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Ladbrokes Christmas Festival



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. Many champions go on to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham the following March.


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Don't miss a second of the action at your day at the races. With five to choose from, read our guide to the enclosures at the Festival and decide which is best for you.



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, with Clan Des Obeaux joining the list in 2018.


Find out more about the incredible rich history of the race. 


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The triple crown chase

The biggest bonus in Jump racing will again be offered to any horse which can win the three most prestigious Grade One staying chases in the 2019-20 season; the Betfair Chase, the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase and the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup. 11-times Champion Jumps Trainer Paul Nicholls has announced he's aiming to win the £1 million Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown this year with two of his stable stars.


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The hustle and bustle of railside, or a seat in the stands? Close to the finish line or handy for the bar? Don't miss any of the action

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