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Sandown Park

14 February 2020

Racing with a military twist


A wonderful day of racing with a special military twist. All are welcome to a celebrate two fantastic traditions steeped in rich history.


A fascinating day of racing and military recognition, featuring one of Sandown Park's oldest races. Book in advance to save!

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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 £69

1875 lounge

a raceday with a difference

With only a limited number of tickets available per raceday, enjoy racing in a new way from the 1875 Lounge - featuring casual seating, a private bar, betting facilities and more. Situated on the first floor, with floor to ceiling windows, you'll get stunning views of the racing, as the lounge provides amazing views of the full racecourse and London's skyline on the horizon.


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NEW DINING & RACING experience from £69

Don't miss the chance to enjoy a stylish yet laidback raceday experience from just £69 per person. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival and deliciously fresh food while exploring Sandown Park's history through the gallery-style imagery on the walls. There's also incredible views of the racing from an external reserved seating area.


The Gallery is an exclusive new space with limited availability, so we advise booking early. Book online now, or contact us on 01372 477 747 to discuss your requirements.


The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery


The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, often referred to simply as ‘The Troop’ duties include the firing of Royal Salutes on Royal Anniversaries and State Occasions. It was His Majesty King George VI’s wish that after the Second World War a troop of Royal Horse Artillery, mounted and dressed in the traditional manner, should take part in the great ceremonies of State.


In 1947, His Majesty inspected the newly formed Riding Troop and said that he wished it to be known as The King’s Troop, a wish that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously supported during her reign, in recognition of her father’s special interest in The Troop.

The Racing & History


The feature race is the Royal Artillery Gold Cup. This is one of Sandown Park’s oldest races having been first run here in 1878, and since run every season since 1921.


The race is restricted to horses that are owned or have been leased by those who are serving or have served in the Royal Artillery or one of its recognised Establishments or Units.


The jockeys must be amateurs and either past or existing members of any of the Armed Forces, making the race unique in every sense.

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