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Where is Musselburgh Racecourse?
Musselburgh Racecourse is just 10 minutes' walk east of Musselburgh town centre. It is situated just off the A199 and 10km west of Edinburgh via the A1.
Musselburgh is the nearest rail station almost 3km away with a free shuttle bus on racedays. A number of buses connect the track to Edinburgh.
What is Musselburgh Racecourse Famous For?
The first Musselburgh Races took place in 1777 arranged by the Caledonian Hunt. After the races were moved to Leith Sands, they returned to the newly-built Musselburgh Racecourse in 1816.
After brushes with bankruptcy in the 1980s and 90s, and a dispute between Musselburgh Joint Racing Committee and East Lothian Council, Musselburgh's future was secured in June 2020 when Chester Race Company took over operations. It added National Hunt meetings in 1987.
Musselburgh Racecourse Track Specifics
Musselburgh is a tight right-handed oval 10 furlongs (2000m) in length with two sharp bends counting against long-striding gallopers. There is a five-furlong (1000m) straight track with the start also used for two-mile (3200m) contests. The home straight is fast and almost level making it hard to win from off the pace.
Biggest Meeting at Musselburgh Racecourse
Musselburgh's flat highlight is Easter Saturday with the Queen's Cup over a mile and six furlongs (2800m) the feature supported by two other Class 2 handicaps in the Royal Mile and Scottish Sprint Cup. Ladies Day on the first Saturday in June is very popular with the Listed Maggie Dickson Stakes for fillies over seven furlongs (1400m) taking top billing.
Over the jumps, Musselburgh hosts Scottish Cheltenham Trials weekend at the start of February with the Edinburgh National and Scottish County Hurdle on the Saturday, and the Listed Scottish Triumph Hurdle on Sunday.
Musselburgh Racecourse is unique track which serves both jumps and flat racing at the highest level and to get the Best Odds at Musselburgh take a look at both our Best Odds Guaranteed and our Free Bets pages to get the best value for this meeting.
Visit the official Musselburgh Racecourse website for more information including upcoming race days, on-course features and more!