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

  • Good to Firm

Current Weather

Forecast: Sunny

Temperature: 8.9° - 20.1°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 7.2mph NE

Last Update: 22/06/2018 12:00

Forecast: Sunny spells

Temperature: 9.6° - 20.1°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 8.6mph N

Last Update: 22/06/2018 12:00

Upcoming Races


13:40 P&O Ferries Juvenile Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 148y)
Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap (The Megsons)
  • Winner: Boko Fittleworth
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville
  • Trainer: Ben Pauling
  • Owner: The Megsons

14:10 Inter Terminals 'Flying The Flag' Mares' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 148y)
Dark blue, light blue disc, light blue and dark blue halved sleeves, royal blue and light blue quartered cap (Mrs Julie Lloyd)
  • Winner: Mitcd
  • Jockey: B Hughes
  • Trainer: G T Bewley
  • Owner: Mrs Julie Lloyd

14:45 Samskip Multimodal Maiden Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 7f 16y)
White, red cross belts, royal blue and white halved sleeves, royal blue cap (British Racing Club)
  • Winner: Mythical Legend
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Owner: British Racing Club

15:20 ABP Humber Novices' Chase

(Class 4) (2m 3f 34y)
White, black stars, royal blue sleeves, black cap (Ben Turner & Jay Tabb)
  • Winner: Mister Miyagi
  • Jockey: T J O'Brien
  • Trainer: Stuart Edmunds
  • Owner: Ben Turner & Jay Tabb

15:55 DFDS 'Summer Plate Trial' Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (2m 5f 89y)
Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds (Mr D W Fox)
  • Winner: Sumkindofking
  • Jockey: J J Burke
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Owner: Mr D W Fox

16:35 Unifeeder Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 7f 191y)
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap (Mr John P McManus)
  • Winner: State The Obvious
  • Jockey: R P McLernon
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Owner: Mr John P McManus

17:10 ABP Keeping Britain Trading Standard Open NH Flat Race

(Class 5) (2m 148y)

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Market Rasen Racecourse
Legsby Road
Market Rasen
01673 843434

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