Racing FAQs

Find out the answers to frequently asked questions about racing at Market Rasen Racecourse

What is the dress code?

In the County Enclosure smart dress is a requirement. Jackets and ties are not obligatory neither are hats or dresses, but racegoers wearing scruffy/ripped denim, beachwear, sports wear, unduly casual or extreme attire will not gain entry to the County Enclosure. In hot weather tailored shorts are permitted. Racegoers in the Tattersalls Enclosure usually dress smartly. Smart shorts and jeans are acceptable but no bare tops or singlets please. Dress in the Lawn Enclosure is generally casual.

On County Raceday's smart dress is encouraged.

What time should I arrive?

The gates open to the public 2 hours before the first race. Please check the What’s On listing for up-to-date timings alternatively you can check this time by phoning the Racecourse Office on 01673 843434

Is there car parking and how much is it?

The course offers ample free car parking in the public car parks. Free preferential parking areas are provided near the entrances for disabled visitors who are holders of the Blue Badge parking label. Alternatively you can park in one of our picnic car parks and watch the racing from the comfort of your own car. The picnic car parks are accessible from the Willingham and Legsby Roads prices from £5.00 per car (plus Lawn Enclosure admission per adult occupant) the picnic car park is only available to purchase on the gate.

What facilities are there for disabled racegoers?

Wheelchair access at the racecourse is good, with access to special race viewing and parade ring viewing areas and disabled toilets. Preferential parking areas are provided near the entrances of the public car parks for disabled visitors who are holders of the Blue Badge parking label.

Can I bring my own food & drink in to the Racecourse?

Picnics are only permitted within the Lawn Enclosure & Picnic Car Parks

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Alcohol is only permitted into the Lawn Enclosure and limited to ½ bottle of wine or 4 cans per person.

Can I bring my own seating in to the Racecourse?

Only Lawn Enclosure racegoers are permitted to bring in their own fold up chairs or picnic blankets. Only those registered disabled with a blue badge or who have a letter of authorisation from the General Manager will be permitted to bring them into County or Tattersalls Enclosure. For music events (02/06/17 & 19/08/2017) – NO chairs are permitted across the track into the concert area after racing. To request a authorisation letter please email marketrasen@thejockeyclub.co.uk

Can I bring my own barbeque?

Barbeques are permitted in the picnic car park only and we request that they are suitably lifted off the grass to avoid any burning.

Can I bring my dog in to the Racecourse?

Dogs are only permitted into the Lawn Enclosure and must remain on a lead at all times.

On County Raceday's dogs are also only permitted in the Lawn Enclosure area and Picnic Car Park. The Victor Lucas Bar will be Closed on County Racedays, food and drinks can be purchased from The Tote Exacta, Red Rum & County Bar on these days. 

We advise not to bring dogs to our busy fixtures such as Music Events or Ladies Day's due to the noise levels and large crowds.

Can I buy my tickets in advance?

We do advise everyone to buy their tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee availability. To buy your tickets in advance you can either call our ticket hotline on 0344 579 3009 or go to the event’s or tickets page to buy online. Alternativley click below to take a look at our 2017 events.

What's on in 2017

Can I upgrade to a different enclosure on the raceday?

Yes, you can upgrade from any enclosure subject to availability and upon paying the difference to upgrade. On occasions, particularly the Ladies Day and Music Event's the County Enclosure is sold out prior to the Raceday.

Is there a cash point?

There is a cash machine located in the information kiosk in the Lawn Enclosure (Charges apply).

Where do I go if I have any questions on a raceday?

You can ask any one of our staff or come to the Racecourse Office located just next to the Winners Enclosure where our staff will be happy to help.

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