Market Rasen Racecourse

Market Rasen Racecourse

From 1828 up until 1924, horse racing had taken place on numerous sites on the outskirts of the town of Market Rasen. It was in 1924 that Market Rasen racecourse found a permanent home on Willingham Road. Sufficient funds to buy 50 acres of land, were raised by four local gentlemen. A further 50 acres were rented for race days, which were eventually bought outright by the race company.
From 1945 up until his death in 1971, the course was run by Victor Lucas Victor planned the layout of the course, including the paddock, weighing rooms, and even the stands, which in the main is still in place up to this day. The course was sold in 196, to the Racecourse Holding Trust. The company is now known as, Jockey Club Racecourses, which is one of fifteen in the group
Although national hunt racing is seen mostly as a winter sport, Market Rasen is one of the very few year-round racecourses and is very popular with families because of its summer jumping schedule. Major races taking place include, ‘The Summer Handicap Hurdle’ and the ‘Summer Plate,’ which take place in July. Then later on in September, ‘The Prelude Handicap Hurdle,’ and The Prelude Handicap Chase.
Dress code is dependant on whether you choose the county enclosure or the tattersalls and lawn enclosure. Ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to dress smartly in the county enclosure, which is the premium enclosure, There is no restriction on wearing jeans, but do make sure they are dark denim and no rips. The tattersalls enclosure is more for the casual dresser, including shorts and cropped jeans. Fancy dress is permitted.
Good wheelchair access and disabled facilities, ample free parking in the public car parks. It’s advisable to buy tickets in advance either by phone or online.

Where is Market Rasen Racecourse?

The course resides on Legsy Road, in the town of Market Rasen., Situated in the county of Lincolnshire, part of which is in the Yorkshire and Humber region of England, Although the majority of the county is in the East Midlands.
Easy access via the M1, A1, and A46, the racecourse is well signposted on the east side of Market Rasen alongside the A631. Major cities close to Market Rasen include Kingston Upon Hull, which is 24 miles away, Nottingham 45 miles, and Sheffield 46 miles. Traveling from London will entail a journey of 129 miles, and from Birmingham, a shorter route of 90 miles.,The town has its train station and is just one mile from the racecourse.

What is the Highest Attendance at Market Rasen Racecourse?

The summer of 2015 saw Market Rasen’s highest modern-day attendance, over 14,000 were there, the largest crowd since world war 2. ‘An evening at the races’ saw Market Rasen host a concert by Sir Tom Jones, which followed six national hunt races.,
Helped by a crowd of 9023 on boxing day of the same year, saw Market Rasen record it’s highest average attendance for 13 years. Over 80,000 punters visited the Lincolnshire venue. Which meant it was the highest aggregate attendance since 2002. This was 27% higher than the average annual gathering over the last ten years.

How Do I Bet on Horses at Market Rasen?

Placing a bet at the races adds to the enjoyment, and couldn’t be easier. With online odds betting sites widely available, placing a bet is quick and straightforward. Online odds betting sites offer a vast amount of different bets. Betting on jockeys, trainers, favorites, 2nd favorites, forecasts, and reverse forecasts, are just a few of the many bets available.
Or if you choose to bet at the course itself, there are three primary ways of doing this… Firstly you can use one of the on-course bookmakers in the betting rings, or you could use one of the on-site betting shops or test your luck on the tote.
There are two main types of bet. A straight win bet, and an each-way bet. A win bet, of course, means the horse must win, whereas each way is effectively two bets, one for your horse to win, the other for it to place. So a £10.00 each way bet would cost you £20.00., where a £10.00 win bet would cost you £10.00.

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