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Musselburgh Races

Musselburgh Racecourse, on the coast a few miles to the east of Edinburgh, is the second biggest course in Scotland after Ayr.

Flat and right-handed, it hosts both flat and jump racing around its sharp turns, making it ideal for the athletic, nippy horse rather than the big-striding type.

The drainage is excellent and the ground is rarely heavy. Its seaside setting and proximity to the city mean healthy crowds attend Musselburgh races all year round, especially for its biggest events, the listed Maggie Dickson Fillies’ Stakes and the Edinburgh Cup Handicap.

Musselburgh Races Fixtures And Events 2021

jan 2021
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jun 2021
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aug 2021
sept 2021
oct 2021
nov 2021
dec 2021
FRI 1st Jan Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
THU 7th Jan Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 22nd Jan Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 6th Feb Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SUN 7th Feb Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
WED 3rd Mar Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
FRI 26th Mar Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
SAT 3rd Apr Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
THU 29th Apr Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
FRI 30th Apr Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
TUE 25th May Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
SAT 5th Jun Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
MON 28th Jun Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Evening
WED 30th Jun Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
TUE 20th Jul Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
FRI 30th Jul Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Evening
FRI 6th Aug Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
FRI 20th Aug Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
WED 25th Aug Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
SAT 11th Sept Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Evening
SUN 12th Sept Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
MON 11th Oct Musselburgh North
Turf Flat Afternoon
WED 3rd Nov Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
MON 22nd Nov Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
MON 6th Dec Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon
MON 20th Dec Musselburgh North
Turf Jump Afternoon

Confirmed races in plain text. Confirmed pattern races in bold text. Unconfirmed races in grey text.

Musselburgh Racing Tips

  • Scottish trainer Keith Dalgleish sends plenty of runners to race on the flat at Musselburgh Racecourse but, while many of them win, his rivals Richard Fahey and Mark Johnston have a better strike rate. Danny Tudhope is the best jockey to follow on the level.
  • Dalgleish’s jumpers win with striking regularity, as do those sent out by Sandy Thomson. It’s always worth noting when Paul Nicholls sends horses on the long trek from the West Country; his winning percentage at Musselburgh races is impressive.
  • The prolific Brian Hughes has an excellent riding record at the course but William Kennedy, with far fewer mounts, has a comparable strike rate.
Musselburgh

The jockey's view

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By Bryony Frost - Most successful female jump jockey in history

A relatively flat, very sharp track. Musselburgh Racecourse always seems to hold quite good ground. It’s quick with the sand on the top bend before turning into the back straight. Chase and hurdle tracks swap round, but to ride you wouldn’t know that you crossed the two, it’s simple. You don’t see horses come from the rear of the field. It’s prominent and you get very tightly bunched until they swing in. Some leaders can get away if they get a decent lead and then it's hard to reel them in.

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Musselburgh Races Behind Closed Doors

Musselburgh races are currently being run behind closed doors because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

This is set to be reviewed and updated in line with government advice, with Musselburgh races keen to welcome back punters as soon as it is safe to do so.

It’s still worth checking Musselburgh races fixtures because the decision to allow spectators in could change. If you book tickets to a Musselburgh Racecourse event that is then moved to behind closed doors, refunds will be processed through the official course website.

Musselburgh Races Contact Details

Musselburgh Racecourse
Linkfield Road
Musselburgh
East Lothian
EH21 7RG
T: 0131 665 2859
W: https://www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk/

Twitter: @MusselburghRace
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