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Ladbrokes Christmas Festival

26 December 2021

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.

Official Racecard

Get the free digital racecard for Ladbrokes King George VI Chase Day 2020 here.

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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.

 

Frodon won the 2020 Ladbrokes King George VI Chase for trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Bryony Frost, who became the first female rider to win the race. Frodon led throughout the three-mile race and held off the fast-finishing Waiting Patiently to give trainer Paul Nicholls his 12th King George win.

 

THE History OF THE KING GEORGE 

race times

Time

Race

Distance

12:40pm

THE GET YOUR LADBROKES £1 FREE BET NOVICES' HURDLE RACE

2 miles

1:15pm

THE PLAY LADBROKES 5-A-SIDE ON FOOTBALL NOVICES' LIMITED HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

2 miles 4 furlongs

1:50pm

THE LADBROKES KAUTO STAR NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE

3 miles

2:25pm

THE LADBROKES CHRISTMAS HURDLE RACE (GRADE 1)

2 miles

3:00pm

THE LADBROKES KING GEORGE VI STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 1)

3 miles

 

3:35pm

THE LADBROKES COMMITTED TO SAFER GAMBLING HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

2 miles 5 furlongs

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