Market Rasen Racecourse in Lincolnshire Echo

Top award given to Lincolnshire racecourse


Market Rasen Racecourse has been named as one of the top tracks in Britain by the 8,000-strong Racehorse Owners Association.

It is the third year in a row that the track has received the ‘Gold Standard’ award which is now run on a competitive basis among the 61 racecourses in Britain. Just 12 receive the accolade every year.

Representatives of racehorse owners visited every track in Britain at least once in 2017 to assess all aspects of the race-day experience. In addition, feedback was provided by hundreds of ROA members following their racecourse visits.

We are absolutely thrilled to retain the ROA Gold Standard for a third year in succession. Like our fellow racecourses in The Jockey Club, Market Rasen places huge importance on our relationship with Britain’s horsemen – racehorse owners, trainers, jockeys and stable staff. The racecourse has always had a strong reputation for excellent ground conditions and a varied race programme – and we provide the best possible race-day experience for owners.

Ambassador in the limelight

Market Rasen Racecourse ambassador, jockey Sean Bowen, is set for some prominent rides from trainer Paul Nicholls in coming weeks. It follows number one stable jockey Sam Twiston-Davies fracturing an elbow at the weekend. Harry Cobden and Sean will fill in during the injured rider’s absence from the saddle over coming weeks.

Racing ahead

The next racing at Market Rasen in on Thursday, 23rd November when the first race is at 12.10pm. The feature contest is the £25,000 188Bet-sponsored handicap hurdle over two and a half miles.

Adults pay just £12 for admission, with accompanied children admitted free of charge. Young adults aged 18 to 24, who register for a pass, get in for £6. Senior citizens can obtain discounted admission by joining The Diamond Club, with details available online.

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