Market Rasen Racecourse Boxing Day races

Boxing Day races
Boxing Day races

Boxing Day horse racing at Market Rasen Racecourse is as much a part of Christmas as turkey, mulled wine and crackers. It’s Lincolnshire’s big day out at Christmas time.

And, with up to 10,000 people descending on the market town from all over the region, it’s one of the most popular sporting events and family days out in Lincolnshire during the whole year.

The gates of the racecourse will open at 10am for a first race time of 12.25pm.

The feature event during the afternoon is the Clugston Lincolnshire National.

Among other attractions are:

Personal appearances by Fireman Sam;

Father Christmas making a special overtime visit;

Free kids lunches and a lucky dip to win valuable prizes.

The visitor judged to be wearing the best Christmas jumper will win a table for four in the Brocklesbury Suite at a fixture in the New Year.

Pip Kirkby, General Manager, Market Rasen Racecourse, said: “We’re all geared up for a great family Christmas day out in Lincolnshire with our Boxing Day racing fixture.

“It is always among our most popular racing days of the year, with crowds since the turn of the millennium averaging 10,000.

“With all accompanied children admitted free and admission for adults starting at just £12, Boxing Day at Market Rasen Racecourse is also a very affordable Christmas day out for families.”

Tickets for Boxing Day can be booked online at or by calling 0844 579 3009.