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Musselburgh betting tips page with all the racecourse facts to assist you with your tipping and Musselburgh betting. If you want to be on the right side of your wagers check out all the stats and facts below. There will be informative Musselburgh horse racing tips from OLBG members with plenty of helpful advice that will assist all punters, whether you are a novice or an expert. For today's racing tips from all courses please head to the main page for horse racing tips.

  • Tips From The Racecourse for Musselburgh

    Musselburgh is Edinburgh’s race track being situated a couple of miles outside the city. 

    The course offers both Flat and National Hunt racing throughout the year, flat racing accounts for nearly double the number of races compared to National Hunt. 

    Highlights: Over jumps, the big race at Musselburgh is the listed Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial run in early February. Many good hurdlers go on to run at Cheltenham or Aintree from this race.

    On the flat, there are 3 Class 3 races as well as the prestigious Edinburgh Castle Stakes over 5 furlongs.

    TV Channel: Racing TV

    Bookmaker Streaming Services Available from: Ladbrokes, William Hill.

    If you are visiting Musselburgh races today then why not download the OLBG app to keep up to date with all the latest Musselburgh tips at the track.

    * All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Musselburgh

    Musselburgh Outright Favourite Statistics

    • Flat Handicaps: 123-397 (31%) -4.17
    • Flat Non-Handicaps: 28-71 (39%) -15.44
    • Handicap Chases: 36-104 (35%) -8.76
    • Handicap Hurdles: 37-115 (32%) -8.28
    • Non-Handicap Chases: 10-16 (63%) +1.70
    • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 32-71 (45%) -11.57
  • Musselburgh Racecourse Map

    Flat Course - Right handed sharp track, flat and suits a nippy style of horse whereas bigger horses can struggle on the tight turns.

    National Hunt Course - Flat course with sharp bends measuring one mile and a quarter in total. Each circuit encompasses eight fences or six hurdles.

    Tends to suit horses who race up with the pace and a difficult course to win from behind on.


    Musselburgh Racecourse Address: Musselburgh Racecourse, Linkfiled Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7RG

    Musselburgh Racecourse Telephone: +44 (0) 131 665 2859

    View the fixture list for the racing at Musselburgh and see what packages may suit you and your race-going friends.

    To buy tickets for a race day at Musselburgh, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.


    Musselburgh Flat Racecourse Map
    Musselburgh Flat Racecourse Map
    Musselburgh National Hunt Racecourse Map
    Musselburgh National Hunt Racecourse Map
  • Musselburgh Draw Bias

    Backing stall 4 at Musselburgh over a trip of 7f is the most profitable stall and trip combination at Musselburgh returning an LSP of +50.06 over the last five years. The stall with the worst loss at Musselburgh in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 1 over a trip of 5f, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a loss of -78.83.

    Here we have the draw bias for Musselburgh taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

    • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
    • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
    • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

    The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

  • Musselburgh Jockey and Trainer Statistics (Flat)

    Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Musselburgh?

    Following R A Fahey would have returned a profit here at Musselburgh with an LSP of +46.40 and their forty-two winners have them at the head of the profitable trainers' list. Keith Dalgleish does lead the trainers' list overall with sixty winners but shows an overall loss. When looking at trainers and looking for some eachway value at Musselburgh then the trainer who shows the best eachway profit is R C Guest, that LSP is +22.00 which has been accumulated by a total of thirteen placings which includes six winners. With an LSP of -107.20 at Musselburgh, Keith Dalgleish heads the list for worst trainers at this course, which is a result of sixty winners from four hundred eighty runners which is a strike rate of 13%.

    Joe Fanning is the leading jockey here at Musselburgh with fifty winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their rides whilst following Paul Hanagan would have returned the most winners (twenty-two) from a profitable jockey. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Musselburgh and that would be S H James who shows the best eachway LSP which is +9.44 thanks to their thirty placings (sixteen winners). The jockey with the worst record at Musselburgh based on LSP is Phil Dennis who has only a 6% strike rate with seven winners from one hundred seventeen rides which have returned an LSP of -81.67.

    Musselburgh Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Musselburgh for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 6-13 (46%) +17.50 - Backing S H James rides when on horses aged 4yo
    • 8-19 (42%) +17.48 - Backing Daniel Tudhope rides when on horses aged 2yo
    • 5-9 (56%) +16.23 - Backing Daniel Tudhope rides when in a Novices race
    • 5-7 (71%) +11.49 - Backing Archie Watson runners when horses are aged 2yo

    Musselburgh Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Musselburgh based on the number of winners:

    • 21 Wins: M Johnston & Joe Fanning
    • 16 Wins: Keith Dalgleish & Joe Fanning
    • 16 Wins: R A Fahey & Paul Hanagan
    • 12 Wins: Keith Dalgleish & Callum Rodriguez
    • 11 Wins: T D Easterby & David Allan

