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

Advance Going

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Current Weather

Forecast: Mostly sunny

Temperature: 10.2° - 20.2°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 10.1mph SW

Last Update: 25/09/2018 17:00

Forecast: Mostly sunny

Temperature: 10.2° - 20.2°

Rainfall: None

Wind: 10.1mph SW

Last Update: 25/09/2018 17:00

Upcoming Races


16:55 Listers Mercedes-Benz Of Lincoln 'Hands & Heels' Selling Hurdle (Conditionals/Amateurs)

(Class 5) (2m 148y)
Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap (Mrs G Davies)
  • Winner: King Alfonso
  • Jockey: J Nailor
  • Trainer: D Burchell
  • Owner: Mrs G Davies

17:30 Listers Smart Of Lincoln Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 139y)
Black, light green star, armlets and star on cap (Patrick & Scott Bryceland)
  • Winner: Angel of Harlem
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman
  • Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Patrick & Scott Bryceland

18:00 Jane Clugston Challenge Cup Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 5f 89y)
Black, light green star (Nature And Science / P Winks)
  • Winner: Grow Nasa Grow
  • Jockey: Sean Quinlan
  • Trainer: P Winks
  • Owner: Nature And Science / P Winks

18:30 Listers Mercedes-benz Of Grimsby Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 7f 191y)
Royal blue, orange stars on sleeves and cap (Ronan M P McNally)
  • Winner: Da Baba Elephant
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman
  • Trainer: Ronan McNally
  • Owner: Ronan M P McNally

19:00 Bdn Construction Committed To Excellence Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (2m 1f 43y)
Royal blue and yellow stripes, white sleeves (Hogarth Racing)
  • Winner: Boss Des Mottes
  • Jockey: Jamie Hamilton
  • Trainer: H P Hogarth
  • Owner: Hogarth Racing

19:30 Listers Smart Of Lincoln Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 16y)
Red, black sleeves, emerald green armlets, black cap (Holloway,clarke,black)
  • Winner: Perfect Man
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman
  • Trainer: Olly Murphy
  • Owner: Holloway,clarke,black

20:00 Bdn Caring For Your Construction Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 2f 140y)
Black and white diamonds (Brian Ellison Racing Club)
  • Winner: Lucky Robin
  • Jockey: Danny Cook
  • Trainer: B Ellison
  • Owner: Brian Ellison Racing Club

Address & Contact

Market Rasen Racecourse
Legsby Road
Market Rasen
01673 843434

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