Those of you familiar with Tartan Ted will know he is one of the cutest members of our team and available in over 500 tartans. When Musselburgh Racecourse approached us to join them for a touch of tartan on New Year’s Day we knew he would love to go along.
For those of you not familiar with Musselburgh Racecourse, this 5-star visitor attraction just 6 miles from Edinburgh city centre is a great day out whatever the time of year.New Year’s day is a very special day and features not only horse racing but also hosts one of the most historic athletic events in the world, the New Year Sprint. This will be the 149th time this race has been run, held annually in Scotland on or around New Year’s Day since 1870. The prize money is £4000, the race is over 110m and the athletes are both amateur and professional with a handicap starting system, so no excuses this is a race you could enter next year whatever your age, sex or ability. Cameron Tindle was only 16 when he won in 2015 and Greg Kelly of East Kilbride AC was last year’s winner.
Back to the horses though the race names surely don’t come much better than the Hogmaneigh Hurdle? There will be mulled cider and carvery for those in need of refreshment. Find out more and book your tickets on the Musselburgh Racecourse website.The theme of the day is a touch of tartan and welook forward to judging the best turned out with the lucky winners receiving their own Musselburgh tartan teddy named Hector and 2 tickets to the Scottish Spring Cup Raceday in June.
Musselburgh tartan ties are available in the 10 Queensferry Street shop and all sorts of other tartan brooches, scarves and accessories to make your tartan attire the finest on the course.