Seasonal Highlights

Seasonal Highlights

Experience top racedays across the flat and jump season with a range of admissions, special packages and a wide choice of dining and hospitality options. See quality race horses in action, glam up for Ladies Day, party with friends or entertain the whole family - there are racedays to suit all tastes and budgets.

Whether you're a regular racing enthusiast, enjoy family days or like the prestigious social events, the seasonal highlights at Musselburgh Racecourse provide a great day out of variety and value.

Find out more about our biggest races and events throughout the year.

New Year's Day Race Meeting
Bring in the New Year with an exciting day of top quality jump racing featuring one of the most historic amateur athletic events in the world, The New Year Sprint. Continue your New Year celebrations at this traditional highlight.
John Smith's Scottish Cheltenham Trials Raceday
This fixture is the pinnacle of the jumps season at Musselburgh Racecourse. Spend an exciting winter's afternoon watching premier racing from some of the country's top hurdlers and featuring the best British and Irish horses aiming for the Cheltenham Festival or Aintree Grand National meeting. An excellent atmosphere, with a great choice of places to eat and drink and special packages to set you up for a fantastic day of racing action.
Easter Festival
Easter Festival - Good Friday and Easter Sunday The flat season at Musselburgh Racecourse starts at Easter and offers a weekend (Friday 3rd April and Sunday 5th April 2015) of top quality racing and activities for all the family. Following a successful launch last year of the first ever raceday on a Good Friday in Britain, we repeat this for 2015 followed by our popular Easter Sunday Family Raceday. Children 17 year and under are admitted FREE at Musselburgh Racecourse when accompanied by an adult so bring the family along for a packed weekend of entertainment.
Radio Forth's Boogie Night
Bring your dancing shoes for another Boogie Night! Experience a great party atmosphere combined with flat racing action at our popular evening of racing, music, dancing and competitions. Forth One's Boogie, host of the Breakfast Show and the Big Saturday Show, will be on stage after the last race. Dress to impress with some fantastic prizes up for grabs including best dancer. This is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and there are excellent group discounts and packages available.
Edinburgh Cup
Bringing colours to the Capital. The Edinburgh Cup is one of Musselburgh's most popular events with a race programme packed full of quality flat racing as well as the Investec Derby live on the Big Screen from Epsom Downs. Edinburgh's premier raceday is complimented by artisan food units, Edinburgh Cup cocktails and fabulous live entertainment.
Ladies Day
Don't miss Ladies Day at Musselburgh Racecourse - Scotland's sell out Ladies Day event and a 'must' in the Scottish social calendar. Enjoy top class horseracing in a stylish and fantastic party atmosphere with prestigious competition prizes, fashion parades, musical entertainment and hosted within award-winning venue facilities. Early bird offer on for a limited time!
Carnival Racenight
Roll up, roll up for a carnival evening at Musselburgh Races! Move to the rhythm of the calypso steel band, soak up the party atmosphere with Carnival dancers, free fairground rides, carnival cocktails and of course an exciting evening of racing, finishing with a DJ playing on the Big Stage.
Royal Regiment of Scotland Family Raceday
A massed pipe and drum band will march from the centre of Musselburgh into the Racecourse and up the final furlong to play in front of the grandstand. Armed forces displays and stands, FREE fairground rides and children's entertainment make this an excellent family afternoon of flat racing.