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Sandown Park

9th March 2019

Prepare for Extraordinary, 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. It's a great opportunity to experience a piece of Cheltenham if you aren't going and the perfect warm up if you are!


There's lots of entertainment aside from the racing including an Irish band, mini Guinness Village and more!


After the racing, don't miss the chance to hear exclusive news and tips from top trainers & jockeys just days before The Festival on The Cheltenham Preview Panel. Tickets available as an upgrade online.




More information and tickets will be available soon. Please view our Events page for more information on tickets currently available for other race fixtures. 


For ticket enquiries - please call us.

For hospitality enquiries - please email us.

The Racing & History


7 races will be taking place on Matchbook 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 the Cheltenham Festival after winning at Sandown Park.

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Bars & Food

Here at Sandown Park we have a wide variety of food and drink outlets available to cater for a plethora of tastes.

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Complete your day at Sandown Park by dining in one of our first class restaurants.

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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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