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Sandown Park

Friday 12 March 2021

Please note this date is provisional until the British Horseracing Authority release the official 2021 Fixture List and could be subject to change.

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.

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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.

 

All are welcome, whether from a military background or not, to enjoy this unique Friday of Jump racing.

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.

The Going

 

Sandown Park Racecourse - View the latest Going here

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