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Sandown Park

Saturday 7 March 2020

Prepare for cheltenham

 

Only a few days before the start of The Festival™ Presented By Magners at Cheltenham, this fantastic day is all about gathering your friends and getting ready for the week ahead.

Gates Open

11:30am

First Race

1:20pm

Last Race

4:50pm

Tickets

A day of thrilling Jump racing and great entertainment. The perfect warm-up for the Cheltenham Festival!

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From £15

Hospitality

Our exciting packages combine stunning food with incredible views. Explore our range of dining and hospitality packages to complete your raceday experience.

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From £79

The Racing & History

 

Seven races will be taking place on Paddy Power Imperial Cup Day featuring two Grade 3 hurdles and a listed 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 Cheltenham Festival after winning at Sandown Park.

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all the sport action

 

Enjoy a Saturday of sport all in one place! Look out for the Rugby Zone inside the Grandstand - with plenty of seating, live music from acoustic band The Hares and located near the bar, it's ideal as a base for your day. We'll be showing the following games during and after racing:

  • 12.30pm - Football: Liverpool v Bournemouth
  • 4.45pm - Rugby: England v Wales

a question of Cheltenham

 

After the racing, don't miss the chance to hear exclusive news and tips from top trainers & jockeys just days before The Festival at A Question of Cheltenham. Last year's speakers included top trainer Nicky Henderson, 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockey Paddy Brennan and was hosted by Mick Fitzgerald. This year A Question of Cheltenham takes on an exciting new format, guaranteeing an entertaining and insightful experience for all! Ticket profits go to The Injured Jockeys Fund.

 

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Order of Running

Time

Race

Distance

1.20pm

THE PADDY POWER JUVENILE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE        

2 miles

1.55pm

THE EUROPEAN BREEDERS’ FUND PADDY POWER ‘NATIONAL HUNT’ NOVICES’ HANDICAP HURDLE RACE FINAL (Grade 3)

2 miles 4 furlongs

2.30pm

THE PADDY POWER IMPERIAL CUP HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (Grade 3)

2 miles

3.05pm

THE EUROPEAN BREEDERS FUND MARES’ STANDARD OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE FINAL (Listed Race)

2 miles

3.40pm

THE PADDY POWER HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

3 miles

4.15pm

THE PADDY POWER NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE     

2 miles 4 furlongs

4.50pm

THE PADDYPOWER.COM HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

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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