FIRST-FOOTERS at Musselburgh Racecourse are being urged to snap up a ticket ahead of the Tote New Year’s Day Meeting.

Tickets are selling fast, with the possibility of a 6,000 sell-out crowd.

The East Lothian track is pulling out all the stops to make Monday a day to remember with a Golden Ticket hunt featuring 24 top prizes, a best-dressed dog contest and six jumps races with prize money of more than £100,000.

The event also invites New Year’s Day revellers to dress to impress and participate in the inaugural Style Awards hosted in partnership with Tiger Lily Boutique.

The New Year’s Day fixture is one of the most prestigious in Musselburgh’s jumps calendar, attracting top horses, jockeys, and trainers alike, and boasting huge prize money to match.

At £40,000, the most valuable race on the card is the ‘Auld Reekie’ Handicap Chase.

‘First Footer’ bus services – to be booked in advance – will ferry racegoers to and from the racecourse, leaving from Dunbar, Haddington, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Galashiels, Gorebridge, and Edinburgh.

Additionally, attendees can experience the Highland Fling Marquee, with ceilidh band Kilter performing.

Racegoers can enjoy a selection of street food, including offerings from Bonnie Burrito, Cheese on Coast, and special boozy hot chocolates.

Gates open at 10.30am, the first race is at 12.35pm and the last race at 3.30pm.

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