Tuesday, July 02, 2019


People from Brigg and district will be planning a day out at Lincolnshire's only racecourse this weekend.
Market Rasen Racecourse’s first Family Extravaganza racing fixture takes place on Sunday July 7.
The Uncle Henry’s Family Extravaganza meeting includes a visit by Chase & Marshall from Paw Patrol with appearances at intervals during the afternoon and the chance to meet the popular stars. Free entertainment includes a kids’ carnival, children’s races on the track, face painting, treasure hunt, Rand Farm Park Roadshow and a fantastic playground.
The racecourse’s July Family Extravaganza has gone from strength to strength over the years, with families descending on the Lincolnshire track for a fun day out combined with exciting jump racing.
As always at non-music events at the racecourse, all accompanied children aged 17 and under are admitted free of charge. There is a special Family Pass available to purchase in advance by 1st July – two adult tickets (with up to four children) in the Tattersalls Enclosure, two race-day programmes and a party bag for £25.
There is also a ‘Best of British’ restaurant experience for £40 per person – with under 12s just £15. The offer includes admission to the racecourse, a reserved table for the day, a race-card, a betting facility and a two-course set meal.
With so many fun activities from which to choose, visitors should not forget to take the little ones to the racecourse’s fabulous playground. With equipment to suit all ages and ideal for group or single play the kids will be wowed by their day at the races.
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.
Gates at the racecourse will be open from 12.10pm when the fun starts. The two Charles Owen-sponsored pony races, designed to encourage the jockeys of the future, take place one hour later ahead of the first race for professional jockeys at 2.10pm. The finale is at 5.25pm.

Nadia Powell, General Manager at Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “The annual Uncle Henry’s Family Extravaganza is always one of the most popular family events at the racecourse – and this year promises to be no exception, with the special attraction of appearances at intervals from Chase & Marshall from Paw Patrol. We are also delighted to welcome the well-known Lincolnshire rural business, Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop, Butchery and CafĂ©, as the new sponsor of the day.”
The feature race is the £20,000 Amazing Maze Maize 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 a fall at the racecourse in the summer of 2005. The afternoon concludes with the Don Noble Bookmaker Handicap Hurdle which is for lady amateur riders.
Further information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/marketrasen from where tickets can be purchased in advance.

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