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Ladbrokes Christmas Festival

BOXING DAY RACING 

 

Day one focusses on the race that underpins the entire festival – The King George VI Steeple Chase. The race draws incredible talent as horses, jockeys and trainers compete to leave a permanent mark in racing history.

TICKET INFORMATION

 

Although we’re all keen to welcome you back to the track as soon as it’s safe and appropriate to do so, Kempton Park Racecourse will be racing behind closed doors until further notice. This follows the latest advice from the Government in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

 

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The King George VI Chase

 

The Grade 1 race first ran in 1937 and was named after the newly crowned king. It was won by Southern Hero who, to date, remains the oldest winner of the race at 12 years old. The King George VI Chase is synonymous with some of the most famous names in racing with Arkle, Pendil, Wayward Lad and Best Mate all taking their place on the roll of honour. 2019 saw an eleventh King George for Paul Nicholls as Clan Des Obeaux notching up back to back wins in the race.

 

THE History OF THE KING GEORGE 

2019 race times

Time

Race

Distance

12:50pm

THE GET YOUR £1 LADBROKES FREE BET TODAY NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE

2 miles

1:20pm

THE LADBROKES “WHERE THE NATION PLAYS” STEEPLE CHASE (A NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP)

2 miles 4½ furlongs

1:55pm

THE LADBROKES KAUTO STAR NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (IN MEMORY OF NIGEL CLARK) (GRADE 1)

3 miles

2:30pm

THE LADBROKES CHRISTMAS HURDLE RACE (GRADE 1)

2 miles

3:05pm

THE LADBROKES KING GEORGE VI STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 1)

3 miles

 

3:40pm

THE LADBROKES HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

2 miles 5 furlongs

Racing at Home

With racing back on some of our tracks, find everything you need here to enjoy the racing from home.

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Where can I watch?

All the information you need to join in and watch the racing action at home.

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How will we Race Behind Closed Doors?

We explain the procedures and practices we will undertake to make sure racing behind closed doors remains safe.

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The Going

 

Click here to find the updated Going.

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