Sandown Park

One of the principal dual-purpose tracks in Britain, virtually all of Sandown's twenty-six meetings feature top-class racing. On the Flat, there are a number of pattern races highlighted by the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse in July. The three evening meetings are also not to be missed. Over fences, the steeplechase course offers one of the most exciting spectacles in racing, particularly the Railway Fences, three obstacles taken in quick succession down the back straight. The Whitbread Gold Cup brings the National Hunt season to an official close on a day that also features pattern races on the Flat. Sandown Park Racecourse Portsmouth Rd, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ. Official Website:

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BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - Resumption of British horseracing - race dates



Race meeting schedule update-on-resumption-of-racing-planning click here

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - British horseracing focused on returning safely



The leaders of British horseracing say the government’s decision that sport can resume will help save livelihoods and businesses in the £4 billion industry. British racing was suspended from March 18th to allow emergency and NHS workers to focus on COVID-19 and support the national effort.

Since then, Britain’s 59 racecourses have had no income from racing.

BBC NEWS - Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes, according to BHA protocols


Jockeys will wear masks if racing resumes behind closed doors on 1 June, according to British Horseracing Authority (BHA) protocols.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - BHA publishes guidelines for safe resumption of racing



The governing body and regulator for horseracing has published its technical guidelines for participants and staff to allow racing to resume safely behind closed doors.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has worked with racecourses and representatives of trainers, jockeys and staff to adapt a normal race meeting, provide medical screening for all attendees in advance and maintain social distancing.

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Focus on supporting middle and grassroots tiers as minimum race values for first 10 weeks of racing are published


Reduction in prize money inevitable with no crowds on racecourses and betting shops closed

Levy Board contributions allow, on average, minimum prize money levels to remain at just over 80% of the previously permitted minimum levels

Racing’s cross-industry Members Committee agrees focus should be on safeguarding prize money at the mid/lower echelons of the racing pyramid

Initial values cover 10-week period from the resumption of racing and remain under review

BHA PRESS RELEASE - Provisional Flat Pattern and Listed race programme: update



Following the UK government publishing a provisional timetable for the return of professional sport on Monday, the racing industry’s leaders continue to plan for a resumption of racing from 1 June.

British Racing welcomes government timeline for return of sport



Senior executives from British horseracing have welcomed the publication of a timeline for the potential resumption of sporting events by the UK government today. In its document, Our Plan to Rebuild, …



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BHA PRESS RELEASE - Statement from the Board of the British Horseracing Authority



In response to an article in today's Sunday Telegraph, the Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) issued the following statement:

Upcoming packages to look forward to in 2021


With what is proving to be quite a testing and tricky time for us all, we want to shake away the doom and gloom with some exciting racing trips and packages to look forward to come 2021 when things return back to normal…

Let’s start from the beginning



Tingle Creek Chase set for Sandown Park


Tingle Creek Chase set for Sandown Park

One of the biggest horse racing events on the British calendar for December is set as the Betfair Tingle Creek Christmas Festival will take place on 6 December and 7 December. The event will be headlined by the Tingle Creek Chase, which was first run in 1979, with a £150,000 prize purse up for grabs. The winner of the chase will receive £84,000 of the prize purse. The Tingle Creek Chase is one of the major races to end the horse racing year. Fans are gearing up for the yearly event and horse racing betting allows punters to get closer to the action at Sandown Park.

The 2018 winner of the Tingle Creek Chase was Altior, who capped off a tremendous year. Altior’s win in 2018 was his 15th in 15 Jumps races. With the 2019 edition of the race fast approaching, which horse will make their mark at Sandown Park?

What is the Tingle Creek Chase?

The Tingle Creek Chase is one of the premier events on the Jumps circuit. It is a Grade One race that culls together the top two-mile race horses in Britain. The race has become a stepping stone to other prestigious races in recent years. Due to its increased reputation, the Tingle Creek Chase has become a far more sought-after race for trainers and jockeys to compete in. Additionally, punters can use the event to learn about a variety of horses for future races and festivals including Cheltenham and the Queen Mother Champion Chase. The race features horses four-years old and up racing over two miles in distance. The race is a Grade One National Hunt chase with 13 fences for the horses to leap over.

Who will win the Tingle Creek Chase 2019?

Eight horses have been entered to run in the Tingle Creek Chase 2019 on 7 December. Paul Nicholls has won the race on 10 occasions with 2017 being his last win. The trainer will hope one of his charges can gallop to victory again this year. Here is a look at the top three horses running in the Tingle Creek Chase.

Defi Du Seuil – 7/4

Philip Hobbs’ Defi Du Seuil heads the race pack in terms of odds heading into Sandown Park. Defi Du Seuil last ran at Sandown Park in February of this year claiming a win in a two-mile, four-furlong race. Hobbs’ charge has won four of seven races in 2019 and goes into the fixture having last won at Cheltenham in November.

Un De Sceaux – 4/1

Trainer Will Mullins has run Un De Sceaux just twice this year with varying results. Un De Sceaux came fifth in March at Cheltenham and followed it up with a win at Punchestown in April over two miles. The distance in the Tingle Creek Chase could play to Un De Sceaux’s advantage when the race is run. Un De Sceaux won the chase in 2016

Politologue – 4/1

Could Politologue win the Tingle Creek Chase for a second time? Nicholls will hope Politologue can give him an 11th Tingle Creek Chase win. The horse won the chase in 2017 but didn’t return to race in last year’s edition. It has been over a year since Politologue’s last win and the familiarity of Sandown Park could be just what he needs to run to victory.



Fixtures at Sandown Park

Date Course Type
Fri Jun 12 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Jun 13 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Jul 3 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Jul 4 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Wed Jul 22 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Evening - Turf
Thu Jul 23 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Wed Jul 29 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Evening - Turf
Thu Aug 6 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Evening - Turf
Fri Aug 21 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Aug 22 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Sep 11 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Wed Sep 16 2020 Sandown Park Flat - Afternoon - Turf
Sun Nov 8 2020 Sandown Park Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Fri Dec 4 2020 Sandown Park Jump - Afternoon - Turf
Sat Dec 5 2020 Sandown Park Jump - Afternoon - Turf

Sandown Park Races News

BHA Press Release - Return of horseracing in Wales confirmed



Welsh courses and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) are pleased to announce the resumption of racing behind closed doors in Wales.

The first fixture is scheduled for Monday 15th June at Chepstow racecourse.

BHA NEWS - Update from the Resumption of Racing Group



CLICK HERE for the hopes of resumption of horseracing.

BRITISH HORSERACING AUTHORITY NEWS - Update on resumption of racing planning


Race programme and fixture list The BHA has today published a provisional race programme for the remainder of June 2020, which includes the date, location and race conditions for all fixtures scheduled from 9 – 30 June (inclusive). The race programme can be viewed in full here. This will be added to the BHA’s Racing Administration website in the coming days. We have also produced a separate list that shows specifically the Flat Pattern & Listed opportunities during this period.

THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS - British Government Gives Racing The Green Light



Having been off since Mar. 18 due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, racing in Britain has officially been given the go-ahead by government to return on Monday behind closed doors. British racing's much-awaited return will take... [To read this entire TDN News Story, click here.]

JOCKEY CLUB NEWS - This week's round up


Newcastle racecourse will host the first fixture under plans for British horse racing's return behind closed doors next month.



If a return to action is approved by the government, the first meeting would be held on 1 June.