Situated on the coast, 7 miles east of Edinburgh, Musselburgh is a dual purpose course.

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Course Characteristics:

It’s a flat, right handed (clockwise) circuit, 1¼ miles in length, with a small chute off the home straight for 5 furlong races.

The course is generally flat with some minor undulations. Despite a long run-in of around four furlongs the course does not suit long striding horses as the turns are very tight.

Draw Advantage: In large field sprint races high drawn runners can have the advantage especially when the stalls are on the stands side, whilst in races starting in the back straight, those drawn low have a slight advantage, more pronounced over seven furlongs. (was the opposite way round prior to the 2011 season when the stall numbering system changed)

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Admission (2013 prices)

Musselburgh operates a single enclosure policy costing £16 (£20 weekends) and £25 on Ladies Day.

Annual membership: from £180

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Situated on the outskirts of the town on the A720 the approach is well sign-posted. An active breeding colony of yellow cones prevents any parking on nearby streets, effectively forcing patrons to use the official car park.

Ease of public transport access: Good (Rail to Wallyford station then courtesy bus)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: good

Last Reviewed: January 2012

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Telephone: 0131 665 2859       

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