Visitors to Market Rasen Racecourse can find out the best tips and advice for the highlight of the jump racing year – the Cheltenham Festival.
The track is hosting one of the famous Cheltenham preview evenings two days before the tapes fly up for the opening race at the four-day festival in March.
Well over a quarter of a million racing fans will descend on the Home of Jump Racing between 13th and 16th March – and racegoers at Market Rasen can get the inside track after racing at the Lincolnshire racecourse on Sunday, 11th March.
Compered by race-day presenter Steven Powell, there is a top panel of racing experts including up-and-coming trainer Olly Murphy, racecourse commentator Gareth Topham, Tom Earl from 188Bet and the racecourse’s ambassador and leading jump jockey Sean Bowen.
Visitors can choose between (£28) Tattersalls admission to the racing and preview evening or (£15) preview evening only. Both packages include a winter warmer dish. The racecourse’s annual badge holders pay £13. The event starts 45 minutes after the last race which is expected to be at 5.10pm. Tickets can be purchased at http://marketrasen.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
Nadia Powell, General Manager of Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “Our ‘Super Sunday’ meeting on 11th March will attract a big crowd and there is a fantastic bonus for our visitors when they have a chance to listen to the best tips and advice for the Cheltenham Festival from our top-notch panel of experts including our very own racecourse ambassador, jockey Sean Bowen.”
The meeting on 11th March is the second ‘Super Sunday’ of 2018.
All three enclosures – County, Tattersalls and Lawn – will be open, offering visitors a choice of where to watch the races and enjoy refreshments. Adult tickets start at £7.20 when bought in advance, while accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge.
Children under 12 years receive a free two-course meal in the Brocklesby Suite restaurant with adult reservations booked in advance.
The first race time is scheduled for 2pm and more details can be found at http://marketrasen.thejockeyclub.co.uk.
Market Rasen Racecourse, which is part of The Jockey Club, is staging 22 jump racing meetings in 2018 and is a leading conference and events centre in the East Midlands. It has been chosen by the Racehorse Owners Association as one of the top six smaller racecourses in Britain for the last three years. More information is available at www.marketrasenraces.co.uk.
NF adds: Many people from Brigg and district attend Market Rasen Racecourse events and/or enjoy a flutter with our local bookies.