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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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The ultimate way to soak up the atmosphere of the Christmas Festival. Explore private box packages and fine dining experiences now.

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From £339


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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. Our popular Kauto Club has now SOLD OUT for Boxing Day but why not book a Reserved Seat in the Premier Enclosure or view some of our delicious Hospitality options.



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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Get ready for two days of iconic Jump racing. Arrive early to soak up all the excitement, and all restaurants and bars open as gates do.


Gates open: 10.00am

First race: 12.50pm

Ladbrokes King George VI Chase: 3.05pm

Last race: 3.40pm


Race timings may be subject to change, please check back nearer the event.

Panoramic restaurant

AVAILABLE 26th & 27th December

See all the racing from the best seat in the house in our glass-fronted restaurant. Enjoy a private table with your own screen for close up action plus:

  • Glass of Champagne on arrival & canapés 
  • Three course à la carte meal
  • British cheeseboard, coffee and mints to follow
  • Half a bottle of house wine per person
  • Complimentary racecard & betting facility
  • Car parking


King George VI Chase Day: Limited space remains £339 per person

Desert Orchid Chase Day: £179 per person


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Due to tables selling fast, please call 01372 477 747 if you're looking to book for less than four or more than six guests.


Frequently Asked Questions

From where to park to what to wear, find out all you need to know ahead of the big day.

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Choose the perfect spot for you with our guide to the enclosures at the Ladbrokes Christmas Festival.

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