Musselburgh Racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse
Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7RG
  • Telephone 0131 665 2859
  • Opening times Opening times vary, see individual events for details.
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Musselburgh Racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse was originally laid out as Edinburgh Racecourse in 1816, and is the second biggest racecourse in Scotland, offering flat as well as National Hunt racing. It hosts the Scottish Sprint Cup and the Edinburgh Cup, as well as dozens of other fixtures throughout a typical year.

A variety of hospitality packages are available, and the racecourse is also available for wedding hire.

The course has several car parks. The nearest railway station is Wallyford, on the Edinburgh Waverley–North Berwick line, and a free courtesy bus to the station is available. Road access is via Musselburgh's High Street, which passes by the course and is one mile from the A1.

Musselburgh Racecourse is firmly established as one of the UK’s most stylish small racecourses!

As a boutique venue, and VisitScotland five star visitor attraction, the racecourse is the ideal location for a great day out. Located just six miles from Edinburgh, Musselburgh Racecourse provides the perfect day out for anyone visiting Scotland’s capital city to soak up all there is to offer.

Musselburgh Racecourse offers an exciting mix of jumps and flat racing with something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned race-goer or you simply enjoy the social side of racing. With an average of 26 fixtures in 2013, our seasonal highlights include New Year's Day, the John Smith's Scottish Cheltenham Trials and Easter Festival of Racing as well as our premier Edinburgh Cup Day, the sell out Ladies' Day in June and our new prestigious Scottish Sprint cup race day.

As you step through the gates you’ll quickly get a sense of the relaxed, but professional, atmosphere at Musselburgh Racecourse. You’ll find all racecourse facilities within easy reach and a wide variety of dining options, a program of entertainment, betting options and information all at the heart of the racing action.

From the warmest of welcomes, the team works hard to bring to life a modern, exciting and quality race day experience for everyone who visits. This passion for excellence has been recognised by visitors and the racing industry alike, with Musselburgh Racecourse receiving coveted awards including the 2012 Betview Award for Racecourse of the Year – an award for providing the best experience for the betting and racing public; as well as the 2011 Racecourse Association Award for ‘Operational Excellence ‘and the 2011 Neil Wyatt Ground staff of the Year Award for Best Dual Purpose Racecourse.

So come and visit historic Musselburgh Racecourse which has been a venue for horse racing since 1816!

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Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Christmas Raceday

A more relaxed day ofd racing where the focus is on exciting jumps racing and you can get up close to the hurdles or fences.

Mon 11 Dec

£18 (£15; Children free) / 0131 665 2859

  • 10:30 – 15:20

New Year's Day Race Day

Bring in the New Year with National Hunt horse racing and the finals of the New Year Sprint. Plenty to do for the whole family, including fairground rides, bouncy castle and face painters. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mon 1 Jan 2018

£35 (£25; Students £25; Children free) / 0131 665 2859

  • 11:00 – 15:25

Race Meeting

Check venue for exact opening and race times.

Thu 30 Nov

0131 665 2859

Afternoon Jump Racing

  • 12:00

Mon 11 Dec

0131 665 2859

Afternoon Jump Racing

  • 12:00

Saltire Raceday

Competitors from all over the country head to Musselburgh to be in with a chance of winning over £40,000 of prize money.

Thu 30 Nov

£18 (£15; Children free) / 0131 665 2859

  • 10:30 – 15:35

Scottish Half Marathon and 10K

The Scottish Half Marathon takes participants along the East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse. If you don't fancy 13.2 miles there's the 10km option which starts and finishes at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Sun 23 Sep 2018

prices vary / 0131 665 2859

  • 11:00

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