Horse racing fans from Brigg and district will be heading for the Market Rasen course for this weekend's meeting, to be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
Gates open at 12.10pm, the first race will be at 2.10pm and the last at 4.50pm.
Racecourse is ready for ‘Love Market Rasen’ Raceday
FROM MARKET RASEN RACECOURSE
It’s all systems go this Sunday for Market Rasen Racecourse’s grand celebration of everything that is great about the Lincolnshire town following the resumption of horse racing in Britain.
The sport was halted last week after an outbreak of equine influenza, but racing is re-starting across the country on Wednesday.
‘Love Market Rasen’ Raceday, which is backed by Market Rasen Town Council and West Lindsey District Council, will rejoice in all that is wonderful about the local community. Visitors will be able to enjoy a range of activities and entertainment facilitated by local businesses, services and community groups whilst taking in the excitement and thrills of a day at the races.
There will be a large exhibition marking the rich history of Market Rasen town, MiniKicks football, golf lessons by professionals from Market Rasen golf course, a comprehensive agricultural machinery display to be enjoyed by the whole family, a pop-up market and a demonstration by West Wolds U3A (University of the Third Age).
Schools are also getting involved in the big day. Market Rasen Primary School Literature and De Aston School Art Competition Finals will take place.
Nadia Powell, General Manager, Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “We are inviting the people of Market Rasen to celebrate their racecourse, their town and their community. As a major Lincolnshire venue attracting visitors to our town, we are passionate about playing our part in the local economy and community. As well as a full programme of jump racing, lots of activities are being laid on for families to enjoy and so we are looking forward to a great day of sport and entertainment on Sunday.”
The gates of the racecourse will be open from 12.10pm on Sunday. Racing is between 2.10pm and 4.50pm.
Adult tickets are just £10 in advance (£15 on the day). Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge. Restaurant options are from £57 for adults and £43 for children over 12 – under 12s eat free of charge in the Brocklesby Suite when booked in advance with an adult meal.
Further details about Market Rasen Racecourse, including ticket purchases, 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 2019 and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year. It has been chosen by the Racehorse Owners Association as one of the top smaller racecourses in Britain for the last four years. More information is available at www.marketrasenraces.co.uk