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£100,000 up for grabs on Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Day

Article 9th August 2019 Market Rasen

The top racehorse training yards in Britain are set to target valuable prize money in Lincolnshire as jump racing steps up a gear next month at Market Rasen Racecourse.

Saturday, 28th September, marks the finale to summer jumping and the start of the autumn and winter season, with the Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Raceday & Beer Festival featuring the Listed £35,000 Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Handicap Hurdle and £24,500 Ferry Ales Brewery Handicap Chase. The total prize fund across seven races is £100,000.

There will be pub games and musical entertainment from the Moonshiners ceilidh and folk band during and after racing.

Admission for adults is from £10.80 in advance and £12 on the day. Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge. Visitors can take advantage of a pint-sized offer for a Tattersalls admission ticket, race-day programme and a pint of beer, glass of wine or soft drink – all for an inclusive price of £22.

The hugely popular ‘Best of British Experience’ will be running in the Brocklesby Suite Restaurant offering County Enclosure admission, a race-day programme, reserved table, a betting facility and a two-course set meal, all for £68 for adults and £20 for under 12s. There is also the even more exclusive ‘FAB Experience’ in a private hospitality suite for a minimum of 12 adults at £118 each.

The feature race, the Listed Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Handicap Hurdle, was won 12 months ago by leading northern jockey Brian Hughes on board Caius Marcius, trained in Cumbria by Nicky Richards. In 2017 the prize went to this season’s current top trainer Dan Skelton with Listen To The Man.

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

“Spectators at the racecourse on Ferry Ales Brewery Prelude Raceday get the best of both worlds. There is an exciting jump racing card and we are also once again delighted to have our partnership with Lincolnshire’s Ferry Ales Brewery for our annual beer festival. It’s a great way to say goodbye to the summer jumping season as we look forward to the sporting delights of the months ahead.”

Further details are at where tickets can be bought in advance. The first race is at 1.40pm, two hours after gates open. The finale is at 5.10pm.

For further information, please contact:
Nadia Powell, General Manager, at Market Rasen Racecourse, on 01673 843434 or

About Market Rasen Racecourse
Market Rasen Racecourse, which is part of The Jockey Club, is staging 22 jump racing meetings in 2019 and attracts over 60,000 visitors each year. It has been chosen by the Racehorse Owners Association as one of the top smaller racecourses in Britain for the last four years. More information is available at

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