Damp squib at racecourse
It’s not a ‘ double’ that Ayr Racecourse would want to remember – but cancelling the Gold Cup in September and then the MSH Fireworks Night last Friday – isn’t exactly top form.
Letting off fireworks - with dozens of race horses in overnight stables nearby – was an accident waiting to happen.
Thankfully, the animal’s welfare prevailed.
If any good has come of it, it means the Malcolm Sargent House event will no longer clash with Ayr Rugby’s Club’s own display – which went ahead with great success last Friday.
And I was pleased to see Ayr RFC permitted MSH collection buckets onto their grounds. Well done, Millbrae! However, I am hoping all this goodwill is still around when it comes to planning dates for next year’s events.
Having the town’s two biggest firework displays on the same night just doesn’t make sense.
The sensible option is simply “turn about” - with Ayr RFC and MSH getting first pick on their preferred date in alternate years.
My sources say the rugby men were up for this – but MSH didn’t want to play ball! Come on guys. Finding two different dates for two firework displays isn’t exactly rocket science!