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Sandown Park

8th March 2019

Grand Military Gold Cup Day


Gates open to the public at approximately 12 noon 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. Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to book in advance to save. Children under 18 go FREE when accompanied by an adult.

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.



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


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The Going


Sandown Park Racecourse

Chase - Good to Soft, Soft in places (Back Straight Good in places)

Hurdle - Soft (Back Straight Good to Soft in places)

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