Ayr Gold Cup: Racecourse PR chief Iain Ferguson clears the air on abandoned meeting
This week I should be writing about the winner of the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup and this page should have been adorned with pictures of a smiling jockey and trainer holding the cup aloft, wriites IAIN FERGUSON.
Instead, I find myself explaining the chain of events that led to the abandonment of all three days of the Festival and the loss of 24 top races worth £750,000 in prize-money.
I arrived at the track at 10 minutes to 7 on Thursday morning aware there had been a deluge of rain from the previous evening and it was still raining heavily.
Around an hour later, I was informed there was... read more
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