Christmas Festival Kempton Park

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Horse Racing

Kempton Park Racecourse

🏇 They’re under starters orders for the Kempton Park Chase Day as the jumps season continues at this famous London racecourse.  First race at 1.15pm and tickets are available.

This afternoon’s card has a total of seven races including the feature race at 2.40pm the 888sport Handicap Chase.  For horses aged 5 years+ this Class 1, Grade 3 race takes place over three miles with an prize pot of £100,000 at stake.  Last year Irish horse Walt was the surprise winner at odds of 14/1.

Also on a quality card is The Sky Bet Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle.  Taking place at 3pm over the smaller hurdles the race is about two miles in distance.  In 2019 champion trainer over two miles in 2019 champion trainer Paul Nicholls scooped first place with Southfield Stone ridden by stable jockey Harry Cobden.

It promises to be a memorable afternoon of National Hunt action at the historic Kempton Park course – where horse racing has taken place since 1878 – based just 16 miles from central London.

🗝️ Gates open: 11.15am.

🏇 First race: 1.15pm.

🏇 Last race: 4.45pm. 

🎟️ Tickets in advance are available via theGet Tickets’ link.  Advance purchases attract a discount.

🎟️ Tickets on the day available on the gate.  Under 18s (maximum of 2) are free when accompanied by an adult.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Kempton Park Racecourse is located just 16 miles from the city and 6 miles from Heathrow Airport.  It is easily accessible by both rail and car.  Kempton Park station is a 2 minute walk from the North Entrance and a 45 minute train journey from London Waterloo.  If arriving by car for the Christmas Festival you can book parking in advance on-site at the same time as purchasing a ticket, but not places are selling fast.  There is also free parking in the centre of the course, accessible via Gate 6 on the A308 (Staines Road East). 

If parking here, please note course crossings close 30 minutes before racing starts and re-open 30 minutes after the last race.  There is also a free Park & Ride service from the BP site on Cadbury Road (TW16 7LN for your Sat Nav) which is approximately ten minutes from the racecourse, with buses running all morning and then re-commencing after the last race.

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