Market Rasen Racecourse

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Market Rasen
Market Rasen De Aston School and the Racecourse (aerial) (geograph 3125732).jpg
The racecourse from the air.
Location Market Rasen, Lincolnshire
Screened on Racing UK
Course type National Hunt
Official website

Market Rasen Racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse in the town of Market Rasen, in Lincolnshire, England.[1] [2]

The course is a right-handed oval with a circumference of around one-and-a-quarter miles.[3] Although National Hunt racing is traditionally a winter sport, Market Rasen stages a year-round programme of racing.[4]

Its most high-profile fixture is the Summer Plate meeting, normally staged on the third Saturday in July. This features the two-and-a-quarter miles Summer Hurdle and the eponymous Summer Plate, a two-and-three-quarter miles chase, both of which are among the most valuable National Hunt races staged in Britain during the summer months.[2]

There did used to be Point to Point racing held here on a left handed track inside the main National Hunt course. The course is now disused.

Notable races[edit]


  1. ^ "Market Rasen racecourse". Days out in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire county council. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Fixtures". Market Rasen racecourse. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Market Rasen Race Course". Obstrepo Ltd. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Market Rasen racecourse". Our racecourses. The Jockey Club. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Market Rasen Racecourse at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°22′54.38″N 0°18′37.73″W / 53.3817722°N 0.3104806°W / 53.3817722; -0.3104806