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Ladbrokes Christmas Festival

day two of the festival

 

Day two of the Festival is Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase Day. Named after the charismatic grey who made Kempton Park his own, the day is packed full of quality racing including the Mare’s Handicap Hurdle Race, the Wayward Lad Novices’ Steeple Chase and, of course, The Desert Orchid Chase.

TICKET INFORMATION

 

On Monday 23rd November the Government announced plans to allow a limited number of spectators back into sporting venues in areas of the UK classified as Tiers 1 and 2 from Wednesday 2nd December.

 

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Please read BEFORE YOU BOOK

 

To protect everyone’s health, we require contact details and consent to Covid 19 Code of Conduct for each individual before racecourse entry. The booker will receive an email with instructions on what to do.

As per Government Guidelines, spectators from a Tier 3 postcode will not be allowed entry and tickets will be cancelled and refunded.

All tickets purchased will be issued when all details for track and trace have been filled in and our Covid Code on Conduct and terms of entry' have been accepted.  Please note there may be a slight delay in receiving your tickets.

 

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The Desert Orchid Chase

 

Dessie, as he was affectionately known, was laid to rest at Kempton Park on the 27th December 2006 - the same day as the inaugural running of the race which was won by the Alan King trained Voy Por Ustedes.

 

It has since been won by an array of Jump racing stars including Sire de Grugy, Sprinter Sacre, Special Tiara and Politologue. In 2019, Bun Duran lead from the front in spectacular style.

2019 RACE TIMES

Time

Race

Distance

12:45pm

THE LADBROKES DAILY ODDS BOOSTS INTRODUCTORY JUVENILE HURDLE RACE

2 miles

1:20pm

THE LADBROKES WAYWARD LAD NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 2)

2 miles

1:55pm

THE LADBROKES MARES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (NHMOPS BONUS RACE)

3 miles 1/2 furlong

2:30pm

THE LADBROKES DESERT ORCHID STEEPLE CHASE (GRADE 2)

2 miles

3:05pm

THE LADBROKES “WHERE THE NATION PLAYS” HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

3 miles

 

3:35pm

THE LADBROKES FOOTBALL “ACCA BOOSTY” HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

2 miles

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