FAQ RACING PLUS MUSIC EVENTS
WHAT SORT OF VENUE IS MARKET RASEN RACECOURSE?
Market Rasen Racecourse is a leisure venue hosting 22 horseracing fixtures per year, two of which are racedays followed by live music.
During each racing plus music event, six to seven races take place followed by live music. The ticket/s you purchase will include the racing and the concert. We do not offer a concert only ticket or a racing only ticket.
As your ticket includes the horseracing and the concert, we would encourage you to watch the races in order to experience this exciting sporting event and also to help familiarise yourself with the racecourse before the concert commences.
Market Rasen Racecourse is predominantly an outdoors standing venue with no allocated seating for any events.
When sold out, Market Rasen Racecourse welcomes up to 15,000 customers per event.
Evening Racing and Music Event timings:
Provisional timings for evening racing followed by music on Saturday 17th August are as follows:
- First race 5pm
- Last race 8pm
- Live concert 8.30pm
- Concert ends 10pm
*all timings are provisional and subject to change
What are the different enclosures at Market Rasen Racecourse?
The racecourse is made up of three enclosures during racing; County, Tattersalls & the Lawn Enclosure.
For the concert element of the event all the enclosures merge with first access to County customers, followed by Tattersalls then Lawn enclosure customers.
Concert location is within the centre of the course. This area can only be accessed for the duration of the concert, racing can be viewed from the three racecourse enclosures
County Enclosure – Offering the best views in the house of the racing action along with access to all key areas including the Winners Enclosure, Parade Ring and Pre-parade Ring, County Enclosure customers also benefit from a dedicated carpark which can be accessed directly off Willingham Road. The champagne will be flowing in the County Enclosure with a multitude of champagne, prosecco and pimms bars along with access to all other bars and eateries throughout the racecourse. The Tiger Roll Bar and Terrace is the place to be on a warm summers day where racegoers can benefit from the full bar facility as well as stacks of outdoor seating. Visit the County Food and Bar Marquee for a full bar service along with gourmet food options. When it comes to concert time, County Enclosure customers will have first access to the centre of the course where the stage is situated.
Tattersalls Enclosure – This enclosure offers good viewing of the racing action and provides access to the Parade Ring, Pre Parade Ring and Winners’ Enclosure too. There are an array internal bars and eateries to enjoy, including Red Rum Bar & Kitchen, Exacta Bar, AP’s Bar and Bubbles and Bangers. Customers will also benefit from an external food court with a multitude of different food and bar vendors. Customers with this ticket cannot gain access into the centre of the course stage area until after the racing has finished and County Enclosure customers have gained access. Please note if you hold a ticket for the Tattersalls Enclosure you will also benefit from access to the Lawn Enclosure.
Lawn Enclosure – This enclosure has views over the track and most notably the final fence. On music events the Lawn Enclosure benefits from the addition of a large screen to enjoy both the racing and the concert if you choose not to go to the centre of the course. The Lawn Enclosure offers a playground for children as well as an indoor bar and canopy area with external bars and food vendors. Picnics can be brought into this enclosure but please note glass and metal is not permitted. A limited amount of alcohol can be brought into the Lawn Enclosure, half a bottle of wine per person or four cans per person. Customers with Lawn Enclosure tickets cannot gain access into the centre of the course concert area until both County and Tattersalls customers have had the opportunity to access. Dogs are not permitted into any enclosure at music events.
Please note: Once racing has finished access to the centre of the course is staggered as follows: County, Tattersalls and then Lawn Enclosure customers. This area is strictly standing only and not suitable for children as it can become very busy and lively. If you prefer a more relaxed environment customers will have the opportunity to remain in their respective enclosure, have access to the bars and facilities and watch the concert from the large screens.
Can I upgrade my ticket?
General enclosure admission tickets can only be upgraded prior to the race meeting dependent on availability.
Lawn and Tattersalls Enclosure tickets can be upgraded on the raceday, please visit the Racecourse Office or Information Kiosk for further details on the day
When do you send out tickets?
Every person attending our racing plus music events must have a valid form of admission regardless of age. Tickets should arrive no later than two weeks before the event is due to take place.
If you have selected E-Tickets, these will need to be printed at home prior to your visit to the event. Entry to the venue will not be permitted without a valid form of admission and lost, stolen or forgotten tickets will not be replaced. We only issue one ticket per person as barcodes are unique.
