Musselburgh Tips and Racecourse Guide

One of five racecourses in Scotland, Musselburgh is based just 6 miles outside Edinburgh and features both flat and jumps racing, staging over 25 fixtures each year.

The course has seen substantial investment in the past couple of decades and is an excellent place to visit, as well as offering some highly competitive racing action throughout the year.

Their biggest flat race of the year is the Listed Maggie Dickson Stakes in June, while over jumps the Edinburgh National and Scottish County Hurdle, both of which take place in February, are the highlights of the season.


Musselburgh Tips

UK Racing Tips – 02/03

It’s fair to say chasing hasn’t yet proved to be the making of Sambezi, but he returns to hurdles off a fair mark and is worth supporting at Musselburgh today (4.05pm).

He ran well for a long way at Leicester on his second start back from a break in December, just not seeing out the 2m4.5f trip, and the switch back to the larger obstacles hasn’t worked, as he made a race-ending mistake early on at Fakenham last time.

A bumper winner back in October 2020, his hurdles form of last season reads well, finishing a good second at Sedgefield (third won next two) before scoring at Fontwell Park.

This is a long trip for one runner from a small yard, and it’s interesting Gavin Sheehan is making the journey up to Scotland as well.  Oliver Signy has had three seconds from his last four runners, so the team are running well.  Hopefully Sambezi can give them a deserved winner today.

RECOMMENDED BET: 4.05pm Musselburgh – Sambezi win @ 9-1 (various)

Musselburgh Top Trainers (2021)


1.  Tim Easterby 10 winners (19%)

2. Kevin Ryan 7 winners (20%)

3. R Mike Smith 7 winners (18%)

4. Richard Fahey 7 winners (10%)

5. Jim Goldie 6 winners (8%)


JUMPS (2020/21)

1.  Nick Alexander 7 winners (17%)

2.  Lucinda Russell 6 winners (16%)

3.  Nicky Richards 6 winners (15%)

4.  Sandy Thompson 5 winners (18%)

5.  Rose Dobbin 4 winners (21%)

Musselburgh Top Jockeys (2021)


1.  Kevin Stott 12 winners (20%)

2.  Paddy Mathers 10 winners (19%)

3.  Joe Fanning 8 winners (13%)

4.  David Allan 7 winners (19%)

5.  Paul Mulrennan 7 winners (11%)


JUMPS (2020/21)

1.  Derek Fox 7 winners (29%)

2.  Brian Hughes 6 winners (11%)

3.  Danny McMenamin 5 winners (24%)

4.  Conor O’Farrell 5 winners (17%)

5.  Ryan Mania 4 winners (13%)


How to get there


A taxi from Wallyford Station takes under 10 minutes and costs around £7-10.  


There is also a courtesy bus from Wallyford station on racedays.  There are also numerous bus services from Edinburgh city centre (6 miles away).


Edinburgh Airport is 40 minutes away (20 miles).  A taxi costs around £35.

Musselburgh Top Races


Listed Maggie Dickson Stakes


Edinburgh National Chase

Scottish County Hurdle

Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial

Musselburgh Map

Musselburgh Tips Archives

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Today’s UK Racing Tips – 26/03/21

Today’s UK Racing Tips – 26/03/21

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