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Sandown Park

8th March 2019
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Grand Military Gold Cup Day

 

Join us for this wonderful afternoon of racing steeped in military heritage. The feature race, the Grand Military Gold Cup is guaranteed to feature some of the country’s finest military amateur jockeys. 

 

Gates open 12pm, and the first race is at 2pm. See the full order of running below!

The Racing & History

 

The feature race of the day, the Grand Military Gold Cup is a National Hunt Chase open to horses aged five years or older, ran over a distance of 3 miles and ½ furlong. The race is restricted to serving or retired Military Amateur Riders. Ownership of the horses in the race is also limited to serving or ex-serving members of the armed forces. The race was first run in 1841 and the 150th running took place in 2013. Lt Billy Aprahamian galloped to victory on Baden to win the race last year.

 

 

We are doing all we can to keep you safe and wanted to let you know that we’ve enhanced our security at Sandown Park. Please note that random bag checks and additional security searches will be in operation upon arrival, so please allow additional time for entry to the Racecourse.

 

Please note: The Brasserie restaurant will be closed for this event due to being privately booked out.

Plan Your Day

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Bars & Food

Here at Sandown Park we have a wide variety of food and drink outlets available to cater for a plethora of tastes.

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Restaurants

Complete your day at Sandown Park by dining in one of our first class restaurants.

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Order of Running

Time

Race

Distance

2.00pm

THE SPECTRA GROUP ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE

2 miles

2.30pm

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER MEMORIAL AMATEUR RIDERS’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (Sponsored by Annington)

2 miles

3.05pm

THE TEAM ETHOS HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

2 miles 4 furlongs

3.40pm

THE GRAND MILITARY GOLD CUP (A STEEPLE CHASE FOR MILITARY AMATEUR RIDERS) (Sponsored by The Military Mutual)

3 miles

4.10pm

THE EDMUND FERMOY MEMORIAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

2 miles

4.45pm

THE PURE STORAGE NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

 2 miles 4 furlongs

The Going

 

Sandown Park Racecourse

TBC

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