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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Christmas jumpers on and off the track at Musselburgh

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Christmas jumpers featured both on and off the track at Musselburgh Racecourse’s last race meeting.Seven National Hunt races over jumps got racing fans in the festive spirit - and trackside they were encouraged to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Glass half full for Musselburgh Racecourse as Level Zero conditions limit summer attendances

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The move to Level Zero Covid-19 restrictions will have a limited impact on the number of racing fans Musselburgh Racecourse can welcome over its crucial summer season.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday (Wed 13...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Speedway – Bandits optimistic about this season

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Berwick Bandits have confirmed that they will start the season in May with the same team that was due to track last summer.Their septet will be Aaron Summers, Jye Etheridge, Dany Gappmaier, Leon Flint,...

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 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...

Musselburgh Awaits Green Light For Pilot Race Day With Spectators

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Musselburgh Racecourse is ready to stage a pilot race meeting with spectators once it gets the green light from the Scottish Government.The East Lothian course had hoped to gain approval for an initial event...

Musselburgh Racecourse prepares to race behind closed doors

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Musselburgh Racecourse hopes to resume racing for the first time since February with back-to-back meetings behind-closed-doors on Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July 2020.The East Lothian course has been allocated five provisional fixtures...

Musselburgh’s Stobo Castle Ladies Day cancelled for this year

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New peak-summer August date announced for 2021 Ladies DayMusselburgh 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 JuneThe 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...

Head for Musselburgh Racecourse this week for the Saltire Raceday

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Celebrate the run up to St Andrew's Day with the excitement of jump racing. The next meeting is on 24 November 2016 with the first race at 12.55pm. Doors open at 11:00am allowing you...

Get on down to Cheltenham this spring

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If there's one event featured on the horse racing calendar that is the largest, most anticipated or most enjoyed it simply has to be the Cheltenham Festival. Held over four days in mid-March at...

Get ready for Cheltenham in the spring

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All eyes on CheltenhamThe annual Cheltenham Festival turns 155 next year, and already racegoers are looking forward to flocking to the course in Gloucestershire to witness one of the most prestigious events on the...

Musselburgh putting on the glitz for Ladies Day

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Musselburgh Racecourse attracted its largest Edinburgh Cup attendance last Saturday with a total crowd of 6131, up by 1000 on last year.Now the East Lothian course will consolidate that success and celebrate 10 years...

Racing – The Edinburgh Cup at Musselburgh

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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...

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