Sandown Park

Photo: Sandown Park Racecourse

Sandown Park

A highlight on the horse racing calendar London’s Night At The Races is under starter’s order at Sandown Park.  Gates open 4pm ahead of live music from 4.20pm and racing from 6pm.  ‘Tickets’ purchased in advance attract a discount.

A six-race card includes not one but two Group 3 races this evening at Sandown Park.  At 7.05pm 11 runners go to post in the Matchbook VIP Henry II Stakes a true test of stamina run over 2 miles.  In 2017 the popular Big Orange took the spoils before heading to Royal Ascot to triumph in the Gold Cup.

At 7.35pm there’s a middle-distance showdown over 1 mile, 2 furlongs in the Matchbook Brigadier Gerard Stakes.  Once again 11 runners and riders will head for the starting gate with the winner in line for a prize of £39,697.

Alongside the racing there’s delicious street food, Pimms, Prosecco and plenty of entertainment to enjoy with live music performances from resident artists of The Roundhouse – sets at 4:20pm, 4:50pm and 5:20pm – featuring everything from folk and soul to pop.

Gates open at 4pm.  First race at 6pm.

Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.  Advance purchases attract a discount.

Tickets on the day at Sandown Park Racecourse are available at the box office at the main entrance.  Under 18s (maximum of 2) are free when accompanied by an adult.

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

The train is recommended 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 which 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.  For train times visit the National Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50.