A bumper crowd is expected for Coral Trophy Day at Kempton Park as the countdown to next month’s Cheltenham Festival continues. Book in advance here to secure 50% off the gate price – use the promo code CHASE50 if not applied automatically.
Congratulations to Christian Williams-trained Cap Du Nord, fifth in the race last season, who won the 2022 Coral Trophy at Kempton Park with jockey Jack Tudor on board. Stay tuned here for 2023 Trophy Day at Kempton Park ticket news as soon as released. And for spectator events coming up in London – including horse racing – visit our What’s On page.
They’re under starters order’s for a quality afternoon of jump racing with seven races on the card at Coral Trophy Day at Kempton Park and a total of £366,800 in prize money to be won. Taking place at this historic racecourse in Surrey just 16 miles from central London, racing gets underway from 1.15pm.
The Adonis Juvenile Hurdle Race at 1.50pm is the first of three Class 1 races all with a prize fund of £60,000. They include at 2.25pm the Coral Pendil Novices’ Steeple Chase followed by the Sky Bet Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle Race at 3pm. Both races which 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 (previously known as the Handicap Chase). A Grade 3 race for horses aged 5 years and older the increased prize fund of £150,000 will likely attract a strong field. The winnings available put the race up there with the likes of the Welsh Grand National and Scottish Grand National in terms of value. In 2021 a total of 17 runners went to post at Kempton; Ireland’s Clondaw Castle, trained by Tom George and ridden by Jonathan Burke, was the winner.
🗝️ Gates open at 11.15am.
🏇 First race at 1.15pm.
🏇 Feature race – the Grade 3 Handicap Chase – at 3.35pm.
🏇 Last race at 4.45pm.
🎟️ Tickets for the Kempton Park Chase Day are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link. Book in advance to save 50% off the gate price – add the promo code CHASE50 if not applied automatically.
🚊🚗 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.