They have still been unable to advise the staff, who they met on Monday, what legal right they have to declare the staff will no longer be employed by MJRC
but will become council employees.
The racecourse is jointly run by three members of the Lothian Racing Syndicate along with four council members, comprising the MJRC.
He issued the following statement: "The MJRC has responded to the BHA timeously and is continuing to engage with the BHA to progress matters positively and constructively.
The MJRC is determined to secure the future of racing at Musselburgh.
However, these would not be drawn from the Lothian Racing Syndicate, which has until now provided the necessary racing expertise to the MJRC
's new chairman Councillor Willie Innes said: "The MJRC
has responded to the BHA timeously and is continuing to engage with the BHA to progress matters positively and constructively.
That licence was initially not renewed after the MJRC
failed to meet a BHA deadline for agreeing to an independent governance review.
John Prideaux, one of the LRS's three members on the MJRC, added: "The Lothian Racing Syndicate made clear from the outset we support the BHA requirement to hold a governance review and welcome the BHA's insistence the review be wholly independent and not simply commissioned by East Lothian Council, as Councillor Innes wanted.
We are committed to working with other MJRC members to ensure the best possible outcome for hard-working racecourse staff and the racegoers, trainers and owners who have supported Musselburgh over the years.
East lothian council leader Willie innes, one of four councillors on the seven-seat MJRC and chairman of the course, has said he will convene a meeting to consider the ultimatum next tuesday - five days after the deadline, almost certainly meaning the loss of the July 14 fixture.
innes stressed he was acting "to secure the future of racing at Musselburgh" and said in a statement: "Since the last meeting of the MJRC, the BHA has proposed a conditional, temporary VVCONTINUES page 4
The report added that independent councillor Caldwell would not accept personal responsibility for what had happened, adding: "Unless this changes there is unlikely to be any significant improvement in how the MJRC
operates, so you will be caught in a descending spiral of ineffectiveness.