Year’s first Sunday meeting

Racing at Market Rasen
Racing at Market Rasen

The first of eight Sunday horse racing fixtures in 2014 at Market Rasen Racecourse takes place this weekend.

The Lincolnshire track has the distinction of hosting the most Sunday fixtures of any of Britain’s 58 racecourses.

They are always family friendly occasions and on February 16 there will be free entertainment for children – who are also admitted into the racecourse free of charge – including a bouncy castle, inflatable slide, face painters and balloon modellers.

The feature race is the Late Great Ted Munnelly Birthday Memorial Novices’ Chase.

The sporting action also includes a qualifying race in The Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series, which is aimed at supporting the grassroots levels of jump racing in Britain.

The first race of seven is scheduled for 1.50pm.. Gates open two hours before. On-the-day adult prices: Family Enclosure £7.50; Tattersalls £14; County Enclosure £19.

Tickets for all racing fixtures at Market Rasen Racecourse can be bought in advance online at www.marketrasenraces.co.uk or on 0844 579 3009.