Saturday 9th March
Only three days before the start of The Festival™ at Cheltenham, this ITV Racing broadcasted day is all about gathering your friends and getting geared up for the week ahead. The feature race, the Matchbook Imperial Cup is where future stars often make their mark. 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. Hospitality is also available starting from £139 per person, contact our hospitality team on 01372 47 77 47 for more details. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about entertainment and the Cheltenham Preview Panel.
7 races will be taking place on Matchbook Imperial Cup day featuring two Grade 3 hurdles and a listed National Hunt flat race. The Imperial Cup was first run in 1907 and was considered the most important and prestigious hurdle race of the season right up until the launch of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in 1927. The likes of Olympian, Blowing Wind and Gaspara have all gone on to win at the Cheltenham Festival after winning at Sandown Park. The race was won by Mr Antolini ridden by Jamie Bargary and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.
Enhance your day and choose from a range of hospitality options to experience the ultimate raceday at Sandown Park. We are offering a Carvery Package for £75pp which includes two courses, access to Premier Enclosure and a private table. Book into our fine dining restaurant, Equus and choose between three courses for £139pp or four courses for £179pp. Alternatively, private box packages start at £199pp. Contact a member of our team on 01372 477 747 for more information or to make a hospitality reservation or booking.
In the Premier Enclosure diners can enjoy delights such as marinated sirloin steak, delicious desserts and British Cheese Selections in our walk up restaurant, The Brasserie. 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.
Download The 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 or use the social media log in facility to use unlimited WiFi all day at the races.
Book in advance to save