County Enclosure - Barcoded ticket and swing badge (both required for entry)
Tattersalls Enclosure - Barcoded ticket
Lawn Enclosure - Barcoded ticket
Five to 17 year olds - Barcoded ticket and wristband (both required for entry)
Four years old and under - ICE wristband (required for entry)
If you have trouble printing your E-tickets or your tickets/swing badges do not arrive please call the team no later than 48 hours before the event you are attending on 0344 579 3009.
Who are our authorised sellers?
Authorised Sellers are companies and ticket agencies who officially sell our admission in conjunction with us.
Our only authorised sellers are:
Market Rasen Racecourse
Jockey Club Live
Jockey Club Racecourses
Who are NOT our authorised sellers?
Do not be tempted to buy or sell through the sites below:
Ticketmaster resale site
Social media sites
Please do not buy or sell to touts you may come across in our car parks, anyone seen doing so will be refused entry to the racecourse.
How can I meet the band/artist?
There is not an option to purchase a “Meet and Greet” with the band/artist. If the band/artist are offering the chance to meet them before the concert, these are only available through competitions via Market Rasen Racecourse Facebook and Twitter or those of our partners or Jockey Club Live. Please visit our social media pages, or sign up to our mailing list, via the website, for further information.
What is the latest time I can arrive for the music?
As your ticket includes both the horseracing and the concert we would encourage you to come along to enjoy both. This will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the facilities available. We cannot guarantee swift access into the course if you choose to come later to the event.
Can I purchase/bring a seat?
Market Rasen Racecourse is sold as an outdoor standing event with no reserved seating available.
No furniture is permitted in the County Enclosure and Tattersall Enclosure at any point during the event. Furniture is permitted in the Lawn Enclosure (subject to exclusions detailed below) but cannot be brought into the other enclosures or concert area after racing.
If you require a chair for medical reasons you must apply in advance (at least two days before the event you are attending) to our Customer Relations team on 01673 843434. If permission is granted you will require a letter of authorisation that you will need to bring with you. Due to health and safety purposes, chairs are not permitted within the stage area.
Children at Racing and Music Events at Market Rasen Racecourse
Whilst we recommend that these events are not suitable for children under 16, if you do wish to bring them as part of your party, at your discretion, they can attend as long as they possess a valid ticket to gain entry and there is a responsible adult of 18 and above to every two children under 16.
We take every precaution to try and ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at all of our events. If you do decide to bring a child under 18, we would suggest against taking them into the most densely crowded areas, which includes the large area in front of the stage.
Market Rasen Racecourse have a range of family friendly events throughout the summer, including our popular Family Extravaganzas and Family orientated racedays which are held on: Sunday 19th May (Horse Play Raceday), Sunday 7th July (Family Extravaganza), Sunday 4th August (Family Extravaganza) and Boxing Day (Boxing Day at the Races).
It is your responsibility to check the suitability of an event for any children in your party regardless of official age restrictions, this includes considering the type of audience the event is likely to attract and whether such an audience is a suitable environment for children in your party. Refunds will not be issued if any aspect of an event, including the behaviour of other audience members, causes offence to you or any children on whose behalf you have purchased tickets.
We do not recommend subjecting babies and young children to loud music. Children are recommended to wear hearing protection if you decide to bring them. A concert environment is not suitable for very young children.
Is there a dress code?
County Enclosure – Smart Casual (no untidy, ripped denim, no sportswear or fancy dress)
Tattersalls Enclosure – no dress code applies
Lawn Enclosure – no dress code applies
Fancy dress is permitted at Market Rasen Racecourse in the Tattersalls and Lawn Enclosure only. Whilst we have a sense of humour, fancy dress must be in good taste, so as not to cause offence.
Market Rasen Racecourse reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone deemed to be dressed inappropriately. In the event of one or all or your party being refused admission, no refund will be offered.
We do advise that you check the weather forecast ahead of the event you are attending at Market Rasen Racecourse so that you can dress appropriately.
If you have any questions please call our Customer Relations Team prior to the raceday on 01673 843434.
Can I bring a picnic?
A range of food and beverage options are offered around the racecourse if you would like to bring a picnic you can do so in the Lawn Enclosure only.
