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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Upcoming races
17:00 Drayton Motors Dream Team 'Hands & Heels' Selling Hurdle
Conditionals & Amateurs
2m ½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Capitoul 9/2
  • Jockey: Jack Tudor Trainer: Dr R D P Newland
  • Owner: Mrpaull Drinkwater/drr D P Newland
17:30 Kia Xceed Your Expectations Novices' Hurdle
2m 4½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Present Ranger 5/4 Fav
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: Dick And Mandy Higgins
18:00 Jane Clugston Challenge Cup Novices' Handicap Chase
2m 5½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 7 ran
  • Winner: Ballycrystal Court 15/2
  • Jockey: Nathan Moscrop Trainer: Rebecca Menzies
  • Owner: Pmpro31 Ltd
18:30 Listers Elite Handicap Chase
3m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 9 ran
  • Winner: King Golan 7/1
  • Jockey: Alison Clarke Trainer: Kenny Johnson
  • Owner: Blacklock And Partners
19:00 Dennis Meech 'Magic Moments' Memorial Handicap Chase
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Gentleman James 8/1
  • Jockey: C O'Farrell Trainer: Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • Owner: Mrs Mary Lewis
19:30 Speedy Kia Sportage Handicap Hurdle
2m 7f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 8 ran
  • Winner: Jen's Boy 2/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Owner: Middleham Park Racing Cv
20:00 Lord Bradford Of Drayton Handicap Hurdle
2m 2½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Wild Sam 3/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: C O'Farrell Trainer: I Jardine
  • Owner: Mr I J Jardine

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Market Rasen Racecourse
Legsby Road
Market Rasen
01673 843434

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