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History of Horse Racing at Musselburgh Racecourse

By at September 11, 2015 | 1:38 pm | 0 Comment

Edinburgh horse racing

The first recorded horse racing at Edinburgh took place under the Royal Caledonian Hunt in 1777. Racing is recorded on the sands at Leith between 1789 and 1816, although some did take place at Musselburgh during that period. Regular meetings resumed in 1816 and have continued for the next two centuries. Edinburgh Racecourse became known as Musselburgh in the

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