Media release: Musselburgh flat out to record improved performance

MUSSELBURGH Racecourse has performed well during the 2010 flat season, according to attendance and income figures.

Over 18 meetings, one more than last year, the East Lothian course increased attendance by 3,519 (+7.8 per cent) to 47,131, while the average attendance rose by 2.1 per cent to 2,618.

Income from admissions jumped 10.7 per cent to £539,232, while sponsorship income rose by an impressive 13.9 per cent to £148,000 and corporate hospitality revenue increased by 20.9 per cent to £277,615.

Mr Farnsworth said: “Trading conditions for all racecourses have been incredibly tough over the last year so our figures are all the more encouraging, albeit we had an extra meeting this year.

“The improved figures are a direct result of the investment we continue to make in improving the facilities and quality of racing at Musselburgh and from constantly finding new ways to encourage more people to enjoy horseracing.”

Musselburgh’s nine fixture National Hunt season is launched on Friday November 19.


Notes for editors 

Gates open on Friday November 19 at 10.45am and first race is at 12.25pm



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