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Horse Racing

Tingle Creek Chase Day at Sandown Park

🏇 They’re under starters orders at Sandown Park Racecourse for Tingle Creek Chase Day, part of a two-day festival of pre-Christmas Jump racing.  National Hunt racing at its best is guaranteed at one Sandown’s biggest race days of 2024. 

🎟️ Tickets are on sale here.

🎟️🎫 Hospitality options are available.  Email premium@sportonspec.co.uk with ‘Tingle Creek Chase Day’ in the subject box for price/package info OR complete the short form here. 

The Betfair Tingle Creek Festival is back for 2024, an ever-popular occasion for friends and family to get together before Christmas to enjoy some top quality jump racing action.  Purchase your Tingle Creek Chase tickets now to enjoy the action live. 

The two-day festival across 6-7 December has lift-off on Friday.  This features a six-race card headlined by the Grade Two Winter Novices’ Hurdle over two and a half miles.

The feature of the festival is Saturday’s Tingle Creek Chase.  A race steeped in history testing speed and jumping for the best two mile chasers around.  This Grade 1 (the highest quality races in National Hunt) feature race is one of the biggest staged at Sandown Park and attracts some of the best horses and jockeys in the UK and Ireland. 


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.  And over the last 10 years equine stars such as Sprinter Sacre and Altior have prevailed. 

In addition to Tingle Creek feature race, Saturday’s action features a second Grade 1 showdown, the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase, likely to feature some stars of the future.

Last year 100-30 favourite Jonbon scooped the first prize in the Tingle Creek, beating defending champion Edwardstone on testing ground at Sandown Park.  The star chaser, ridden by Nico de Bonville, made it a third win in the race for trainer Nicky Henderson, following in the hoofsteps of jumps superstars Altior and Sprinter Sacre.  In 2022 at the same fixture Jonbon had asserted his credentials as a leading novice chaser with a flawless performance in the Close Brothers Henry VIII Novice Chase. 

In 2021, Greaneteen, ridden by Bryony Frost, took the Tingle Creek honours.  Politologue with Harry Skelton on board who took first prize in 2020.  Champion trainer Paul Nicholls trained both horses.

Who will be The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase champion of 2024?  Sandown Park Racecourse this afternoon is the place to find out!


🎟️ Tingle Creek Chase tickets are on sale via theGet Tickets link. 

🎟️🎫 Hospitality options are available.  Email premium@sportonspec.co.uk with ‘Tingle Creek Chase Day’ in the subject box for price/package info OR complete the short form here. 

DAY 1 – Friday 6 December timings*

🗝️ Gates open: 10.45am.

🏇 First race12.40pm.

🏇 Last race: 3.30pm. 

*Note: timings are subject to change.

DAY 2 – Saturday 7 December (featuring the Tingle Creek Chase) timings**

🗝️ Gates open: 10am.

🏇 First race12.05pm.

🏇 Last race: 3.35pm. 

**Note: timings are subject to change.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Free car parking is available in the centre of the racecourse.  This is accessible from the More Lane entrance.  Parking in the main Sandown Park car park off Portsmouth Road costs £5.

Use the train 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.  This 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.  Plan your journey using the Transport for London website.

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