Media Release: Musselburgh in running for Racecourse of the Year title


MUSSELBURGH Racecourse is in the running for a prestigious Racecourse of the Year Award.

The East Lothian track has been nominated for the coveted prize in the Betview Awards, which recognises outstanding achievement across the UK and Irish betting trade.

Industry magazine, Betview, said it received a large number of high quality entries and the winner will be honoured at a gala event in London in May.

Bet view editor, Justin O’Regan, said: “The awards reward the ingenuity, innovation and hard work which is going on across the UK and Republic of Ireland betting and gaming industries.

“Musselburgh Racecourse has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Racecourse of the Year’ category which is presented to the racecourse which provides the best experience for the betting and racing public.

“We have been delighted with the quality and quantity of nominations received for the Betview Awards 2012 and our finalists should be proud that their contributions to one of the most innovative and dynamic industries in the leisure sector has been recognised.”

Musselburgh Racecourse general manager, Bill Farnsworth, said: “The continual programme of improving and fine tuning all our operations at Musselburgh, and giving genuine value for money to racegoers, is paying off with nominations such as this one.

“It’s always nice to be recognised by your peers and while we are up against some quality entries, Musselburgh punches well above its weight in terms of the quality of the race day experience we provide throughout the flat and jumps seasons.”

The nomination follows another Musselburgh success when the course picked up an award for Operational Excellence in the Racecourse Association Showcase Awards.

The only Scottish racecourse with a VisitScotland five-star visitor attraction status, Musselburgh was praised for its operational performance and for delivering exceptional customer service.


Note to editors:


Musselburgh Racecourse’s Facebook page can be found at

Twitter: @musselburghrace

Betview was launched in October 2007 as a monthly business to business magazine for the betting industry.

Betview magazine is delivered free to over 9,000 betting premises, group head offices, gaming providers, decision makers and influencers in the betting industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland.


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

MEDIA RELEASE posted by Sure PR. You too can post media releases (aka press releases) on For more information, email here.

Contact: Stephen Rafferty
Phone: +44(0)7980 598764