Our People

Our Team

Musselburgh Racecourse has an experienced and dedicated team of 10 full time staff, 6 permanent part-time staff and a Customer Care Team of over 80 raceday staff including Heritage Portfolio who manage our catering staff and Steve Horlick Security services.  Everyone plays a vital role in contributing to the success of Musselburgh Racecourse.

Meet the Team

The team extends a warm welcome to all visitors, owners, jockeys and trainers and are committed to providing the highest standard of communications, facilities, staff and services to ensure an enjoyable and safe racing experience is provided to all. 

Heading up the team at Musselburgh Racecourse is Bill Farnsworth who has been General Manager for 16 years.  Bill has served on the board of UK racing's governing body, the British Horseracing Authority and the Racecourse Media Group - an acknowledgement of the work carried out by Bill and the team in transforming Musselburgh into one of the country's leading race tracks.

The Committee

Musselburgh Racecourse is managed by The Musselburgh Joint Racing Committee (MJRC) which was established in 1994 and is a partnership between the Lothian Racing Syndicate Limited (LRS) and East Lothian Council (ELC).  The Committee is made up of four Council Representatives and three representatives from the LRS. 

Musselburgh Racecourse sits on Musselburgh Common Good Land and East Lothian Council own all the facilities, for example the grandstands and stables. The MJRC pay a full commercial rent for use of the land and facilities to both the Common Good Fund and ELC.