Racing – preview for Musselburgh

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VETERAN trainer Wilf Storey is looking for more of the same from recent course winner Perfect Soldier at Musselburgh’s behind-closed-doors fixture on Thursday.  The Co Durham raider faces eleven rivals in the William Hill Extra Place Races Every Day Handicap over seven-furlongs at the East...

Betway Easter Saturday kicks off Musselburgh’s Flat season

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Musselburgh Racecourse gets its Flat season underway with the £174,000 Betway Easter Saturday Race Day on 3 April. With 16 Flat fixtures staged over the summer months and into October, the East Lothian course will continue to race behind-closed-doors but is primed to accommodate spectators...

Royal interest at Musselburgh’s Edinburgh Gin Race Day would be just the tonic

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Musselburgh Racecourse is hoping to have a Royal runner at the Edinburgh Gin Raceday on Saturday 21 May. Educator, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, is a potential entry for the feature £50,000 Edinburgh Cup race according to its Newmarket-based trainer William Haggas. The 1m 4f...

Musselburgh’s Edinburgh Cup meeting pulls in quality field

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s Edinburgh Cup Race Day on Saturday (5 June) will be limited to only 500 spectators instead of the usual 5000-plus but the high quality of entries remains the same. Racecourse boss Bill Farnsworth is as keen as any racing fan to return to...

Musselburgh Racecourse says Cin Cin to new Edinburgh Gin deal

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Edinburgh Gin has strengthened its relationship with Musselburgh Racecourse with a three year extension to a six-figure sponsorship deal. As official gin provider to the East Lothian track, Edinburgh Gin’s portfolio will be available throughout the racecourse’s bars and restaurants and will be presented as...

Autism initiative at Musselburgh Racecourse proved a success

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An initiative to raise awareness of autism and supported by Musselburgh Racecourse and Scottish Racing has been declared a success and will be repeated. The East Lothian course was the first race track in Scotland to get behind Autism in Racing which was funded by...

Autism in Racing launched at Musselburgh Racecourse

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Musselburgh Racecourse will be the first Scottish race track to support an initiative which aims to raise awareness of autism. Autism in Racing has been launched to British Horseracing’s stakeholders to promote understanding of the condition and to educated racing’s workforce and racegoers. The East Lothian...

Stobo Castle Ladies Day half the size but twice the fun at Musselburgh

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More than half of the 5,000 tickets on sale for Stobo Castle Ladies Day at Musselburgh Racecourse have already been snapped up. In normal circumstances the East Lothian course would expect to welcome a 10,000 capacity audience to what is firmly established as a highlight...

Trainer Mark Johnston looking to repeat Betway Queen’s Cup success at Musselburgh

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Trainer Mark Johnston must be in with a decent shout of retaining Musselburgh’s Betway Easter Saturday feature race, The Queen’s Cup, with five entries making the trip from his Middleham Moor yard. The £75,000 Class 2 heritage handicap (3.35pm) was last run in 2019 when...

New NHS Lothian saddle up for vaccine partnership at Musselburgh Racecourse

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NHS Lothian have partnered with Musselburgh Racecourse to deliver a series of pop-up vaccination clinics to help in the race against Covid-19. By bringing the vaccination programme into the heart of Lothian communities, NHS Lothian is making it easier than ever for people to get...

Musselburgh jumps back into action with best ever National Hunt programme

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Musselburgh Racecourse jumps back into action on Saturday 30 October with its “biggest and best ever” National Hunt programme. Aside from the opening £100,000 fixture, season highlights include the traditional Betway New Year’s Day meeting on 1 January, the £250,000 weekend double-header bet365 Scottish Festival...

Fireworks display hits new heights in Honest Toun

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The Honest Toun’s revamped Guy Fawkes firework display has been declared an outstanding success by many who attended the event at Musselburgh Racecourse. Five thousand free tickets were issued in a joint project financed by the Musselburgh Common Good Fund and Musselburgh Racecourse for a...

