A bumper festive edition of the latest SportonSpec London newsletter is in the bag! Read all about it ⬇️ and subscribe here to receive your free monthly copy of the No.1 guide to sport in London!
📢 Alexandra Palace and ExCel London host POOL, DARTS, EQUESTRIAN & TENNIS action as they vie to be London’s go-to December destination. HORSE RACING fans are spoilt for choice, there’s a feast of FOOTBALL and RUGBY UNION rounds off 2023 with a Big Game 15 extravaganza at Twickenham Stadium.
🎬 On with the action ⤵️
Team Europe and Team USA go head-to-head this week in the latest edition of the Mosconi Cup. Returning to Alexandra Palace and taking place from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 December the most anticipated team tournament in pool is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Lakeside Country Club is the place to be for the 2023 WDF Lakeside World Championship which is underway at Frimley Green ahead of the knockout stages later this week and the Grand Final on Sunday 10 December. Ally Pally takes on the baton later this month with the return of the PDC World Championship taking place over nearly three weeks starting on Friday 15 December.
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🏇 HORSE RACING
The jumps season is in full swing with quality racing at Sandown Park, Ascot Racecourse and Kempton Park this month. The Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday 9 December is followed by Ascot’s Christmas Racing Weekend on Friday 22 & Saturday 23 December.
All roads then lead to Kempton Park on Boxing Day for the Christmas Festival including the famous King George VI Steeple Chase. A race won in the past by equine legends such as Kauto Star and Desert Orchid.
It’s tennis but not as you’ve known it at ExCel London which hosts the Grand Final of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 December. An innovative new tennis league with a reinvented game format, after events in the USA and Asia it all comes down to the Grand Final in London. Andrev Rublev and Casper Ruud – world number 5 and 11 respectively – are among the players taking part.
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👀 That’s just a flavour of this month’s action in the capital.
For the full rundown including a Christmas treat for equestrian fans (the London International Horse Show is back at Excel London), a packed football festive season (get the Premier League latest here ) and rugby union to round off a memorable 2023 (with Big Game 15) visit our What’s On page now!
🏁 ROLL ON 2024 🏁
See you next time as we look ahead to the best of the action coming up in January 2024 and beyond. 25+ sports and counting!
Yours in sport,