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Coral Trophy Day at Kempton Park Racecourse

🏇 A bumper crowd is expected at Kempton Park for the ever-popular Coral Trophy Day as the countdown to next month’s Cheltenham Festival continues. 

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

CONGRATULATIONS to Forward Plan, winner of the 2024 Coral Trophy.  The 15-2 shot, ridden by Ben Godfrey, produced a rousing finish to overhaul his rivals.  Trained by Anthony Honeyball, the eight-year-old came flying out of the pack in the home straight to deny 28-1 outsider Al Dancer who finished in second.  Stay tuned here for Trophy Day at Kempton Park ticket news for 2025!


They’re under starters order’s for a quality afternoon of jump racing at Kempton.  The historic racecourse in Surrey is just 16 miles from central London.  There are seven races on the card with prize money over £400,000 up for grabs.  Racing at Coral Trophy Day at Kempton Park gets underway from 1.15pm.  

The Adonis Juvenile Hurdle Race at 1.50pm has a prize pot of £80,000.  It’s the first of four graded races.  These include the Pendil Novices’ Steeple Chase and 2.25pm and Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle Race at 3pm.  The races regularly feature horses heading to the Cheltenham Festival; the latter for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

The big race of the day goes off at 3.35pm, the Coral Trophy run over three miles.  A Class 1 race for horses aged 5 years and older it has an enticing prize fund of £150,000.  The winnings available put the race in similar company to the likes of the Welsh Grand National and Scottish Grand National in terms of value. 

The roll of honour for the Coral Trophy demonstrates the quality of the race.  Four-time King George VI Chase winner and 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Desert Orchid won it in 1990.  The prize has also been used as a stepping stone to Grand National glory in the same year.  Both Rough Quest (1996) and Rhyme ‘n’ Reason (1988) can claim that honour.

Last year Our Power, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies and trained by Sam Thomas, claimed victory at odds of 11/2 to follow up his third place in 2022.  Who will win the famous trophy in 2024?  All roads lead to Kempton Park this afternoon to find out!


🎟️ Tickets are off sale.    

🎟️🎫 Hospitality options are off sale.  Email with ‘Trophy Day at Kempton Park’ in the subject box to receive 2025 price/package info when published.  

🗝️ Gates open at 11.15am.

🏇 First race at 1.15pm. 

🏇 Last race at 4.45pm. 

🚊🚗 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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