Enjoy a day out at the races


Musselburgh Racecourse is looking forward to a hat-trick of race days to celebrate summer.  

As well as great racing, spectators will be able to enjoy live music, DJs, indulge in delicious fresh street food and enjoy a range of local beers and ciders.  

Meetings are family-friendly with a party atmosphere and suited to all ages.  

Visitors can bring along a picnic and there are family activities over the summer events including a free funfair and face-painting. 

This Saturday is the Edinburgh Gin Raceday, there is the Platinum Jubilee weekend (4-5 June) or get glammed up to the nines for Scotland’s most prestigious five-star Ladies Day (5 August). 

The summer programme begins on Saturday the return of The Edinburgh Gin Raceday featuring The Edinburgh Cup.


In addition to high-quality racing, there will be plenty of opportunities to party and enjoy some great food and drink: catch live music from local bands on the courtyard stage; sip botanical-inspired cocktails from the Edinburgh Gin Tipple Trailer and savour dishes from some of Scotland’s finest street food vendors.  

The Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June will honour the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.  

Offering a fabulous weekend of celebrations for everyone, from racing enthusiasts to families, groups of friends and couples, it begins on Saturday 4th June with the £50,000 Inch’s Cider Scottish Sprint Cup Raceday.  

Then the Skybet Sunday Series Raceday, featuring the Queen of Scots Fillies Stakes and the Jubilee Family Fair, follows on 5th June.

As well as racing, spectators will be able to enjoy live music, indulge in delicious fresh street food and enjoy a range of local beers and ciders. The Funkwagen DJ will also be there to get the party started.  

With a real family feel and party atmosphere, the event is suited to all ages and visitors are encouraged to bring along a picnic and join in the street-party extravaganza.  

The day is also packed with family activities including a free funfair and face-painting, plus prizes for the best dressed Prince and Princess.  

Glad rags will be the order of the day later in the summer when the course welcomes the glamour of Stobo Castle Ladies Day on 5th August 5. This meeting has traditionally been held on a Saturday but will now take place on Friday.  

An annual sell-out, for more than a decade, it has been Scotland’s premier five-star Ladies Day and one of the country’s biggest fashion extravaganzas.  

Showcasing all the top racing action alongside dazzling fashion parades, there is an after-race party with celebrity DJs, some fantastic food and drink, live entertainment and great fashion prizes. 

Packages include a day at the beautifully decorated Picnic Pavilion marquee. Located alongside the running rail, it is in prime position for viewing the action and has its own dedicated bar, betting facilities and private washrooms.



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