Gold Cup Meeting As if the Gold Cup weekend was not not enough of a spectacle in itself, this year the Royals will be making an appearance. The fixture runs from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 Sept and is sure to be a bumper success. ABBA B&Bs are pretty well booked out already, but a few rooms remain out of town. Check the Search Box for availability. Alan Macdonald, Chairman of Ayr Racecourse commented: "It is a great honour to have the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay attending a meeting at Ayr Racecourse. We are delighted to play a part in helping raise funds to support the various projects at Dumfries House."