🏇 They’re under starters orders at Ascot Racecourse for the ever-popular Clarence House Chase Raceday. See below for a preview and the latest ticket news.
NEWSFLASH: This year’s Clarence House Case Raceday is a wrap. Unfortunately a frozen track at Ascot Racecourse meant the 2024 meeting could not go ahead.
Stay tuned here for news of the 2025 event as soon as it’s announced. And in the meantime check out our HORSE RACING section here for more events coming up in or around London.
2024 MEETING PREVIEW
Brush away any New Year blues with jump racing treat as Ascot opens for 2024 with the Clarence House Chase Raceday. The racecourse will be a hive of activity with warming winter dishes and cocktails available across the spectacular Grandstand. Complementing a fantastic racecard of top-class National Hunt racing.
The Jumps racing elite are set to arrive at Ascot en masse for the feature race. The much-loved Grade 1 Clarence House Steeple Chase. Chief support is the bet365 Handicap Chase at 3.35pm which is sure to draw a good field with £100,00 of prize money at stake.
The Clarence House Steeple Chase takes place at 2.35pm over 2 miles and 167 yards. A prize pot of £175,000 is up for grabs. The best two-mile chasers from Britain and Ireland typically feature in this top-level contest with previous winners including Desert Orchid, Master Minded, Un De Sceaux, Sire De Grugy and the record-breaking superstar Altior.
SHISKIN v ENERGUMENE
In 2022 racegoers witnessed a Clarence House Chase for the ages between Shishkin and Energumene. Shiskin, unbeaten over fences in six starts with a winning streak going back to 2019, prevailed against the Willie Mullins-trained Energumene in a stunning showdown. Shiskin, ridden by Nico De Boinville, overhauled his Irish rival just yards from the finishing post.
This year’s edition of the race will feature a clash between the highly-rated Jonbon and El Fabiolo. Who will win one of the standout races on the jumps calendar? Ascot Racecourse is the place to find out!
Update: 27 January. A frozen track put paid to the meeting at Ascot meaning the Clarence House Chase took place the following week as part of Cheltenham Trials Day. El Fabiolo did not run and Elixir De Nutz took full advantage, pulling off a surprise win over hot favourite Jonbon. The victory gave jockey Freddie Gingell and trainer Joe Tizzard their first Grade One success.
CLARENCE HOUSE CHASE RACEDAY – TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
🎟️ Tickets are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Under 18s (maximum of 4) go free in the Queen Anne and King Edward VII enclosures on Friday and Saturday when accompanied by an adult.
🗝️ Gates open at 10.45am.
🏇 First race at 12.40pm.
🏇 Last race at 4.10pm.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: By train: South West Trains runs a frequent service to Ascot from both Reading, Guildford and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.
By car: Ascot is accessible from the M3, M4 and M40 and free parking is available during the jumps season. For directions visit the Ascot website.