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 Horse Racing Tips Today – 17/08
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*This selection is now a non-runner*
This is a weak enough restricted maiden, and at a big price it is worth backing Elshaameq.
The Kevin Frost-trained three year old was sold unraced out of the Shadwell dispersal last autumn. He was beaten 16L on debut, but that came in one of the best three-year-old maidens of the season at Doncaster in June. Slowest away, he was given a considerate introduction, but showed a bit of ability.
These are considerably calmer waters and with the Frost team in such good nick, the 12-1 on offer looks big.
2.05pm Musselburgh – Elshaameq win @ 12-1 (most firms, 14-1 with Skybet)
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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%)
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%)
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
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