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Sandown Park

Saturday 1 February
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An afternoon of jump racing

 

Betway Contenders Day is an exciting Saturday afternoon of Jump racing. The day often gives away some handy Cheltenham Festival pointers, so join us for the live action and keep an eye on the winners!

Key timings

 

Gates open: 10.45am
First race: 12.40pm
Last race: 4.10pm

 

All our restaurants and bars open as gates do, so we recommend arriving early to make the most of your day. For individual race times, view the Order of Running below.

retraining of racehorses - parade of champions

 

Make sure you see the stars of Jump racing off the track too, as Retraining of Racehorses enter the Parade Ring with three legendary ex racers. Get up close and personal to Tingle Creek two-time champion, Sire De Grugy, see Cue Card, the Cheltenham successor and Her Majesty The Queen's very own Barbers Shop.

 

Sire De Grugy confirmed himself as one of the best chasers in his racing career, and now enjoys daily hacks with the Moore family. Barbers Shop went on to triumph for Her Majesty at Royal Windsor Horse Show and Cue Card has taken well to his new career in showing at a top yard in Essex. But, for one day only, these three champions return the racecourse!

 

Meet Cue Card and Barbers Shops on the Owners & Trainers Lawn at 1:00pm -1:45pm & 2:20pm - 2:50pm.

quality Racing

 

This is a day filled with high-quality jump racing, and a race that is a window into potential Cheltenham Festival ones to watch. The Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) is open to horses 5 years and older. Last year's winner Defi Du Seuil went on to win JLT Novices' Chase (Grade 1) at Cheltenham Festival a month later. Who will succeed this season?

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1875 lounge

sold out

Enjoy racing in a new way from the 1875 Lounge. Featuring casual seating, a private bar, betting facilities and more, it's everything you could need for a raceday. Situated on the first floor with floor to ceiling windows, you'll get stunning views of the racing, as the lounge provides amazing views of the full racecourse and London's skyline on the horizon.

THE GALLERY

sold out

The Gallery is a stylish yet laidback raceday experience from just £69 per person. With a welcome drink on arrival and deliciously fresh food, guests explore Sandown Park's history through the gallery-style imagery on the walls. There's also incredible views of the racing from an external reserved seating area. The Gallery SOLD OUT in advance, but there is still space in our premium restaurant Equus.

 

Limited space remains in Equus - call 01372 477747 to upgrade or book from £99.

GUEST ALES plus your chance to win

 

Exclusive to Betway Contenders Day, sample some of the unique beers and ales in the Hops & Craft bar brought to us by Windsor and Eton Brewery. Each drink has its own style and character, so whether you're a beer newcomer or expert there's something for you to enjoy. 

 

What's more, we have several Windsor & Eton goody bags and free drinks to give away on the day - so keep your eyes peeled!

all the sport action

 

Enjoy a Saturday of sport all in one place on Betway Contenders Day. We'll be showing the 12.30pm Leicester v Chelsea game and the 2.15pm Six Nations Wales v Italy game inside the Grandstand for you to catch between races.

 

FIND TICKETS

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Order of Running

Time

Race

Distance

12.40pm

THE BETWAY NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (Novices’ Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier)

2 miles

1.15pm

THE BETWAY CASINO HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

2 miles

1.50pm

THE BETWAY CONTENDERS HURDLE RACE (Listed Race)

2 miles

2.25pm

THE BETWAY SCILLY ISLES NOVICES’ STEEPLE CHASE (Grade 1)

2 miles 4 furlongs

3.00pm

THE BETWAY HEROES HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (Grade 3)

2 miles 7½ furlongs

3.35pm

THE BETWAY MASTERS HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

3 miles

4.10pm

THE HEED YOUR HUNCH AT BETWAY NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE

2 miles 4 furlongs

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Terms & Conditions

As part of ensuring our guests enjoy a safe environment while attending Sandown Park Racecourse, we thank you for cooperating with our routine search procedures on arrival. Find our full terms & conditions of entry here.

Following redevelopments at Sandown Park, please be aware the Grandstand View suite has been transformed into the 1875 Lounge. Grandstand ticket holders will still be able to enjoy the external terrace overlooking the Parade Ring, but no longer access the first floor bars.

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