new year sprint

Horse Racing

Musselburgh Racecourse, featuring the 151st New Year Sprint

🏇 What better way to bring in the New Year than an afternoon out at Musselburgh Racecourse.  The Betway New Year’s Day Race Meeting promises top quality jump racing alongside one of the most historic athletic events in the world, the New Year Sprint.  Advance tickets with an early bird discount are on sale.

Last year a bumper crowd enjoyed a great day of sporting action and this year promises to be no different.  Horse racing meets athletics with the annual inclusion of the most historic athletic events in the world, The New Year Sprint.

The horse racing starts at 12.30pm and promises an exciting day of top quality jump racing including the feature race, the £40,000 Hogmaneigh Hurdle, part of a card which has a total of £120,000 in prize money at stake.

The athletics action includes the semi-finals and final of the 151st New Year Sprint, a 110 metres handicap, taking place on the outer horse racing circuit used for flat racing, in front of the Queen’s Stand.  With a prize of £4,000 awaiting this year’s winner competition is guaranteed to be fierce.  The main New Year Sprint race will be supported by a series of open races from 90 metres up to 1600 metres and youth races from 60 metres to 800 metres.

🗝️ Gates open: 10.30am

🏇 First race: 12.30pm

🏇 Last race: 3.25pm

🎟️ Tickets in advance available to book online via the Get Tickets’ link.  Online bookings can be made up until midnight on the day prior to the raceday.  A discount applies to adult tickets purchased in advance.

🎟️ Tickets on the day subject to availability* priced: Adults £35/U18s free when accompanied by an adult.  *A sell-out in advance is possible, checking the Musselburgh Racecourse Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Musselburgh Racecourse is located 6 miles to the east of Edinburgh city centre and serviced by excellent public transport links.  All access routes are well signposted. Musselburgh Racecourse is to the eastern side of Musselburgh and less than 1 mile from the A1 and less than 2 miles from the A720 Edinburgh City ByPass.

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