Gates open at approximately 11.30am with the first race at 1.20 pm. A full running order can be seen here. All are welcome to enjoy this day with a special military twist. Tickets in the grandstand enclosure are £16 and £22.40 in the Premier enclosure when booked in advance. Children under 18 go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Hospitality starts from £90pp contact our hospitality team on 01372 47 77 47 for more details. Tickets can be booked online or by calling 03445 793 012.
The day is set to hold 7 races of which the feature race is the Royal Artillery Gold Cup. This is one of Sandown Park’s oldest races having been first run here in 1878. It has been run at the racecourse every season since 1921. The race is restricted to horses that are owned or have been leased by those who are serving or have served in the Royal Artillery or one of its recognized Establishments or Units. The jockeys must be amateurs and either past or existing members of any of the Armed Forces, making the race unique in every sense. Last years winner was Guy Disney on Rathlin Rose.
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, often referred to simply as ‘The Troop’ duties include the firing of Royal Salutes on Royal Anniversaries and State Occasions. It was His Majesty King George VI’s wish that after the Second World War a troop of Royal Horse Artillery, mounted and dressed in the traditional manner, should take part in the great ceremonies of State. In 1947, His Majesty inspected the newly formed Riding Troop and said that he wished it to be known as The King’s Troop, a wish that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously supported during her reign, in recognition of her father’s special interest in The Troop.
Make your raceday extra special by soaking up the atmosphere from one of our award winning restaurants or from the comfort of your own Private Box. Prices start at £99pp for 3 courses in Equus and Silver box packages are available at £129pp. Contact our friendly 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.
Alongside the Royal Artillery Gold Cup are 6 other Jump races. If you would like some more information on horse racing, Racing Explained can give you all the information you need to prepare for a day at the races, from picking a winner, the racecard, jockeys and trainers and understanding odds. You can even search ‘racing terms’ to get up to speed on the racing jargon. Click here to visit Racing Explained
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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