tingle creek chase

Horse Racing

Tingle Creek Chase Day

๐Ÿ‡ย They’re under starters orders at Sandown Park Racecourse for Tingle Creek Chase Day.ย  National Hunt racing at its best is guaranteed at one Sandown’s biggest racedays of the year.ย  Tickets will go on sale here later this year.

The Betfair Tingle Creek Festival is back for 2022, an ever-popular occasion for friends and family to get together before Christmas to enjoy some top quality jump racing action.

Two days of top-class Jump racing starts on Friday with a six-race card including the Grade Two Winter Novices’ Hurdle over two and a half miles.

The feature of the festival is the Tingle Creek Chase on the Saturday; a race steeped in history testing speed and jumping for the best two mile chasers around.ย  This Grade 1 (the highest quality races in National Hunt) feature race is one of the biggest staged at Sandown Park and attracts the best horses and jockeys from afar.

First run in 1979 the race – named in honour of Tingle Creek a popular horse in the 1970s – has a roll call of champions including Flagship Uberalles (a three-time winner) and the legendary Kauto Star.ย  And over the last 10 years equine stars such as Sprinter Sacre and Altior have prevailed.ย  Last year Greaneteen, ridden by Bryony Frost, took the honours while in 2020 it was Politologue with Harry Skelton on board who took first prize.ย  Both horses were trained by champion trainer Paul Nicholls.

Today’s action features not one but two Grade 1 showdowns, with the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase likely to feature the stars of the futures.

Who will be The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase champion of 2021?ย  Sandown Park Racecourse this afternoon is the place to find out.

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Tickets in advance available via the โ€˜Get Ticketsโ€™ link.ย  Under 18s (maximum of 2) are free when accompanied by an adult.

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Gates open: 10.00am.

๐Ÿ‡ First race:ย 12.05pm.

๐Ÿ‡ Last race: 3.35pm.ย 

๐ŸšŠ๐Ÿš—ย Travel tips: Free car parking is available in the centre of the racecourse accessible from the More Lane entrance.ย  Parking in the main Sandown Park car park off Portsmouth Road costs ยฃ5.

The train is recommended if travelling by public transport from central London.ย  Esher railway station – a 30-minute journey from London Waterloo – is the nearest one to course.ย  The station is a 10-minute walk from the main entrance which can be reached by crossing the centre of the course on racedays.ย  Note: Esher station is located outside of Zones 1-6 and paper ticket should be purchased as Oyster Cards are not valid.ย  For train times visit the National Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50.

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