9th March 2019
Matchbook Imperial Cup Day
A taste of Cheltenham, but only 25 minutes from London.
Only three days before the start of The Festival™ at Cheltenham, this ITV Racing broadcasted day is all about gathering your friends and getting geared up for the week ahead. The feature race, the Matchbook Imperial Cup is where future stars often make their mark. Tickets will be on sale soon so be sure to book in advance to save. Children under 18 go FREE when accompanied by an adult. Hospitality is also available starting from £139 per person, contact our hospitality team on 01372 47 77 47 for more details. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about entertainment and the Cheltenham Preview Panel.
The Racing & History
7 races will be taking place on Matchbook Imperial Cup Day featuring two Grade 3 hurdles and a listed National Hunt flat race. The Imperial Cup was first run in 1907 and was considered the most important and prestigious hurdle race of the season right up until the launch of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in 1927. The likes of Olympian, Blowing Wind and Gaspara have all gone on to win at the Cheltenham Festival after winning at Sandown Park. The race was won by Mr Antolini ridden by Jamie Bargary and trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies.