We are delighted to welcome Owners to Musselburgh Racecourse for our 2022 Flat Season.
We offer Owners 6 badges per runner with a two course lunch in the Harris Tweed Bistro.
All attendees must register via the PASS concierge system prior to arrival. This system will be open and badges can be booked after the entry stage. Please visit www.rcapass.com and complete the required details no later than 4pm the day before the race meeting.
Full details of the raceday protocol and the on-site facilities for Owners will be emailed to the registered Owner after your horse has been declared. Please check this information prior to arrival.
Thank you for running your horse/s at Musselburgh Racecourse. We look forward to seeing you on the raceday.
Official Going and Weather
Next racemeeting: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 2022
Next report date: Sunday 29th May
Clerk of the Course: Bill Farnsworth 07922 410927
Photography and USB
Our raceday photographer is John Grossick. Photographs are available for purchase from www.grossick.co.uk
If you’d like to order a USB stick of your horse’s race please let us know on the day or call Racetech on 0208 947 3333.
ROA Members without Runners
We offer 2 badges per badge scheme member for entry into the Owners Pavilion where you will receive complimentary light refreshments. This is for all fixtures (except Ladies Day). Please book your badges on the PASS system before 4pm the day before racing.
The Scottish badge scheme - Owners with 5% or more of a horse trained in Scotland can take advantage of the ROA Scottish Racing Admission Scheme. To register, visit www.roa.co.uk
Becoming an Owner
Horse racing captivates the imagination of millions of people across the world and, unlike many other sports, you can be right at the heart of it by becoming a registered racehorse owner.
From purchasing your horse at the sales, through naming and choosing your very own racing silks, arriving at the track to see your horse run, to leading them into the winners enclosure, owning a racehorse is a remarkable journey.
There are over 13,500 registered owners in the UK, all of whom play an influential role in supporting this great sport which we love. You can be become one of them in a matter of days.
Local trainers can be found at https://www.scottishracing.co.uk/trainers/
For more information on Syndicates and Racing Clubs, please visit http://www.inthepaddock.co.uk/
What are the different ownership types?
Sole ownership - For people who wish to own a horse outright.
Company – For organisations wishing to own a horse under the name of a company or business.
Partnership - For two or more registered owners that wish to own a horse together. Partnerships are likely to comprise family or friends and allow owners to share in the responsibilities of racehorse ownership.
Syndicate – For a group of people coming together to own a horse, but who do not have to be sole owners in their own right. The ownership is managed and set up by a syndicator who is responsible for the syndicate. The syndicate can be formed as a result of a public offering and often comprises a larger number of people than a partnership.
Racing Club – For a group of people coming together to experience the thrill of racehorse ownership. The club manager will be responsible for the racing club, but unlike in a syndicate, members of a racing club do not own the racehorses. Instead members are likely to pay a subscription in order to enjoy some of the benefits of racehorse ownership.
At Musselburgh Racecourse the Horse comes first
We want to get it right for every horse that competes at Musselburgh. This starts with producing the best possible racing surface and providing five star, modern facilities.
Our team of experienced and dedicated ground staff ensures that horsemen, stable staff, jockeys, owners and trainers can be confident in running their horses at Musselburgh. Knowing that every effort has been made to provide the best possible racing surface for their horses.
On arrival, our horses are stabled in Musselburgh’s modern stable yard, with hot and cold wash down facilities. All horses are monitored before, during and after racing by vets from the world renowned Royal Dick Vet teaching hospital just outside Edinburgh, with dedicated vet nurses to help. If any horse is injured and needs to be assessed further they are taken to the brand new, state of the art, Equine Hospital 20 minutes away. (www.ed.ac.uk/vet)
For every race meeting, Musselburgh racecourse’s permanent veterinary boxes are supplemented with a lightweight portable X-ray machine that can be used at the treating veterinary surgeon’s discretion to assist a swift diagnosis before treatment on site or movement to any nearby equine hospitals.
We understand how important it is that stable staff and horses who stay overnight are comfortable and safe. Our stable manager, Brian Melrose provides overnight supervision of all horses. He ensures their horses sleep well, on deep shavings or paper beds. Stable staff, who travel with their horses, are provided free accommodation in our local award winning Premier Inn.
We are passionate about providing a 5 star service to everyone, this includes the racehorses. After all, without them, we would not be able to stage this fantastic day of sport