Wednesday, July 05, 2017



Market Rasen Racecourse is celebrating the 20th year of its summer Family Extravaganza racing fixture being supported by independent Lincolnshire bookmaker Don Noble.
The first event was held in August 1998 and has gone from strength to strength since then, with families descending on the Lincolnshire track for a fun day out combined with exciting jump racing.
This year’s Don Noble Family Extravaganza is on Sunday, 9th July, with the celebrations including a visit by Paw Patrol with appearances at intervals during the afternoon, a celebration treasure hunt, the Don Noble Kids Juvenile Race on the track, pony races, as well as lots of other free entertainment for children.
The day will be hosted by larger than life horse racing personality and broadcaster, Derek ‘Tommo’ Thompson.
As always at non-music events at the racecourse, all accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge. There is also a special Family Pass available to purchase in advance – two adult tickets (with up to four children) in the Tattersalls Enclosure for £20.
All three enclosures at the racecourse – County, Tattersalls and Lawn – will be open, offering visitors a choice of where to watch the races and enjoy refreshments. Adult tickets for the Lawn Enclosure start from £9 in advance (£10 on the day).
Gates at the racecourse will be open from 11.50am when the fun starts. The two Charles Owen-sponsored pony races, designed to encourage the jockeys of the future, get under way at 12.45pm, with the first race for professional jockeys at 1.50pm. The finale is at 5.10pm.
Richard Noble, Proprietor, Don Noble Bookmakers, said: “As a company founded in Lincolnshire well over half a century ago, Don Noble Bookmakers is proud to be the supporter of such a fantastic family occasions held every summer at Lincolnshire’s only racecourse. As well as a competitive card of jump racing, families will be able to enjoy all the attractions being laid on for their entertainment.”
Nadia Powell, General Manager, Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “The annual summer Don Noble Family Extravaganza is always one of the most popular family events at the racecourse – and 2017 promises to be no exception, with the special attraction of appearances at intervals from Paw Patrol. We are delighted to welcome Don Noble Bookmakers as one of the best-known companies in the county of Lincolnshire and our valued sponsor since 1998.”
The feature race on Sunday, 9th July is the £18,000 Don Noble Handicap Hurdle. The card also includes the Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle which is run in memory of the late jockey Tom Halliday who tragically died as a result of injuries sustained in fall at the racecourse in the summer of 2005. The afternoon concludes with the Manny Bernstein Handicap Hurdle which is for lady amateur riders.
Market Rasen Racecourse, which is part of The Jockey Club, is staging 22 jump racing meetings in 2017 and is a leading conference and events centre in the East Midlands. More information is available at

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