    Musselburgh Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    R A Fahey 223-42-88 +46.40 +13.37
    I Jardine 241-35-72 +1.54 -16.49
    Archie Watson 24-11-13 +23.20 +10.98
    Grant Tuer 41-10-22 +17.33 +19.78
    J Ryan 46-7-12 +14.13 -1.74
    Rebecca Menzies 32-7-12 +16.00 +3.45
    R C Guest 37-6-13 +24.00 +22.00
    E J Alston 24-6-8 +17.41 +5.54
    T D Barron 35-5-11 +1.56 -2.54
    Miss Katie Scott 29-5-10 +5.25 -0.54

    Musselburgh Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Paul Hanagan 121-22-48 +7.79 -7.47
    B A Curtis 97-17-34 +0.08 -8.32
    S A Gray 128-16-37 +28.38 -3.33
    S H James 73-16-30 +20.49 +9.44
    P J McDonald 59-11-26 +10.39 +4.20
    Harrison Shaw 72-10-22 +0.24 -1.71
    Connor Murtagh 65-9-21 +1.63 -4.13
    Clifford Lee 39-9-15 +3.63 -1.81
    Lewis Edmunds 23-3-7 +4.50 +5.40
    Ali Rawlinson 14-3-5 +19.00 +9.30
  • Musselburgh Jockey and Trainer Statistics (NH)

    Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Musselburgh?

    Focusing only on trainers who show a profit when backing all of their runners, top of the pile at Musselburgh for the number of winners is D McCain Jnr who has produced a total of thirty-seven winners in return for an LSP of +40.39. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which trainer is best to follow at Musselburgh and that would be D McCain Jnr who shows the best eachway LSP which is +26.74 thanks to their seventy-five placings (thirty-seven winners). The trainer with the worst record at Musselburgh based on LSP is I Jardine who has only a 7% strike rate with ten winners from one hundred thirty-seven runners who have returned an LSP of -80.42.

    With a total number of sixty-four winners at Musselburgh, Brian Hughes leads the way for winners from jockeys who have shown a profit (+5.88) for all of their rides at Musselburgh. If you are looking for a jockey to follow in the eachway market then it is Sean Quinlan who leads the way at Musselburgh, they have had a total of thirty-two placings which includes fourteen winners over the previous five years for an eachway LSP of +19.11. At the other end of the spectrum is Ross Chapman who has a terrible record at Musselburgh, of all the jockeys their LSP of -70.30 is the worse, they have a 5% strike rate with four winners from eighty-two rides.

    Musselburgh Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Musselburgh for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 8-16 (50%) +23.07 - Backing P F Nicholls runners when in a Handicap Hurdle race
    • 11-22 (50%) +20.61 - Backing Brian Hughes rides when in a NH Flat race
    • 9-21 (43%) +16.67 - Backing Brian Hughes rides when on horses aged 9yo
    • 6-14 (43%) +15.17 - Backing Brian Hughes rides when over a trip of 2m3½f
    • 9-18 (50%) +12.53 - Backing P F Nicholls runners when horses are aged 6yo

    Musselburgh Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Musselburgh based on the number of winners:

    • 22 Wins: D McCain Jnr & Brian Hughes
    • 17 Wins: Keith Dalgleish & Brian Hughes
    • 13 Wins: Miss Lucinda V Russell & Derek R Fox
    • 9 Wins: Miss Lucinda V Russell & Blair Campbell
    • 9 Wins: P F Nicholls & Harry Cobden

    Musselburgh Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    D McCain Jnr 159-37-75 +40.39 +26.74
    P F Nicholls 49-21-29 +19.78 +7.44
    Olly Murphy 14-6-8 +4.08 +3.94
    C E Longsdon 18-5-10 +11.24 +8.51
    K A Ryan 8-4-6 +8.31 +4.86
    Graeme P McPherson 8-4-4 +2.83 +2.72
    M A Barnes 31-3-7 +19.00 +9.35
    Miss Laura Morgan 12-3-5 +22.00 +17.80
    M J Scudamore 12-3-4 +15.00 +9.03
    B M R Haslam 12-3-5 +7.50 +3.95

    Musselburgh Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    Brian Hughes 263-64-131 +5.88 +2.58
    Sean Quinlan 105-14-32 +49.58 +19.11
    Harry Cobden 19-10-13 +13.71 +7.42
    W T Kennedy 39-9-17 +28.75 +16.78
    Rachael McDonald 40-8-15 +2.18 -2.58
    A P Heskin 25-7-14 +3.68 +5.70
    Ryan D Day 37-6-13 +24.00 +10.54
    Alan Johns 24-6-10 +6.33 +1.19
    Daryl Jacob 14-6-10 +8.38 +6.52
    Jamie Hamilton 54-5-12 +8.00 -2.79

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