Alcohol can only be brought into the Lawn Enclosure limited to half a bottle of wine or champagne per person or 4 cans of beer, cider or pre-mixed aperitif. Please note that beer/cider must be in cans. There will be no glass or metal permitted to be brought into the Lawn Enclosure, therefore wine and champagne must be sourced in plastic, sealed bottles. Unfortunately spirits, fortified wines and Pimm’s (or similar) will not be allowed on course. You are not allowed to bring food or drink into the County or Tattersalls Enclosure.
Metal, glass, ceramic or sharp knives, corkscrews or BBQ’s will not be permitted on course (if you have any items you are unsure whether will or won’t be permitted, please see the “Restricted Items” section below).
Once racing has finished no garden chairs, tables, picnics or any other items you bring with you can be taken into the centre of the course concert area. There is a large screen in the Lawn Enclosure allowing you to stay and enjoy the live music performance if preferred.
How do I avoid delays entering and leaving the racecourse?
As Market Rasen Racecourse is situated within a rural town, traffic to the site can be busy at peak times. It is therefore advised that racegoers arrive early to avoid being delayed and follow the yellow directional signs which will aid easier access and departure.
Especially during the busier events, there can be heavy traffic when exiting the site resulting in delays so please do be aware of this when making your travel arrangements. For large scale racing and music events please allow up to 1hr30mins to exit the car parks.
If you wish to avoid delays leaving the racecourse we suggest that you stand close to your exit towards the end of the artist’s set and then leave 10 – 15 minutes before the last song is played. For those wishing to stay after the concert, select food and drink units will remain open for up to an hour after the concert finishes.
There is a dedicated coach parking area within the main public car park off Legsby Road which is clearly signed to assist parking in the correct place. Marshalls will be on hand to get coaches parked in an appropriate manner. Please be aware that all parking is on grass. Coach drivers will not be given access to the Racecourse without a valid admission ticket. On exit all coaches will all be directed eastbound down Legsby Road where all routes can be returned to following the diversion signage.
On arrival at the racecourse there is a dedicated drop off point within the County Car Park accessible from Legsby Road. Please ensure you follow the yellow directional signs to get you to the right place. All vehicles dropping customers off will need to return back onto the Legsby Road to leave the racecourse. From the drop off point the County Enclosure entrance is accessible across the County car park from the drop off point and Tattersalls and Lawn Enclosures are accessible via a short walk along the pathway to the main entrance. Please ensure your taxi/lift gets you to the racecourse in good time to avoid any issues.
Collection / Pick Up
All collections and pickups should be made from the dedicated pick up point within the County Car Park (same as the drop off point) accessible up Legsby Road from Market Rasen only. Please follow directional signage to ensure you get picked up from the correct place. All vehicles will be required to leave the pick up area with the flow of traffic exiting the County Car park onto the A631 Willingham Road unless otherwise advised. There is a road closure on Legsby Road directly outside the racecourse main gates which will not permit access to the pickup point when driving up Legsby Road from the East. The A631 Willingham Road must be used to drive into Market Rasen taking a left turn up Legsby Road with the pickup point available on the right on the approach to the racecourse. No pedestrian access permitted to Willingham Road A631 from the County Car Park
Are there undercover areas in the event of adverse weather?
The event is sold as an outdoor standing event with limited cover. Some of our bar areas have a small amount of shelter but most areas are open to the elements, including viewing the stage. We therefore advise that you dress appropriately for the weather but in accordance with the Dress Code.
During inclement weather, boots and umbrellas are permitted during racing. Umbrellas are not permitted during the concert, but you can purchase ponchos from the Racecourse Office and Raceday Programme Kiosks.
What facilities do you have for accessible customers?
We have a range of facilities available for our accessible guests, please view our venue accessibility section on the website which will assist with any queries:
accessible Viewing Platforms – Wheelchair Users
For all racing plus music events, we have disabled viewing platforms for both racing and the concert. If you require an assistant to accompany you on the platform your assistant will need to stand at the rear of the platform so to not restrict viewing for other customers.
Due to the popularity of our racing and music events the venue may reach capacity which means we are unable to provide personal assistant tickets. With that in mind, to secure a personal assistant ticket you need to apply for a ticket at the time of purchasing your entry ticket. To avoid disappointment please be prompt in providing the requested documentation. We are unable to accept applications requested less than 10 working days before the raceday. Please note our personal assistant policy does not apply to customers with temporary impairments such as broken bones, healing wounds and women who are pregnant.
