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Sandown Park

Friday 6 March 2020

an afternoon steeped in military heritage

 

A wonderful afternoon of military racing with The Grand Military Gold Cup as the feature race. It is a race that is guaranteed to feature some of the country’s finest military amateur jockeys.

Gates Open

12:00pm

First Race

1:50pm

Last Race

4:40pm

Tickets

A day of thrilling Jump racing and great entertainment.

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From £15

Hospitality

Our exciting restaurant packages combine delicious cuisine with incredible views. 

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From £69

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What to expect

 

This day, steeped in history, will bring impressive military displays and traditions to racing including regimental music and marches after the Military Hurdle and Grand Military Gold Cup races. 

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.

 

 

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Dining options

 

This day is very popular for hospitality and dining options, so please note that The Brasserie restaurant will be closed due to being privately booked. Try our popular Equus Restaurant or don't miss your opportunity to experience our new dining space, The Gallery.

 

In this chic dining area enjoy a private bar, reserved outside seating area, and a welcome drink on arrival. If you fancy a quick bite there are plenty of options around the course from burgers and street fries to delicious vegan options.

 

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Order of Running

Time

Race

Distance

1.50pm

THE SPECTRA GROUP ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE

2 miles

2.25pm

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

2 miles

3.00pm

THE TEAM ETHOS HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

2 miles 4 furlongs

3.35pm

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

3 miles

4.05pm

THE ELMBRIDGE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

2 miles

4.40pm

THE PURE STORAGE NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

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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