The Portobello Cup Raceday

Wednesday 28th August 2024

This mid-week raceday is a relaxed way to experience the splendour and spirit at Musselburgh Races. 

It's the perfect time to position yourself alongside the running rail and experience the power of the horses as they thunder up the final straight. 

  • We're only 6 miles from Edinburgh City Centre with direct transport links and a courtesy bus from Wallyford (connecting to Edinburgh) and NewCraighall (connecting to Galashiels) train stations. 
  • All timings are provisional and may change. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for any changes.
  • Children 17 years and under are admitted FREE at Musselburgh Racecourse when accompanied by a paying adult. Four children are permitted per paying adult and/or concession.
  • Student and concession tickets are available. You must have a valid concession I.D. More information about our concession tickets can be found in our FAQ section, click here. Please note, there will be a price increase for student and concession tickets purchased on the day.
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Gates Open

12:30 PM

Gate Opening Time

Race Type

flat racing

Race Type

First Race

2:30 PM

First Race

Last Race

5:05 PM

Last Race

Car Parking

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Car Parking

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Getting Here

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*All times to be confirmed and subject to change

Tickets & Packages

Early Bird Adult

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Early Bird Adult

£20.00

Our Early Bird ticket is a general admission ticket that provides access to all public areas and a variety of options for places to eat, drink and bet.

Book your tickets before midnight on the 18th July & SAVE £8 per person. On the day price will be £28 per person.

Children 17 years and under go free, when accompanied by a guardian. Child tickets can be obtained on the day of racing.

​*Subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our standard Child ticket is a general admission ticket that provides access to all public areas. You can obtain four child tickets, per adult/concession ticket or foodie experience. 

Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of age may be requested and, if so, must be provided. You are responsible for each child that you bring onto the Racecourse and shall ensure each child complies with these Conditions. Please ensure you’ve read and fully understand our terms and conditions

 

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Advanced Concession (includes Student)

£18.00

Our Concession ticket is a general admission ticket that provides access to all public areas and a variety of options for places to eat, drink and bet.  

Please Note: Appropriate Photo ID will be required when entering the racecourse for Concession tickets purchased.

Eligibility for concessions:

  • Students: only with a valid student ID featuring a valid expiry date
  • Senior citizens, aged over 65 with proof
  • Carers go free with a valid Carer’s ID or other carer documentation when accompanying a paying adult or concession, except on Ladies Day.

Please be aware that prices are subject to change. Click here, to read about the I.D requirements. Online bookings can be made up to 1 hour prior to gates opening or can be purchased at the gate (subject to availability). 

Early bird Fish & Chips Package

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Early bird Fish & Chips Package

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Add some salt & sauce to your raceday! In addition to general admission, receive a Race Programme and enjoy a portion of freshly cooked fish and chips, with a choice of breaded or battered fish, accompanied by a cold pint of beer, glass of house wine or soft drink.

This package is available for individuals and groups.

  • Vouchers for food and drink will be available for collection on arrival at Entrance 3 and group organisers should distribute to their guests.
  • After collecting your traditional Fish & Chips package you will be able to enjoy it in our many outdoor picnic areas. 
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Hospitality & VIP

The Racegoers Experience

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The Racegoers Experience

£100.00 For 1 person

This is a fantastic way to spend a day at the races with a loved one or friend.

Included in this amazing experience is a mouthwatering lunch in our ‘Owners and Trainers Restaurant’ including a private table for the day. This restaurant is located on the lower floor of our historic Grandstand.

You’ll enjoy a private table for the day, a three-course casual dining menu, a glass of champagne and a race programme each.

This experience is perfect from groups of two to six. Please email hospitality@musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk or call 0131 665 2859 if you’ve any questions.

* Please note, there are no direct views of the racetrack from your table but TV screens are allocated within the restaurant

Epperston Restaurant Experience

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Epperston Restaurant Experience

£159.00 For 1 person

Dine in style, in our Epperston Restaurant ~ perfect for intimate gatherings of 2-8 people. Situated on the lower floor of our Queen's Stand, offering stunning views across the winning post, the racecourse, and the parade ring - our Queen's Stand has a real royal flare. It is rich in racing heritage and tradition.

Entertain guests with a fine dining Epperston Hospitality Package and enjoy:

  • Your reserved table provides a base for the day.* 
  • Pommery Champagne reception.
  • A three-course menu prepared and served by Heritage Portfolio.
  • A locally sourced cheese selection or an Afternoon Sweet Treat.
  • Enjoy stunning views directly over the finishing line from the Epperston private viewing garden.

Advance booking is required. Please note, drinks are not included in this experience, but drinks packages are available separately on request. 

Queen's Stand Private Suite - Platinum Experience

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Queen's Stand Private Suite - Platinum Experience

£5,640.00 For 20 people

Enjoy the most exclusive and elegant location on a raceday. Our private Queen's Stand suites are the ultimate jewel in our crown. With balcony views across the racecourse, the final furlong, you can soak up the atmosphere while you and your guests enjoy a memorable raceday experience.

Our platinum experience is our most luxurious package. It includes a champagne reception hosted in your own private suite, mouth-watering canapés, followed by a three-course menu prepared and served by the award-winning Heritage Portfolio and finished off with a locally sourced cheese platter.

Additional platinum experience benefits:

  • Your own private host.
  • A private guest tipster talk.
  • A race programme including your own advert within the programme.
  • Naming of a race title.
  • £5.00 betting voucher per person.
  • Judging of the 'best turned out horse' in your race.
  • Presentation of mementoes to the winners.
  • Presentation photographs.
  • Television coverage on Racing TV.
  • Social media coverage.
  • High profile advertising banners.

Come and enjoy the finest quality food, in superb surroundings. Perfect for all gatherings.

* Please get in touch if you have a bigger party. Please note, drinks are not included in this experience but drinks packages are available separately on request. 

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