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Racing – Musselburgh preview for Cheltenham Trials weekend

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Gordon Brown has written a preview for us on the betfred racing at Musselburgh on Saturday. This is the Scottish Cheltenham Trials weekend and would usually attract big crowds. DINO BOY is bidding to...

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...

Musselburgh takes centre stage for New Year’s Day racing

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The £88,000 Betway New Year’s Day meeting at Musselburgh Racecourse will take centre stage following the abandonment of Cheltenham’s 1 January fixture due to a waterlogged course. History-making Bryony Frost heads a list of star...

MSP encouraged by Musselburgh Racecourse’s Covid-19 safety measures

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Musselburgh Racecourse is an “excellent example” of how businesses have adapted to protect customers against Covid-19, claims MSP Colin Beattie. Mr Beattie, who represents Midlothian and Musselburgh North in the Scottish Parliament, visited the East...

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...

Redundancy talks at Musselburgh Racecourse

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy Reporter Staff at Musselburgh Racecourse are facing redundancy less than two months after the course was taken over by Chester Race Company. In a move described by union officials as a...

Musselburgh’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day cancelled for this year

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New peak-summer August date announced for 2021 Ladies Day Musselburgh Racecourse has cancelled Stobo Castle Ladies Day following confirmation by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) that all scheduled fixtures in May and June have been...

Musselburgh Racecourse issues refunds for May meetings

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UK racing suspended until 1 June The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has extended the suspension of all UK racing which was introduced on 18 March in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have also...

Musselburgh suspends racing till the end of April

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Musselburgh Racecourse has confirmed its next four race meetings have been suspended and anyone who has pre-purchased tickets will receive a full refund. The East Lothian course had planned to stage behind-closed-doors meetings which would...

Musselburgh exploring ‘closed doors’ race meeting

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Musselburgh Racecourse is in positive discussions with racing authorities and The Scottish Government over what form its next race meeting should take. The East Lothian course is scheduled to stage the Racing Post Go North...

Extra race meeting at Musselburgh on Tuesday

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Musselburgh Racecourse is staging an extra jumps meeting on Tuesday with the price of an entry ticket at only £10. The East Lothian course was awarded the additional meeting by the British Horseracing Authority...

Five stars for Musselburgh (again!)

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All the hard work of recent years is paying off at Musselburgh as VisitScotland has just awarded the racecourse five stars again. This is the most prestigious award that they can hand out as...

Musselburgh is a sell out for New Year’s Day meeting

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A top quality £100,000 six race card at Musselburgh’s Betway New Year Race Day has been rewarded with a 6000 capacity sell out attendance. There are no general admission tickets available for the East Lothian...

Traffic jams on race days in Musselburgh could be avoided

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Hundreds of vehicles could be forced to travel along Musselburgh High Street if agreement cannot be reached over the continued use of the town’s Electric Bridge on race days. Musselburgh Racecourse are reviewing traffic...

Go racing on New Year’s Day

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At Musselburgh Racecourse they are looking forward to a repeat of last year’s Betway New Year’s Day meeting with another sold out race day. VIP packages sold out in early December and with less than...

Racing abandoned at Musselburgh today

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Racing at Musselburgh Racecourse today Monday 2 December has been abandoned as the track is frozen. Temperatures overnight were milder and the ground had started to thaw but unfortunately this will...

Musselburgh best for race horse owners and trainers

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Musselburgh First Past the Post For Race Horse Owners and Trainers Racing horse owners and trainers visiting Musselburgh Racecourse will get the best race day experience in the UK, according to industry awards judges. The East...

Musselburgh on a winning streak

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Musselburgh Racecourse has enjoyed one of its most successful Flat seasons with 2019 attendances on key race days increasing by between 40 and 60 per cent. Total attendance over the 17 fixture season was up...

Fashionable sponsor is perfect fit for the Edinburgh Cup

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The Edinburgh Cup Race Day this Saturday is traditionally an occasion to dress up and to enjoy the thrill of first class turf racing. The £40,000 Edinburgh Cup is the prime race which has attracted...

Racing news – £40,000 Edinburgh Cup this weekend

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Racecourse revelling is on the cards at this weekend’s Edinburgh Cup Race Day at Musselburgh Racecourse. Saturday evening’s top flight racing action, which includes the £40,000 Edinburgh Cup, also features a rich menu of on-course...

Musselburgh is a sell out on Ladies Day

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French and Irish visitors target Musselburgh's Sell Out Ladies Day The fashionable Stobo Castle Ladies Day will have an extra measure of “ooh la la” on Saturday when veteran French jockey Gérald Mossé makes his...

More racing this month at Musselburgh

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Musselburgh Racecourse has been awarded an additional February race meeting by the British Horseracing Authority as the industry gets back in to full swing following an outbreak of equine flu. It means the East Lothian...

Musselburgh cancels Sunday meeting

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Sadly the race meeting at Musselburgh on Sunday 10 February 2019 has had to be cancelled in the same way as all other horse racing across the UK owing to an outbreak of equine...

Musselburgh’s Sunday race meeting offers top quality racing

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s new Sunday fixture this weekend the richest ever jumps meeting staged at the East Lothian track has pulled in top quality entries from across the UK and Ireland. With eight races and £160,000...

Musselburgh abandons Cheltenham Trials weekend

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Musselburgh Racecourse’s premier jump’s weekend fixtures have been beaten by the weather. The East Lothian track announced today that this weekend’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials weekend on Saturday and Sunday (2 and 3 Feb) has...

Blankets are on at Musselburgh – on the racecourse!

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Musselburgh’s ground staff have been working overtime to ensure the track is in prime condition for this weekend’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials weekend, and a fleece now covers the East Lothian course. It will...

Musselburgh staff keen to provide a great course for next weekend

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Ground Staff On Form To Provide Optimum Conditions for Musselburgh’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials Weekend Ground staff at Musselburgh are pulling out all the stops to provide optimum conditions for the track’s bet365 Scottish Cheltenham...

Musselburgh to host racing during Racing Post Go North festival

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Musselburgh Racecourse will kick off a new British Horseracing Authority (BHA) initiative to bolster jump racing in the north. The East Lothian track will join with Kelso and Carlisle in the Racing Post Go North...

Go racing to start off 2019

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Musselburgh Racecourse expects to start 2019 on the right foot with a capacity 5500 crowd at the Betway New Year’s Day meeting.   Advance ticket sales point towards a sell-out crowd but there will be tickets...

BHA inspection determines Musselburgh Racecourse safe

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Musselburgh Racecourse has been deemed to be safe for racing and in excellent condition following an inspection by racing’s governing body after four horses died in unrelated incidents at the track. The news was welcomed...

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