🏇 They’re under starters orders at Kempton Park Racecourse for their first National Hunt fixture of the year and the ever-popular Lanzarote Hurdle Day.
NEWSFLASH: The 2024 Lanzarote Hurdle Day is a wrap! Check out our HORSE RACING section here for more events coming up in or around London.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jay Jay Reilly a surprise 33/1 winner of the 2024 Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle. Tristan Durrell was on board to steer Jay Jay Reilly to success. The horse made it a second consecutive win in the race for trainer Dan Skelton who took the 2023 spoils with West Balboa. In the other feature race of the day Banbridge won the Silviniaco Conti Chase for trainer Joseph O’Brien, seeing off Pic D’Orhy who was unable to repeat his success in 2023. Stay tuned here for Lanzarote Hurdle Day 2025 ticket news!
2024 RACEDAY PREVIEW
With the 2023/2024 jumps season in full flow all roads this lead to Kempton Park this afternoon. The historic racecourse in Surrey, just 16 miles from central London, hosts a seven-race card. The first race on Lanzarote Hurdle Day is due off at 12.20pm.
The first big race of the day is the Coral Silviniaco Conti Steeple Chase at 2.05pm. A Grade 2 race over fences with £80,000 in prize money at stake. Nicky Henderson won the race in 2022 with Mister Fisher, while champion trainer Paul Nicholls saddled Master Tommytucker, ridden by Harry Cobden, to victory in 2021. This followed Nicholls 2020 success with Frodon, with Bryony Frost on board.
The Silviniaco Conti Steeple Chase is followed at 2.40pm by the feature race of the day. The listed Coral Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle raced over two miles and five furlongs open to horse aged four years and older and with a £100,000 prize pot. First run in 1978 the race is named after the racehorse Lanzarote who won the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival in 1974. Last year’s winner was West Balboa who prevailed in testing conditions. Trained by Dan Skelton and ridden by jockey Bridget Andrews, West Balboa cruised into contention in the finishing straight and saw off Red Risk in a photo-finish.
TICKETS, TIMINGS & TRAVEL
🎟️ Tickets for the Lanzarote Hurdle Day are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
🗝️ Gates open: 10.50am.
🏇 First race: 12.20pm.
🏇 Last race: 3.50pm.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Kempton Park Racecourse is 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. Free parking in available in the centre of the course, accessible via Gate 6 on the A308 (Staines Road East). There is a charge of £5 per vehicle for parking in the main car park.
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