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Sandown Park

15th February 2019

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Royal Artillery Gold Cup Day


Missed the racing? Join us for an afternoon of Jump racing at Sandown Park this Friday 15th February.


All are welcome to enjoy this day of racing with a special military twist.


The Grade 2 Kingmaker Novices Chase from Warwick Racecourse will be added to the card, meaning the first race is now 12.50pm. The Royal Artillery Gold Cup remains at 3pm, full order of running is below.


Gates open at 11.30am.

Ticket Sales

Tickets are no longer available for this day to purchase online, but don't worry, you can still purchase tickets on the gate.


On the gate tickets available from £20

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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. Last years winner was Guy Disney on Rathlin Rose, who were also victorious in 2017.

About 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.

Order of Running




12.50pm Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Race

2 miles


'Ubique' Handicap Chase

2 miles


Agetur UK Kingmaker Novices' Steeple Chase (Grade 2)

2 miles


Weatherbys TBA Jane Seymour Mares' Novices' Hurdle Race (Grade 2)

2 miles 4 furlongs


Castel Royal Artillery Gold Cup (A Steeple Chase For Military Amateur Riders)

3 miles


Dickie Pile 80th Birthday 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Race

2 miles

4.05pm Handicap Chase (For The Alanbrooke Challenge Cup)

3 miles

4.35pm Novices' Handicap Hurdle

2 miles 4 furlongs

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