Personal Assistant tickets will not be available for anyone who has not purchased directly from Market Rasen Racecourse or Jockey Club Live
Applications including required documentation will need to be sent to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to:
Market Rasen Racecourse
Assistance dogs are welcome to attend with their owners without additional charge subject to possession of a valid identification document from Assistance Dogs (UK) or an equivalent international organization.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the free care admission scheme then please contact the Market Rasen Racecourse on 01673 843434.
Blue Badge Parking
We have dedicated Blue Badge Parking in both the County Carpark and Main Public Carpark. Please note spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If our Blue Badge Parking is full our car parking attendants will endeavour to place you where most suitable.
What restrictions are there in terms of items that can be brought into the venue?
Please note bag and physical searches will be in operation. Dogs may be in operation on the site for enhanced security searches.
Please find below items that are not permitted into the County or Tattersalls Enclosure:
- We ask that you do not bring unnecessary bags or luggage into the racecourse. There is no option for luggage storage on course
- No food or drink is to be brought into the County, or Tattersalls Enclosure including celebration cakes or alcohol for presents of your guests
- Knives, corkscrews, glass or sharp objects
- Weapons, ‘hoax’ items or pyrotechnics including laser devices.
- Megaphones/Sound Systems or air horns
- Large flags/banners/Selfie Sticks
- Unidentifiable canisters e.g. no deodorant, smoke canisters or nitrous oxide
- Helium Balloons
- Picnics / BBQs – except food for children/infants under five
- Furniture, gazebos, Fishing Umbrellas
- No glass or ceramic bottles, dishes or glassware
- Professional Filming Equipment unless accredited. Professional looking cameras must be declared on entry (defined as an SLR camera)
- Offensive Clothing
- Illegal substances including drugs
- Marketing or promotional material unless authorised by the racecourse in advance
In the Lawn Enclosure the above is not permitted with the exception of:
- Alcohol. Limited to four cans beer/cider/pre mixed aperitif per person or half a bottle of wine/champagne per person (please note, glass is not permitted) No spirits, fortified wines and Pimm’s (or similar) are not allowed on course. All bottles/cartons must be sealed on entry to the premises. Unsealed bottles will not be allowed.
- Picnics (no knives, corkscrews, glass or ceramic bottles/dishes and glassware)
- Outdoor furniture, gazebos (max. size 3m x 6m) or Fishing Umbrellas. The Racecourse reserves the right to restrict access for gazebos/Fishing Umbrellas if they pose a safety threat.
- Please note, alcohol, picnics and garden furniture/gazebos are not permitted outside of the Lawn Enclosure. Customers will have access via a pass out system to leave the site, no further food or drink will be permitted on re-entry
Can I bring my medication into the Racecourse?
Should you suffer from a medical condition which requires you to carry medication and/or equipment with you in the event of an emergency, such as a diabetic who many require to carry insulin and needles, we will of course allow these items into the racecourse, however we require the following actions/documentation to support your entry to the venue.
Please ensure your doctor or health care professional provides you with written confirmation to confirm your medical condition and the medication and/or equipment you require to bring to the racecourse for your welfare in the event of a medical emergency. Please ensure you bring this letter with you as our security personnel will require sight of this letter to allow you entry to the racecourse.
Please note, should the above process not be followed you may not be granted access to the venue due to strict safety regulations regarding prohibited and restricted items being allowed into the venue for safety purposes. Your ticket will not be refunded as a result.
Can I leave my car overnight?
Yes you are able to leave your car overnight but this is at the owner’s risk. You are required to collect your vehicle within 48 hours.
There is strictly no camping available on site.
Anti-Social behavior at Market Rasen Racecourse
Market Rasen Racecourse treats anti-social behavior seriously and expects all guests to treat everyone with respect during our events, including all our staff.
Anyone found behaving in an aggressive manner, causing injury to another person or damage to our site, appearing to be under the influence of drugs, excessive alcohol or in breach of our terms and conditions will be ejected from the racecourse without a refund being made and may be reported to the police.
Safety & Security at Market Rasen Racecourse
The safety of all racegoers is paramount and the racecourse continues to work closely at all times with West Lindsay County Council, the Police, the Fire Service, the Ambulance Service, Security Services and our specialist advisers in implementing the appropriate security measures for the protection of our customers and your enjoyment of our events.
We do not offer refunds or exchanges on pre-purchased tickets. Should the event be cancelled please see our Cancellation Policy within our general Terms and Conditions.