A fantastic day at the races and start of the festive season, day two of the Tingle Creek Christmas Festival is not to be missed. Expect a day filled with plenty of Christmas cheer and entertainment as gates open at 10:30, and look out for the choir, mince pies and a brilliant oompah band! Under 18s go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult, and group booking discounts are available. Luxurious hospitality starts from just £159pp - see below for more details or contact our friendly team on 01372 477747.
Day two of the Betfair Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Chase Day attracts crowds of racing fans and horses from afar, combining Grade 1 racing with heartwarming festivities. The two Grade 1 races are the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase and the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase, both run over 2 miles. The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase is one of the key races of the season, won last year by POLITOLOGUE. Steeped in history, the race boasts an impressive list of 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.
Make your Christmas raceday extra special by soaking up the atmosphere in one of our hospitality areas. The Equus Restaurant has now SOLD OUT. Silver and Gold Private Box Packages are available from £289pp and £369pp respectively. Contact our friendly team on 01372 477 747 to discuss your requirements further or to make a hospitality reservation or booking.
The new Christmas Cracker Package is now available for £159 pp and includes Premier entry and entry to the Solario suite, reserved seating, two course Christmas carvery, car parking and racecard.
Back by popular demand at this year’s Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Chase Day, we’re transforming Esher Hall into a Bavarian Beer Hall once again! The hall will be open for all ticket holders to enjoy and get into the festive spirit. The Bavarian Beer Hall package is now available which includes a voucher for a pint of beer and a sausage from Esher Hall. After racing the hall will become the venue for the after party featuring, old favourites, The Chip Shop Boys!
Following a hugely successful event last year, we’re running the Doubleheader once again. Sandown Park will be operating a joint telecast with fellow Jockey Club Racecourse, Aintree to televise every moment of the Becher Chase Day fixture, with expert analysis and interviews on the ground at both sites. For those who love The Grand National Festival, Becher Chase is the only other chance to see some of the sport’s heavyweights battle over the well-known fences such as Becher’s Brook, Canal Turn and Valentine’s. The Becher Chase is a Grade Three National Hunt chase open to horses aged five years or older, where runners and riders jump twenty-one fences over a distance of about 3 miles and 2 furlongs. Two past winners have gone on to win the Grand National; Amberleigh House and Silver Birch.
In the Premier Enclosure there’s a host of delicious flavours available. Savour marinated sirloin steak, mouth-watering desserts and a fresh British Cheese Selection in our 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 Just Gin Box and numerous other bars.
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!
For those travelling by train, please note that Oyster Cards and contactless aren’t valid at Esher and free minibuses will operate to and from the course. 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.
Tickets and hospitality available now