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
Future Fixtures
  • Sat 15 August 2020
  • Sat 26 September 2020
  • Sat 17 October 2020
  • Thu 05 November 2020
  • Thu 19 November 2020
  • Thu 03 December 2020
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Last Update: 09/08/2020 17:00

12:20 Betway Juvenile Hurdle
GBB Race
2m ½f | Class 4 | 3YO only | 9 ran
  • Winner: Soldier On Parade 4/5 Fav
  • Jockey: Jack Quinlan Trainer: Amy Murphy
  • Owner: Hostages To Fortune
12:50 Betway Mares' Novices' Hurdle
GBB Race
2m 4½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Bit On The Side 13/8 Fav
  • Jockey: G Sheehan Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Jimmy & Susie Wenman
13:25 Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Chase
2m 1f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Little Stevie 5/2 Fav
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke Trainer: Mrs Barclay
  • Owner: Keith Dodd & Network Racing
13:55 Betway Handicap Hurdle
2m ½f | Class 3 | 3YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Brandon Castle 2/1 Fav
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost Trainer: N B King
  • Owner: Mr I A Low & Mr J S English
14:30 Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Hurdle
2m 7f | Class 3 | 4YO plus | 12 ran
  • Winner: Enniscoffey Oscar 7/1
  • Jockey: Ben Jones Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Owner: The Pick 'n' Mix Partnership
15:00 Betway Handicap Chase
2m 5½f | Class 4 | 4YO plus | 5 ran
  • Winner: Arthur's Sixpence 6/4 2Fav
  • Jockey: David Bass Trainer: K C Bailey
  • Owner: Stillmoremoneythan
15:30 BetYourWay At Betway Handicap Chase
3m | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 6 ran
  • Winner: The Boola Bee 5/1 2Fav
  • Jockey: Tom Buckley Trainer: N J Hawke
  • Owner: Mr Russell Lane
16:00 Betway Casino Handicap Hurdle
Div 1
2m 4½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 10 ran
  • Winner: Shantou Sunset 9/1
  • Jockey: M G Nolan Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: The Philip Hobbs Racing Partnership
16:30 Betway Casino Handicap Hurdle
Div 2
2m 4½f | Class 5 | 4YO plus | 11 ran
  • Winner: Talkingpicturestv 6/1
  • Jockey: Millie Wonnacott Trainer: Henry Oliver
  • Owner: Talking Pictures Tv Limited

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Market Rasen Racecourse
Legsby Road
Market Rasen
01673 843434

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