🏇 They’re under starters orders at Ascot for the SBK Clarence House Chase Raceday with two equine stars set to go head-to-head in the big race.
Congratulations to Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville who beat Energumene in a race for the ages at the 2022 Clarence House Chase Raceday. The two horses are expected to rematch in the Queen Mother Champions Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Stay tuned here for 2023 Clarence House Day ticket news as soon as released and for spectator events coming up in London (including horse racing) visit our What’s On page.
Brush away any New Year blues and have a flutter as Ascot opens for 2022 with the SBK Clarence House Chase Raceday. As ever the racecourse will be a hive of activity with warming winter dishes and cocktails across the spectacular Grandstand, plus a fantastic racecard of top-class National Hunt racing.
The Jumps racing elite arrive at Ascot en masse with the much-loved Grade 1 SBK *Clarence House Steeple Chase as the highlight. The very best two-mile chasers from Britain and Ireland are set to go head-to-head 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.
(Preview courtesy of the Ascot Racecourse website.)
*Clarence House update: The clash between Shishkin and Energumene is on! After watching his horse over the weekend, trainer Nicky Henderson confirmed his decision to race Shiskin – unbeaten over fences in six starts with a winning streak going back to 2019 – at Ascot. The eight-year-old will take on one of the stars from Willie Mullins stable in Ireland, Energumene, who has won seven races on the spin including two Grade 1 victories last season. It’s a mouthwatering clash between two of the top-rated jumps horses in the UK and Ireland – don’t miss it!
🗝️ Gates open at 10.45am.
🏇 First race at 12.40pm.
🏇 Last race at 4.10pm.
🎟️ Tickets in advance 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.
🎟️ Tickets on the day are subject to availability. Checking the Ascot Racecourse Facebook page before travelling is recommended.
🚊🚗 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.