Day two of Sandown Park’s December jump racing Festival. Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Chase Day attracts crowds of racing fans and horses from afar. The day combines Grade 1 racing with an heartwarming festive atmosphere. The two Grade 1 races are the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase and the Tingle Creek Chase, both run over 2 miles. The Tingle Creek Chase is one of the key races of the season, won in 2016 by the Willie Mullins train UN DE SCEAUX. The race is steeped in history and has an impressive list of previous champions with the likes of DESERT ORCHID, MOSCOW FLYER, KAUTO STAR, SPRINTER SACRE and SIRE DE GRUGY taking their place on the roll of honour. The event was first run in 1979, and named in honour of Tingle Creek, a popular National Hunt racehorse in the 1970s.
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Gates open at 10:30. First race will be at approximately 12:30 and last race 15:30. Full race schedule coming soon. Tickets are on sale, starting at £25. Further group booking discounts available. Under 18s go FREE when accompanied by an adult. Hospitality starting from £150pp, see below for more details or contact the team on 01372 477747.
Make your Christmas raceday extra special by soaking up the atmosphere from one of our award winning restaurants or from the comfort of your own Private Box. Dine in our fine dining restaurant, Equus, located on the 2nd floor of the main grandstand with fantastic views of the track and choose between three courses for £195pp or four courses for £235pp. We also have a two-course Christmas Carvery package available for £150pp. All restaurant packages include Premier entry. Alternatively, Sliver and Gold Private Box Packages are available from £270 and £360 respectively. For a more relaxed dining experience our Legends package at £150pp is a great value option. 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, The Cocktail Box and numerous bars.
As a brand new addition to this year’s Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Chase Day, we will be transforming the Esher Hall into a Bavarian Beer Hall for a true festive racing experience. The hall will be open for all ticket holders to enjoy, no additional ticket required. Or upgrade your ticket to include a pint and a bratwurst for just £10!
If you would like some more information on horseracing, 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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