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Musselburgh Racecourse is set to add an exciting new fixture to the coming season with the inaugural Easter Saturday raceday on 15 April 2017. Racing enthusiasts and those in search of a great day out over the holiday weekend, will enjoy an Easter spectacular of first-class racing.  The event will include the debut of the £100,000 Queen’s Cup; an exhilarating new flat race that has been given royal approval by Her Majesty following her visit to Musselburgh Racecourse during its bicentenary celebrations.

A true racing aficionado in her own right with a proud history, The Queen has a longstanding relationship with Musselburgh Racecourse, visiting many times over the years. Having opened the Queen’s Stand back in 1995, Her Majesty returned last year on the racecourse’s 200th anniversary to present the specially commissioned Bi-Centenary Cup and discuss plans for the newly appointed Queen’s Cup with Musselburgh Racecourse chief executive Bill Farnsworth.

Adding a touch of sporting royalty to the raceday proceedings, Judy Murray will be in attendance to enjoy the first ever Easter Saturday fixture and present the Queen’s Cup.

Early Bird tickets are on sale until 31 March 2017, offering a £10 saving on adult tickets (raceday price £30), with children under 17 admitted free. For those looking to make an occasion of it, Musselburgh Racecourse has an array of exclusive packages available including the chic Pommery Pop Package (£42), the Gourmet Pie and Pint for hungry racegoers or the Hen and Stag package for a send-off in style.

For more information on available packages and to book Advance Tickets for £20 visit the Musselburgh Racecourse website.