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.


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 Fitzgerald
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Last Update: 16/07/2019 17:00

Upcoming races
14:10 Tom Halliday Memorial Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
2m 4½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: Montys Angel 5/4 Fav
  • Jockey: William Marshall Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: China Racing Club
14:40 Henry Wright Mares' Novices' Hurdle
2m 4½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 4 ran
  • Winner: Oneofthesenights 9/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: G Sheehan Trainer: Jamie Snowden
  • Owner: Mr Graham R J Jones
15:15 Ham National Novices' Handicap Chase
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Mac Cennetig 17/2
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Owner: Mrs B M Lofthouse
15:45 Lincolnshire Sausage Handicap Chase
2m 3f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Brave Spartacus 16/1
  • Jockey: Miss E Todd Trainer: Miss G Bonas
  • Owner: Miss G Boanas
16:20 Farmer Steve's Handicap Chase
2m 5½f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: Indian Temple 10/3 2Fav
  • Jockey: Harry Reed Trainer: W T Reed
  • Owner: Mr Ken Huddleston
16:50 Amazing Maze Maize Handicap Hurdle
2m 4½f | Class 2 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: The Sweeney 13/8 Fav
  • Jockey: Adam Wedge Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Owner: Mr N Mustoe
17:25 Maizy The Maize Maze Bunny's Handicap Hurdle
Lady Amateur Riders
2m ½f | Class 4 | 3YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Native Fighter 3/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Miss Isabel Williams Trainer: Jedd O'Keeffe
  • Owner: Quantum

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Market Rasen Racecourse
Legsby Road
Market Rasen
01673 843434

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