The same racecourse that welcomed Calvin Ayre earlier this summer sees Scotland’s showpiece horse race later this weekend. Saturday will see the latest running of the Ayr Gold Cup. It has taken place at Scotland’s Premier racecourse since its establishment in 1804. The flat race is run over six furlongs and is recognized as the richest sprint handicap in the whole of Europe.
As a race itself, the winner usually comes from one of the higher gates if the ground is soft and we will know more on who might be the best bet when the Bronze and Silver Cups have both been run today and tomorrow respectively.
Favorites this year include Pepper Lane and Mac’s Power. Those two will be looking to emulate the last two winners, both ridden by celebrity jockey Frankie Dettori. In addition to this, the town of Ayr and its racecourse have a firm place in the hearts of everyone related to the Bodog Brand.
Calvin returned to his roots earlier this summer when he visited the town to take in the surroundings including a day at the races, Ayr United v Manchester United and the obligatory bout of Scotch whisky. Bodog has sponsored a race at the course in the past and with their sponsorship of Ayr United’s strip still going strong, it shows their commitment to the Scottish town.
To see what Calvin got up to whilst up there last time, follow the link to this video and make sure to look out for the Honest Men’s result this weekend. If you didn’t have a second team, then you have now!