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Horse Racing

Brigadier Gerard Evening at Sandown Park

πŸ‡ Sandown Park Racecourse is the place to be for a Thursday night horse racing treat at the Coral Brigadier Gerard Evening.Β Β 

NEWSFLASH: CONGRATULATIONS to Bay Bridge a classy winner of the 2022 Brigadier Gerard Stakes.Β  Notching up a fifth consecutive victory Bay Bridge took control of the race two furlongs out cruising past Group One winner Addeybb and favourite Mostahdaf to land an 11th victory in the race for trainer Sir Michael Stoute and the seventh win for jockey Ryan Moore.Β  Stay tuned here for news of the 2023 Brigadier Gerard evening as soon as published.

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What better way to get in the mood for a great summer of horse racing than at the 2022 Brigadier Gerard Evening, Sandown Park’s most popular midweek fixture of the year with Β£200,000+ in prize money to be won.

A six-race card includes two Group 3 races and gets underway at 5.40pm when the horses come out of the starting gate for the opening race of the night.

The action hots up at 6.15pm in the National Stakes (Listed Race) a sprint over 5 furlongs.Β  Then at 6.50pm it’s the first of the two Group 3 races this evening, the Henry II Stakes, a long-distance showdown over two miles with a prize pot of Β£80,000.Β  The winning horse in the Henry II often goes on to compete in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot – the last horse to win both races was Big Orange in 2017 who overcame Order of St George at Ascot in a memorable duel.Β 

At 7.25pm it’s the race that gives the evening its name: the Brigadier Gerard Stakes.Β  Raced over 1 mile and 2 furlongs for horses aged four years and older, the race was first run in 1953 and was officially named the Brigadier Gerard Stakes in 1973 after the champion racehorse of the same name.Β  In 2021 the race was won by Euchen Glen ridden by jockey Paul Mulrennan, and with Β£80,000 in prize money at stake in this year’s edition a competitive field is expected for this historic race.

πŸ—οΈ Gates open at 3.45pm.

πŸ•’ First race at 5.40pm. 

πŸ•’ πŸ‡ Feature races of the evening: Henry II Stakes at 6.50pm followed by the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at 7.25pm. 

πŸ•’ Last race at 8.35pm

🎟️ Tickets in advance are via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. 

🎟️ Tickets on the day for the Brigadier Gerard Evening are subject to availability.  Checking the Sandown Park Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.  Under 18s (maximum of 2) are free when accompanied by an adult.

πŸšŠπŸš— Travel tips: Free car parking is available in the centre of the racecourse accessible from the More Lane entrance.  Parking in the main Sandown Park car park off Portsmouth Road costs Β£5.

The train is recommended if travelling by public transport from central London.  Esher railway station – a 30-minute journey from London Waterloo – is the nearest one to course.  The station is a 10-minute walk from the main entrance which can be reached by crossing the centre of the course on racedays.  Note: Esher station is located outside of Zones 1-6 and paper ticket should be purchased as Oyster Cards are not valid.  For train times visit the National Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50.

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