A Guide to Market Rasen Race Course

A Guide To Market Rasen Race Course

Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, England is a National Hunt racecourse that provides both Hurdling and Chasing events. Although National Hunt racing is traditionally a Winter sport, the facilities at Market Rasen allow them to provide race meetings all year round.

The highlight of the season is the Summer Plate meeting which includes the Summer Hurdle and the Summer Plate races. The meeting takes place on the third Saturday in July. Both are among the most valuable National Hunt races staged during the Summer months.

The Summer Handicap is open to horses aged 3 years and over and is run over a distance of 2 miles and 148 yards. The Summer Plate is run over a longer distance of 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 89 yards and is open to horses aged 4 and over.

The course is a right handed oval with a distance of about 1 mile and 2 furlongs. The Chase course is undulating and has 7 fences to get over including 2 open ditches.  The Hurdles Course only has 5 fences.

Bullet Points

  • Both courses are right handed
  • The Hurdle Course has 5 fences
  • The Chase course has 7 fences
  • Both courses are 1 mile and 2 furlongs long

Map of Market Rasen Racecourse

Map of Market Rasen Racecourse for daily racing tips

Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

D Skelton                              51                   14                   18

T George                               13                   5                      5

J O’Neill                                 33                   4                      13

S Smith                                  21                   4                      12

P Bowen                               27                   4                      8                                             


Top Trainers – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

O Murphy                            100                 23                   41

D Skelton                              109                 21                   46

A King                                    42                   12                   17

F O’Brien                              35                   10                   12

N Henderson                       30                   10                   9                                                         


Top Trainers – National Hunt Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

D Skelton                              17                   6                      5

M Hammond                       7                      3                      1

H Fry                                      5                      2                      0

B Ellison                                 4                      2                      0

Dr R Newland                      2                      2                      0                                                                     



Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Skelton                              37                   10                   13

A Coleman                            37                   9                      15

R Johnson                             20                   9                      7

S Twiston-Davies                26                   8                      9

S Bowen                                38                   7                      18


Top Jockeys – Hurdles

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Skelton                              77                   15                   44

B Hughes                              48                   12                   17

A Coleman                            52                   10                   24

P Brennan                            38                   10                   13

F Gregory                             24                   9                      9


Top Jockeys – National Hunt Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Skelton                              15                   6                      6

A Coleman                            13                   2                      6

P Brennan                            9                      2                      6

S Twiston-Davies                7                      2                      1

B Hughes                              9                      2                      0                                 


Course Address

Market Rasen Racecourse

Legsby Road

Market Rasen



A Guide to Market Rasen Race Course

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