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Market Rasen Racecourse

Market Rasen Racecourse

Introduction

Market Rasen Racecourse is a nice racecourse located in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in The UK. It hosts a series of National Hunt races widely screened by Racing UK. The tracks are right- handed taking an oval shape with a circumference of one-and-a-quarter miles. Several racing activities are staged here although National Hunt races are always held during the winter seasons.

History

It is until 1924 that Market Rasen Racecourse was permanently located in its current location. The meetings of Brocklesby, Burton, and Southwold had a great influence on the choosing of the name of the racecourse. A team of four men joined hands in raising money to buy fifty acres of land to put the racecourse. Fifty more acres were rented and used for the day use of the races. This rented land run was purchased later. The racecourse was managed by Victor Lucas from 1945 up to his death in 1991. Most of the installations he put in place are still in good shape today. A total of twelve meeting were held at this time after being increased from the original three in a year. These meeting included the Boxing Day and Easter Monday meetings. Racecourse Holdings Trust, which is currently known as Jockey Club, bought the racecourse in 1967. Since then, Jockey Club has managed the racecourse and produced some of the best jockeys in the world.

Features

Apart from racing, the facility is home to a wide range of events ranging from weddings to large outdoor events. The unique and stunning backdrop here will make a day spent here memorable. For all your planning needs, a first class team of event planners will give you a hand in ensuring that all goes well. The team gives a flexible approach to the planning coupled with top quality catering services and a large area to take care of your parking needs. The entire facility is also backed with a free Wi-Fi internet connection that helps you to catch up on people and events miles away. Audio and visual equipment are readily available for hire to those who need them while a wide selection of rooms is made available. The facility is also disability-friendly with installations that make access to people with disabilities very comfortable.

Notable Races

The most highly rated race on this racecourse is done every year on the third Saturday on July. It is called the Summer Hurdle which is raced a distance of two-and-three-quarter miles. The Summer Plate is also held here. In the past, a Point to Point racing was held on here but was abandoned years ago. The tracks used for it are currently not in unused. The races here have continued to attract large groups of people who come from different parts of the UK. Efforts are being made to increase the number of fixtures here to ensure the year is well covered.

Conclusion

Market Rasen Racecourse is a unique racecourse in the entire UK. With many years of hosting major racing events, the racecourse has braced itself to providing the best possible in the horse racing world. A visit here whether to watch the races, race or attend another event will make your day memorable.