Musselburgh boosts prize money for Edinburgh National contest

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Musselburgh Racecourse have increased the purse for its feature race on the first day of the bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials weekend. The Class 2 bet365 Edinburgh National, run over four miles, will now carry a £30,000 prize in a nod to owners and trainers as...

Bowman takes another bow at Stobo Castle Ladies Day party

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DJ, television presenter and podcast host Edith Bowman, is returning to Musselburgh Racecourse to host the After Racing Party at the popular Stobo Castle Ladies Day. The former Radio 1 DJ, who now presents the weekly Soundtracking podcast on which she interviews film-makers about their...

No shortage of quality entries for Musselburgh’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials Weekend

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At four miles and 176 yards, the bet365 Edinburgh National is the longest race – flat or jumps – staged in Scotland, but there are no shortage of quality entries for Musselburgh’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. Among the 22...

Musselburgh Racecourse flies the flag for St Andrew’s Day

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Musselburgh Racecourse is helping to fly the flag in advance of St Andrew’s Day at its next meeting on Monday. The Saltire Raceday, which is being staged behind-closed-doors, is supporting the Scottish Flag Trust and four out of the seven jumps races will be named...

Musselburgh – Goldie on great form

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JIM GOLDIE was great form at Musselburgh on Friday as the Uplawmoor trainer recorded a 74-1 double courtesy of Ayr Poet and Primo’s Comet. The former was successful in the William Hil Scratch Of The Day Handicap over 1m 1f while Primo’s Comet sprung a...

Hats off to another sell out Ladies Day at Musselburgh Races

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s “boutique” Stobo Castle Ladies Day has been deemed a success after 5,000 racegoers enjoyed a day of high fashion and sporting thrills at the East Lothian course. The event was another sell-out, with the reduced attendance (down from the usual 10,000 capacity), reflecting...

Musselburgh Racecourse facing up to a year without spectators

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Musselburgh Racecourse general manager, Bill Farnsworth, has admitted that the East Lothian track may go a full year without spectators. Two attempts to stage pilot race meetings with up to 500 spectators in August and September did not come to fruition and with a changing...

Musselburgh rises to Easter occasion with ultra-competitive Betway Queen’s Cup

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s feature race in tomorrow’s (Easter Saturday) opening meeting of the Flat season has attracted an ultra-competitive maximum 14-strong field. Scottish owner Douglas Livingston will be hoping for two-in-a-row in the £100,000 Betway Queen’s Cup with last year’s winner of this 1m 6f contest...

Musselburgh’s New Year’s Day meeting now behind closed doors

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s Betway New Year’s Day meeting will now take place Behind Closed Doors (BCD). The East Lothian course took the decision to stage the premier event without spectators following the Scottish Government’s decision to limit outdoor sporting events to a maximum of 500 people...

Heading for a sell out at Stobo Castle Ladies Day

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day is heading for another sell-out with less than 100 tickets remaining for Friday’s glamour event. The fashion-led race day will welcome 5,000 racegoers in what will be Musselburgh’s largest race meeting since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Described as...

Weekend racing and family fun at Musselburgh

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Hot on the heels of a successful August and its sell-out Ladies Day meeting, Musselburgh Racecourse is gearing up for a busy double-header weekend on 11 and 12 September. The East Lothian course plays host to the Edinburgh Gin Summer Finale on Saturday, following up...

Musselburgh Racecourse’s £240,000 Easter Parade gets Flat season off to a flyer

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Musselburgh Racecourse's £240,000 Easter Parade gets Flat season off to the flyer The £100,000 Betway Queen’s Cup lifts the curtain on Musselburgh’s 16-fixture summer Flat season on Easter Saturday. (16 April). The Betway Easter Saturday meeting also features six other quality races on a card which...

Racecourse staff under starter’s orders for charity cycle ride

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Staff at Musselburgh Racecourse are saddling up – for a 500 mile charity bike challenge. The racing five are taking part in the Cycle for Smart Works sponsored cycle and hope to raise a minimum of £500 in the run up to International Women’s Day...

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