Market Rasen - British Racecourse
A beautiful setting with fantastic views of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
About Market Rasen Racecourse:
The friendly family atmosphere and quality racing make it the perfect place for a great day out!
From 1828 until 1924 racing had been run on various sites on the outskirts of the town. Feast Week racing was held in autumn from 1828-1887 and with the advent of Steeplechasing in the middle of the nineteenth century a second fixture was added to the calendar, this race meeting was held in spring from 1871 until today. Market Rasen Racecourse found a permanent home on Willingham Road in 1924. The course is a right-handed oval of around one-and-a-quarter miles. Market Rasen stages a year-round programme of jump racing but has made its name as a summer venue with its most high-profile fixture being the Summer Plate meeting in July. Children under 18 are admitted free to most racing fixtures.
Course Details: Right-handed oval, sharp and somewhat undulating. Circuit 1m2f.
Getting there, directions and parking:
Train - Market Rasen has its own railway station and is approximately 1 mile from the racecourse. There are taxis available at the station.
Parking - The course offers ample free car parking in the public car parks. Free preferential parking areas are provided near the entrances for disabled visitors who are holders of the Blue Badge parking label. Alternatively you can park in one of their picnic car parks and watch the racing from the comfort of your own car. The picnic car parks are accessible from the Willingham and Legsby Roads at a charge of £5 per car £10 for mini buses (plus Lawn Enclosure admission per adult occupant).
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Places to stay nearby:
Buslingthorpe Manor (2.8 miles)
Buslingthorpe, Market Rasen LN3 5AQ, England
Tel: 01673 885988
Advocate Arms Hotel (0.8 miles)
2 Queen St, Market Rasen LN8 3EH
Tel: 01673 842364
Kings Head (2.7 miles)
11 Kingsway, Tealby, Market Rasen LN8 3YA, England
Tel: 01673 838347
The Olde Barn Inn (2.6 miles)
Cow Lane, Tealby LN8 3YB, England
Tel: 01673 838304