Midweek visitors in for a treat on County Racedays

Thursday, 5th January – Market Rasen Racecourse is throwing open all its facilities for visitors at nine County Racedays during 2017 … for one set admission price.

Thursday, 5th January – Market Rasen Racecourse is throwing open all its facilities for visitors at nine County Racedays during 2017 for one set admission price.

During these midweek fixtures, which make up 40 per cent of the 22-meeting calendar, the track is adopting a ‘one enclosure’ policy, meaning everyone can enjoy the best that’s on offer for a very affordable price.

On feature days, the racecourse ranges from the Lawn Enclosure, to Tattersalls and up to the County Enclosure, with prices for the premier facility costing more than £20.

But, nine times this year, adults will pay just £12. Young adults aged 18 to 24, who register for a pass, get in for £6. Accompanied under 18’s are admitted free of charge. They can all utilise the County Enclosure, with the best views, bars and eateries – as well as the rest of the racecourse, including watching the horses in the parade ring.

The initiative to attract more people to enjoy a day at the races midweek is launched on Wednesday, 18th January, the opening fixture of 2017 at Lincolnshire’s only racecourse.

Nadia Powell, General Manager, Market Rasen Racecourse, said:

County Racedays will offer visitors access to all our enclosures so they can really make the best of what’s on offer. The County Enclosure has several bars and places to eat in a friendly atmosphere, including our County Bar where there are great views of the track and winning post.


The County Racedays during 2017 are on the following dates:

Wednesday, 18th January;

  • Tuesday, 7th February
  • Monday, 27th March
  • Thursday, 27th April
  • Friday, 12th May
  • Friday, 23rd June
  • Thursday, 9th November
  • Thursday, 23rd November
  • Thursday, 7th December

The feature race on Wednesday, 18th January is the £20,000 Weatherbys Hamilton Graduation Chase.

More information is available – and tickets can be purchased – at www.marketrasenraces.co.uk. Young adults, aged 18 to 24 years, can get half-price admission by registering at RacePass18to24.co.uk to receive a free RacePass membership card. Senior citizens can obtain discounted admission by joining The Diamond Club, with details available online.

For further information, please contact:

Nadia Powell, General Manager, at Market Rasen Racecourse, on 01673 843434 or nadia.powell@thejockeyclub.co.uk

About Market Rasen Racecourse

Market Rasen Racecourse is staging 22 jump racing meetings in 2017 and is a leading conference and events centre in the East Midlands. More information is available at www.marketrasenraces.co.uk.

Market Rasen Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2015: £183.3m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing’s people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

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