superb accommodation option, the Western House Hotel. Recently voted the Scottish hotel of the Year and a multi award winning Scottish wedding venue, the Western House Hotel has 49 beautifully presented and well appointed rooms and suites as well as a terrific restaurant and a Cathedral ballroom, perfect for hosting wedding receptions for up to 200 guests.

Guests within the Western House hotel are certainly well placed to enjoy Ayr racing, but the town has a great many accommodation options and as a major visitor destination offers a range of leisure and recreational options too for anyone who has some leisure time to spend during their stay. These include all the activities associated with the seaside and no less than three Open Championship golf courses within easy reach.