coral eclipse day

Photo: Sandown Park Racecourse

Horse Racing

Coral Eclipse Day at Sandown Park



🏇 It’s Coral Eclipse Day which can only mean one thing.  All roads lead to Sandown park for one of the biggest races on the UK Flat racing calendar. 

NEWSFLASH: The 2024 Coral Eclipse Day is a wrap!  Check out our HORSE RACING section here for more meetings coming up in or around London.

🎟️ Tickets for 2025 will go on on sale here in due course.

🎫 Hospitality options for 2025 will be available.  🖊️ Complete the short form here (also below ⤵️) OR 📞 call +44 (0)7931 169180 to receive package/price info when released. 

They’re under starters order at Sandown Park for Coral Eclipse Day with seven quality races on the card including the feature race, the Group 1 Coral Eclipse.  Raced over 1 and a quarter miles (10 furlongs) this prestigious race provides the first major summer opportunity for the stars from the younger generation of 3-year-old horses to race against their 4-year-old counterparts.  Prize winnings in excess of £600,000 will be at stake.


Some of the finest horses of the last generation have won the Eclipse including the legendary Dancing Brave in 1986, Epsom Derby winner Golden Horn in 2015 and Sea The Stars – regarded by many as one of the greatest racehorses of all time –  who triumphed in 2009.  In 2020 Ghaiyyath, with jockey William Buick on board for trainer Charlie Appleby, who took the spoils defeating 2019 winner Enable.

Last year Paddington took the spoils in a dramatic finish.  Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore the 3-year-old saw off star filly Emily Upjohn in the last few strides of the race (watch the race below).  That followed another thriller in the 2022 edition of the Eclipse.  On that occasion Vadeni took the spoils.  Ridden by Christophe Soumillon, the French Derby winner repelled Mishriff by just a neck with Native Trail a head further back in third. 

2024 RACE

Update 6 July: 2024 Epsom Derby winner City of Troy– ridden by Ryan Moore  – is the 2024 Coral Eclipse champion!  Aidan O’Brien’s star colt is the first horse since Golden Horn in 2015 to complete the Derby and Coral Eclipse double.

Get your tickets now to enjoy a superb day of summer Flat racing at Sandown!  As well as the prestigious Group 1 Coral-Eclipse, the Group 3 Coral Charge and two listed races feature on this afternoon’s card.  And the entertainment continues after racing with music in the parade ring courtesy of a live DJ set.


🎟️ Tickets are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.  

🎫 Hospitality options are available.  🖊️ Complete the short form below ⤵️ OR 📞 call +44 (0)7931 169180 for package/price info.

🗝️ Gates open at 11am.

🏇 First race at 1.50pm.

🏇 Last race at 5.20pm.

🎤 After party from 5.30pm.

Note: Timing and races subject to confirmation closer to the fixture.

🚊🚗 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 £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.  Plan your journey using the Transport for London website.


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coral eclipse day
Photo: Sandown Park Racecourse