Market Rasen Course Guide

Market Rasen stage National Hunt meetings all year round with a strong emphasis on summer jumping. Two of its seasonal highlights, the Listed Summer Plate and the Summer Hurdle, both take place during the same Saturday meeting in mid-July.

Run over two and a half miles, the Summer Plate is the richest race run at the course and one of the highlights of the summer jumping season. The 2008 renewal went to the Peter Bowen-trained Snoopy Loopy, who that autumn won the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock Park.

Jumps Racing

Market Rasen Jumps RacingTimeform

Right handed, sharp with minor undulations. Generally favours nippy types (though the ground can get testing), plenty of races being won by those who quicken best on the run to the first obstacle in the home straight. Fairly easy fences, with the third last catching out fewer in recent seasons than used to be the case.

Not many courses put such a premium on the ability to travel through a race as Market Rasen. Even though it’s relatively flat, it’s a hard place to make up a lot of ground. You can turn into the straight thinking you’ve loads of time to make a challenge but, if others quicken away from you at that point, you struggle to get back to them. If you kick from the turn in, though, it’s a fair way home and you almost look up with a furlong left and ask yourself ‘am I not there yet’. The home straight really is l-o-n-g.

View from the saddle: Mick FitzgeraldMick Fitzgerald

Current Going

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Current Weather

Forecast: Light sleet shower

Temperature: 2.6° - 6.0°

Rainfall: 3.61cm

Wind: 15.3mph SW

Last Update: 17/01/2018 17:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: -0.4° - 5.2°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 11.9mph W

Last Update: 17/01/2018 17:00

Upcoming Races


12:30 Premier League Betting At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 2f 140y)
Light green, dark blue epaulets (Ashley, Carr, Duncan, Ives)
  • Winner: Ballinslea Bridge
  • Jockey: Fergus Gregory
  • Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Ashley, Carr, Duncan, Ives

13:00 Download The App At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 16y)
Dark green and royal blue diamonds, dark green sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap (Mr D Johnston)
  • Winner: Itsnonofurbusiness
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Mr D Johnston

13:30 Australian Open Tennis At 188Bet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 2f 140y)
Black, red star, halved sleeves and star on cap (Larkhills Racing Partnership)
  • Winner: Cabernet D'alene
  • Jockey: Lizzie Kelly
  • Trainer: Nick Williams
  • Owner: Larkhills Racing Partnership

14:05 Weatherbys Racing Bank Graduation Chase

(Class 2) (2m 5f 89y)
Maroon and yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, yellow cap (John White & Anne Underhill)
  • Winner: Le Rocher
  • Jockey: T Scudamore
  • Trainer: Nick Williams
  • Owner: John White & Anne Underhill

14:40 188Bet Alan Swinbank Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed)

(Class 1) (2m 148y)
Dark green, black chevron, white cap (Mr Paul G Jacobs)
  • Winner: Dissavril
  • Jockey: G Sheehan
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Owner: Mr Paul G Jacobs

15:10 188Bet Casino Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 5f 89y)
Maroon, mauve striped sleeves (Thoroughbred Ladies 1)
  • Winner: Until Winning
  • Jockey: Mr N George
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Owner: Thoroughbred Ladies 1

15:45 In Play Betting At 188Bet Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 7f 191y)
Gold, blue and gold quartered cap (Mr I K Johnson)
  • Winner: The Last Bridge
  • Jockey: Charlie Deutsch
  • Trainer: Mrs S M Johnson
  • Owner: Mr I K Johnson

Address & Contact

Market Rasen Racecourse
Legsby Road
Market Rasen
01673 843434

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