Crowds out in force for a day at the trace

Jockey Will Kennedy is delighted as he returns to the winner's enclosure 'on board Gran Maestro after his win in the feature hurdle. EMN-150721-084526002
Jockey Will Kennedy is delighted as he returns to the winner's enclosure 'on board Gran Maestro after his win in the feature hurdle. EMN-150721-084526002

Market Rasen Racecourse hosted a near capacity crowd for its biggest meeting of the year on Saturday.

The day featured the two biggest races of the year at the course – the Class 1 £28,000 Betfred Summer Plate Chase and the Class 1 Betfred TV Summer Hurdle.

Runners take a fence in the Betfred TV Summer Hurdle EMN-150721-093631002

Runners take a fence in the Betfred TV Summer Hurdle EMN-150721-093631002

Peter Thompson was our man at the track and here are a few of the scenes he captured on race day.

Full report on back page.

The huge sell out crowd for Journal Ladies Day at Market Rasen bask in the sunshine EMN-150721-093619002

The huge sell out crowd for Journal Ladies Day at Market Rasen bask in the sunshine EMN-150721-093619002