Lincolnshire horse Local Hero chasing glory at Market Rasen race meeting
Lincolnshire trained racehorse Local Hero is all set to go for a glorious double at the county’s only racecourse at Market Rasen tomorrow (Saturday Sept 29).
Trained by Steve Gollings at Scamblesby, Local Hero won the major hurdles race of the year at Market Rasen Racecourse, the Listed Betfred “The Bonus King” Summer Hurdle in July.
Now the five-year-old is targeting the Listed £30,000 32Red.com Handicap Hurdle which looks set to be a very competitive affair this weekend.
It’s one of two great races that have attracted the cameras of Channel 4 Television to the racecourse.
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It’s possible that Qulinton may return for the racecourse’s autumn showpiece after finishing third in the highest profile race of the year – the Betfred Summer Plate in July.
Trainer David Pipe has entered the eight-year-old for the Listed £50,000 32Red Handicap Chase. He finished down the field in the corresponding race in 2011 after winning the Summer Plate.
Tomorrow's racing also witnesses the launch of a national Bumper Challenge that runs all the way to a final at Aintree Racecourse next May.
The National Hunt Flat Races all take place at tracks run by Jockey Club Racecourses.
The winning trainer at the end of the 13-race series gets £2,000 worth of products from Connolly’s Red Mills, one of Ireland’s oldest and most established animal feed companies.
Market Rasen Racecourse hosts two of the races, the first this weekend and a second in February.
On Saturday, gates open from 11.45am and the first race is at 1.45pm.
Admission: Premier £28 (maximum of four tickets per person); County £22; Tattersalls £16; Family £10. Accompanied under 18s are admitted free of charge. Call 0844 579 3009.