Gates open at 10:30. First race will be at 12:05 and last race at 15:30. Full race schedule here. Tickets are on sale and 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.
The Premier Enclosure is fully SOLD OUT but Grandstand tickets are available.
For those travelling by train, please note that Oyster Cards and contactless aren’t valid at Esher and Skew Arch could be closed (subject to weather). Free minibuses will operate to and from the course, as usual.
Day two of Sandown Park’s December jump racing Festival. Betfair 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 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase, both run over 2 miles. The Betfair 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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For the first time during this fixture, Sandown Park will be operating a joint telecast with fellow Jockey Club Racecourse, Aintree to televise every moment of the Becher Chase Day fixture. Believed to be a first for the sport in the UK, both racecourses have worked with Racing UK to ensure a live broadcast on raceday, with expert analysis and interviews on the ground, is available 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, which is run over a distance of about 3 miles and 2 furlongs and where runners and riders jump twenty-one fences. Two past winners have gone on to win the Grand National; Amberleigh House and Silver Birch
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. All three restaurants are now fully SOLD OUT but a limited number Sliver and Gold Private Box Packages are available from £270 and £360 respectively. 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.
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.
Grandstand Tickets are available on the gate