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Musselburgh Racecourse and the Racecourse Association’s Showcase Awards

EDM (Early Day Motion) 133: tabled on 30 November 2023

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Musselburgh Racecourse on being crowned overall Champion Racecourse at the Racecourse Association's (RCA) Showcase Awards, as well as winning the Marketing, Food and Beverage and Racing Post Readers’ Awards; understands that The Champion accolade is the highest honour bestowed and means Musselburgh joins a very select list of British racecourses and will also have the opportunity to welcome the sport to their home next year as the RCA host the event in East Lothian; commends Musselburgh’s continued drive for excellence in food and beverage in the Pinkie’s Deli, a Taste of Scotland’s Larder initiative, and a move to more a locally-sourced and evidence-based menu which was a resounding success with racegoers, with the racecourse seen as best in class throughout British racing for its fantastic food and drink offerings; notes that the Racing Post Readers’ Award asked the racing public to nominate their favourite racecourse based on race day experience, customer service and value for money, and that Musselburgh scored the highest average across these metrics and polled almost 20 per cent of the overall votes; acknowledges that as a highly successful one-off event in 2019, the Corgi Derby returned to Musselburgh and was integral to a campaign which won the Marketing category; and wishes everyone involved the very best of luck with future events.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.