Tuesday, August 27, 2019
BRIGG TRIP TO THE RACES
Brigg & District Servicemen's Club is holding another of its popular outings - keeping up a tradition stretching back many decades.
This one will be to the Beverley Bullet Race Day on Saturday, August 31.
The party will be leaving Cary Lanes bus stop at 11am and returning from the North Bank course at 6.30pm.
The coach fare is £10 - admission to the races needs to be paid on entry to the course.
Apply at the Coney Court venue for further details.
FROM MARKET RASEN RACECOURSE
The top racehorse training yards in Britain are set to target valuable prize money in Lincolnshire as jump racing steps up a gear next month at Market Rasen Racecourse.
Saturday, 28th September, marks the finale to summer jumping and the start of the autumn and winter season, with the Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Raceday & Beer Festival featuring the Listed £35,000 Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Handicap Hurdle and £24,500 Ferry Ales Brewery Handicap Chase. The total prize fund across seven races is £100,000.
There will be pub games and musical entertainment from the Moonshiners ceilidh and folk band during and after racing.
Admission for adults is from £10.80 in advance and £12 on the day. Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge. Visitors can take advantage of a pint-sized offer for a Tattersalls admission ticket, race-day programme and a pint of beer, glass of wine or soft drink – all for an inclusive price of £22.
The hugely popular ‘Best of British Experience’ will be running in the Brocklesby Suite Restaurant offering County Enclosure admission, a race-day programme, reserved table, a betting facility and a two-course set meal, all for £68 for adults and £20 for under 12s. There is also the even more exclusive ‘FAB Experience’ in a private hospitality suite for a minimum of 12 adults at £118 each.
The feature race, the Listed Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Handicap Hurdle, was won 12 months ago by leading northern jockey Brian Hughes on board Caius Marcius, trained in Cumbria by Nicky Richards. In 2017 the prize went to this season’s current top trainer Dan Skelton with Listen To The Man.
Nadia Powell, General Manager, Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “Spectators at the racecourse on Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Raceday get the best of both worlds. There is an exciting jump racing card and we are also once again delighted to have our partnership with Lincolnshire’s Ferry Ales Brewery for our annual beer festival. It’s a great way to say goodbye to the summer jumping season as we look forward to the sporting delights of the months ahead.”
Further details are at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/marketrasen where tickets can be bought in advance. The first race is at 1.40pm, two hours after gates open. The finale is at 5.10pm.