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Musselburgh Racecourse marks the resumption of UK racing after the outbreak of equine flu with free entry for all racegoers at tomorrow’s 13 February meeting.

The East Lothian course, along with Plumpton, Kempton and Southwell, got the green light to race from the British Horseracing Authority who lifted a six day ban on all racing following the outbreak.

Musselburgh Racecourse general manager, Bill Farnsworth, said: “Due to weather related issues and the flu situation we have not raced for more than a month, so we are glad to get back to business. Free entry for all will be a welcome incentive to our regular racegoers and we appreciate their support and that of the owners and trainers over this period.”

Racing gets underway at 2.20pm with the Betway Mares’ Maiden Hurdle, the first of six races and gates open at noon.

Free courtesy coaches in association with Lothian Coaches will take racegoers from Newcraighall and Wallyford rail stations to the racecourse and return.

For further information please visit www.musselburgh-racecourse.co.uk