Jockey Robert Hogarth and Soul Magic gallop past Arthur's Seat as they prepare for the Edinburgh Cup 2014

Combining the thrill of horse racing and capital celebrations, one of the most prestigious dates on the Scottish racing calendar, The Edinburgh Cup, is set to return for its fifth year at Musselburgh Racecourse this weekend on Saturday 7 June.

Set to draw in crowds of more than 7,500 from across the country, The Edinburgh Cup is renowned as the capital’s premier raceday, with ‘live’ top quality horseracing at Musselburgh and coverage of the Epsom Derby meeting on the big screens and racecourse televisions.

For the first year ever, Musselburgh Racecourse will be adding to the already delectable hospitality on offer by showcasing some of the capital’s most exciting producers and artisan food outlets. The likes of Edinburgh Gin, Well Hung and Tender, Union of Genius, Big Blu Pizza and Country Refreshments will be making mouths water with their culinary creations. All this plus 13 bars lined up to quench racegoers’ thirsts with top tipples including the all-important celebratory Pommery fizz!

Making his Musselburgh debut, DJ and television presenter Scott Mills will be taking the party to the next level as the racing draws to a close. Whether celebrating or commiserating their mixed fortunes, racegoers will be able to party into the evening at the After Racing Party, ensuring that this year’s event, the first of Musselburgh’s two Super Saturdays, will definitely be a day to remember!

Jockey Robert Hogarth and Soul Magic look out over the capital city as they prepare for the Edinburgh Cup 2014

With race day prize money in excess of £140,000, the Edinburgh Cup remains Musselburgh’s second richest flat race and racegoers can enjoy a slice of the action with tickets starting from £25 per person, providing access to all public areas of the racecourse including 13 bars as well as numerous food outlets.

With the Edinburgh Cup Club package already sold out visitors can still snap a few remaining hospitality packages for a truly exclusive experience. The Picnic Pavilion package (from £50 per person) takes you close to the action as the horses battle their way to the finishing line with a reserved picnic table by the winning line.

All day access to ‘the place to be and be watched’, you’ll be sipping on a glass of champers in the Pommery Champagne garden as you take a flutter on your favourites with tote vouchers in the Champagne package (£48.25pp).

For further information or to book please visit www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk or call 0131 665 2859.

Our photos from Rob McDougall show Jockey Robert Hogarth and Soul Magic take in the sights of historic Edinburgh as they prepare for the Edinburgh Cup 2014.