Boxing Day Family Fun Raceday
Where to be for the best views
County Enclosure Admission gives you access to all other enclosures so you can really make the best of what's on offer. This enclosure offers several bars and places to eat in a friendly atmosphere, whether it's the County Bar, where you can enjoy great views of the track and winning post, or a table for the afternoon in our Brocklesby Suite Restaurant which offers delicious, locally sourced food.
Within the Tattersalls Enclosure you can watch the horses as they parade in the Parade Ring and get up close to the Winner's Enclosure. There are also various bars and eateries, including our fantastic newly developed tote Exacta Bar and Red Rum Bar where you can enjoy hot or cold food and excellent views of the Racecourse.
If you're planning a fun family day out, the Lawn Enclosure is very relaxed and you can bring your own picnic. There is something for all ages: along with views of the Parade Ring, there is a Playground for the Children and our Victor Lucas Bar for the grown-ups. On Family and feature days there is entertainment galore.
How to find us
Market Rasen has its own railway station that is only 1 mile away from the racecourse with taxis available on site.
Access via the M1, A1 and A46, the racecourse is well signposted on the east side of Market Rasen alongside the A631. From the A1 please take the exit sign posted to Newark, Lincoln A46 and Newark North Gate Train Station. Then follow the A46 all the way to Market Rasen. From the M1 please exit at junction 24 and follow the A453 into Nottingham following A52 then onto the A46 to Newark. From the M18 take exit onto M180 then take exit onto A15 sign posted Lincoln. Then take exit on to A631 sign posted Market Rasen.
All parking is free Alternatively you can park in one of the piknic car parks and watch the races while enjoying a family picnic, this will cost £5 per car and £10 per mini bus.
What to wear
Smart casual is required. Jackets and ties are not compulsory, but are encouraged. Men must have a collared shirt of some kind and tailored shorts are allowed. Strictly no ripped jeans, T-shirts, collarless shirts, beachwear, trainers, or any fancy dress.
Casual clothing is ideal for the enclosure including tailored shorts and cropped trousers. Strictly no singlets or bare tops. Moderate fancy dress is allowed within this enclosure - if you’re unsure about your fancy dress please call the racecourse to check in advance 01673 843434.
Market Rasen Racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse in the town of Market Rasen. The course is a right handed oval with a circumference of about 1 ¼ miles. Although National Hunt is traditionally a winter sport, it stages a year long racing programme. Its most high profile fixture is the summer plate meeting, this features the 2 ¼ mile summer hurdle and the Summer Plate, a 2 ¾ mile chase, both of which are among the most valuable National Hunt races held in Britain during the summer months. From 1828 to 1924 races had been run on various sites on the outskirts of Lincoln itself. In 1924 Market Rasen racecourse found a permanent home on Willingham Road. Four local gentlemen raised funds to purchase 50 acres of land for a permanent site and rented a further 50 acres for race day use, eventually the rented land was also purchased by the race company. Victor Lucas was responsible for the running of the racecourse from 1945 until his death in 1971, he planned the whole layout and it is largely still the same to this day. The racecourse was sold to the Racecourse Holding Trust in 1967 which was a subsidiary to The Jockey Club. Set in a stunning rural location Market Rasen is the perfect place for a day out, with it’s great family atmosphere and quality racing.