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Day At The Races

More than 9,000 people are expected to descend on Market Rasen Racecourse today for one of its most popular jump racing occasions of the year, the Rand Farm Park Boxing Day At The Races meeting.

There’s a packed programme of jump racing, including the annual Clugston Lincolnshire National. Like the ultimate Aintree race – the Randox Health Grand National - stamina is crucial for the Lincolnshire National, which is run over a distance of three and a half miles.

“Boxing Day horse racing at Market Rasen Racecourse is as much a part of Christmas as turkey, mulled wine and crackers. 26th December is always a very affordable festive day out for families over Christmas.

"I would recommend people to set off in plenty of time to get to the racecourse today. The racecourse is clearly signed, with a number of routes in place and we urge all visitors to follow them and to get here early.”

– Nadia Powell, Market Rasen Racecourse General Manager

The gates of the racecourse will be open from 10.05am when the fun begins for a first race time of 12.05pm. The finale is at 3.25pm.

Corrie star Bev's Xmas message to servicemen & women

Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard, who is from Leeds, has thanked servicemen and women from the armed forces as she shared her Christmas message.

The Yorkshire-born star, who plays Liz McDonald in the ITV soap, posted her festive greeting on social media.

She tweeted: "Merry merry Christmas to all our wonderful Service Men and Women! And THEIR FAMILIES THANK YOU! Both my Jon's have served in combat zones on Christmas Day, so we know only too well what it's like. Hope the Officers serve a tasty Christmas dinner xxxxxx".

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