Gates open to the public at approximately 12 noon for this wonderful afternoon of racing steeped in military heritage. The feature race, the Grand Military Gold Cup is guaranteed to feature some of the country’s finest military amateur jockeys. Tickets will be on sale soon so be sure to book in advance to save. Children under 18 go FREE when accompanied by an adult.
The feature race of the day, the Grand Military Gold Cup is a National Hunt Chase open to horses aged five years or older, ran over a distance of 3 miles and ½ furlong. The race is restricted to serving or retired Military Amateur Riders. Ownership of the horses in the race is also limited to serving or ex-serving members of the armed forces. The race was first run in 1841 and the 150th running took place in 2013. Lt Billy Aprahamian galloped to victory on Baden to win the race last year.
The Brasserie will be closed on this day but there are plenty of other food outlets around the racecourse. The Moet & Chandon Champagne Bar serves seafood platters, moules mariniere and tasty bloomer sandwiches. Freshly cooked venison and rib eye steak baguettes are on offer from The Atalanta amongst various other options. Alternatively, located in the Grandstand Enclosure, The Market Place offers tastings from around the world. Further options include Costa coffee and numerous bars.
Why not make a proper day of it and choose from a range of hospitality options to experience the ultimate raceday at Sandown Park. Tables in the Equus restaurant and private box packages are still available and start at £139pp. Contact a member of our team on 01372 477 747 for more information or to make a hospitality reservation or booking.
Download the brand new Jockey Club app for either iPhone or Android. On here you’ll find a racecard with all the runners and riders on the day. Not sure who to put your bet on? Have a look at the expert tips! Find all the latest raceday info and even competitions where you could win some great prizes! Download now and race on!
Don’t forget to hop onto our FREE Jockey Club WiFi. When you arrive, simply go to your WiFi settings, choose the ‘Free Jockey Club WiFi’ network and fill in your details to use unlimited WiFi all day at the races.
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