Musselburgh Jumps Into Action As National Hunt Season Starts

Musselburgh Racecourse kicks off its National Hunt season on Sunday (Nov 22) with the first of 10 jumps meetings between now and February. 

The £53,000 Thrills and Spills Raceday features a £12,000 handicap hurdle over two miles and a £12,000 handicap chase over 2 mile four furlongs.

 With £440,000 in prize money on offer over the winter jumps season at Musselburgh, the seasonal highlights include the New Year Sprint Race Day on December 29 and the John Smith’s Scottish Cheltenham Trials on February 7. 

Over the festive period Musselburgh is also racing on Monday December 21 (Christmas Lunch Raceday) and on January 1 with the New Year Race Day. 

Musselburgh Racecourse commercial manager, Sarah Montgomery, said: “Jumps racing brings a real buzz to Musselburgh and we are looking forward to putting on a season of high quality meetings combined with first class hospitality. 

“We have had a short break since the end of the flat season, the course is in great condition for National Hunt racing, and we expect a decent crowd on Sunday to set the tone for the rest of the season.” 

The first of seven races on Sunday is off at 12.15pm. Gates open at 10.30am and online discounts and free child tickets are available. For more information visit 


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Issued on behalf of Musselburgh Racecourse by Sure Public Relations. For further information please contact Stephen Rafferty on +44 (0)7980 598764 or email



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