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Tuesday 27 December

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.

Approximate timings, likely to change closer to the raceday.

GATES OPEN

10.30am

FIRST RACE

12.45pm

feature race

2.30pm

LAST RACE

3.40pm

START TIMES RACE DISTANCE
12.45pm The Ladbrokes We Play Together Introductory Juvenile Hurdle Race (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)  (CL 2)
about TWO MILES (2m)
1.20pm
The Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices’ Steeple Chase (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE)  (CL 1)
about TWO MILES (2m)
1.55pm
The Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side on Football Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)  (CL 2)
THREE MILES ABOUT HALF A FURLONG (3m 121 yds)
2.30pm
The Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Steeple Chase (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE)  (CL 1)
about TWO MILES (2m)
3.05pm
The Play Ladbrokes 1-2-Free On Football Handicap Steeple Chase (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)  (CL 2)
about THREE MILES (3m)
3.40pm
The Ladbrokes Committed to Safer Gambling Handicap Hurdle Race (CLASS 3)  (CL 3)
about TWO MILES (2m)

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.

 

In 2021 Shiskin produced what jockey Nico de Boinville described as a “phenomenal” performance to blow away his rivals in the Grade Two Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase – his first appearace on a racecourse for 261 days.

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