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THE CORAL SUMMER FESTIVAL STARTS IN...

Saturday 2 July

QUALITY RAcing AT SANDOWN RACECOURSE

 

Coral-Eclipse Day is the ultimate day of summer Flat racing, holding seven thrilling races including the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse. This prestigious race provides the first opportunity to see the cream of this year’s three year old crop take on the best of the older horses in a not-to-be missed Group One clash of the titans.

 

The Aiden O’Brien trained St Mark's Basilica won impressively under Ryan Moore in 2021 beating Addeybb & Mishriff into second and third.

GATES

OPEN

11:00

FIRST

RACE

1:50

LAST

RACE

5:20

AFTER 

PARTY

5:30

START TIMES
RACE
DISTANCE
1:50 THE CORAL CHARGE (GROUP 3) 5f
2:25 THE CORAL CHALLENGE (HANDICAP) 1m
3:00 THE CORAL DISTAFF (LISTED RACE)   1m
3:35 THE CORAL-ECLIPSE (GROUP 1) 1m 2f
4:10 THE CORAL PLAY "RACING-SUPER-SERIES" FOR FREE HANDICAP STAKES 1m 2f
4:45 THE CORAL "BEATEN-BY-A-LENGTH" HANDICAP STAKES 1m 2f
5:20 THE CORAL "GET CLOSER TO THE ACTION" HANDICAP STAKES 5f

PARKING & TRAVEL

  • Complimentary parking is available in the Centre of the Course, accessible via More Lane
  • Parking in also available in the Portsmouth Road Car Park and is charged at £5.00 per car
  • The Entrance from Esher Train Station across the centre of the course will be open for this fixture and we also operate a shuttle bus service from Esher Station to our Main Entrance
  • Please remember that Esher rail station is located outside of Zones 1-6 and that Oyster Cards are not valid when travelling to Esher. A paper ticket must be purchased in advance of travelling

 

ADMISSION & ARRIVAL

  • Gates will open at 11:00
  • The first Race is at 13:50
  • The feature race - The Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) is at 15:35
  • The last Race is at 17:20
  • You can access the Racecourse via our Main Entrance (Portsmouth Road) or via our Grandstand Crossing in the centre of the course. Premier ticket holders and Members can also use the Members Crossing in the centre of the course
  • Please ensure you have your tickets ready to be scanned on arrival
  • We will be operating both Grandstand and Premier Enclosures for this fixture. Grandstand ticket holders can upgrade to the Premier Enclosure on the day (card/contactless payment only, subject to availability)
  • We are looking forward to welcoming you to The Coral Summer Festival - Coral-Eclipse Day at Sandown Park Racecourse. We hope that the weather will be kind, but such is the nature of the great British weather that we cannot guarantee it will be! Therefore we suggest you dress appropriately and keep an eye on the forecasts ahead of the event
  • Please note that our Premier Dress Code will apply to all Premier Enclosure ticket holders. For more information click here
  • We operate cashless sales throughout our food and drink outlets, including concessions. For betting facilities cash payment will still be accepted, but contactless payments are recommended
  • Racecards will be available at this meeting and will be £5.00. They can be purchased at any of the Entrances and Tote outlets

 

FOOD & DRINK

 

THE RACING

  • Coral-Eclipse Day is the ultimate day of Summer Flat racing, holding seven thrilling races including the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse. This prestigious race provides the first opportunity to see the cream of this year's three year old crop take on the best of the older horses in a not-to-be missed Group 1 clash of the titans
  • The Aiden O'Brien trained St Mark's Basilica won impressively under Ryan Moore in 2021 beating Addeybb and Mishriff into second and third
  • This year Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Native Trail could be a key contender in a truly international field with French raider Vadeni who won the Prix du Jockey Club, alongside entries from leading Irish trainers Aidan O’Brien and Joseph O’Brien

 

ENTERTAINMENT

  • There will be roaming entertainment throughout the racecourse during the day
  • Alongside the action on course, our sponsors Coral have created a Virtual Race Experience where you can experience what it is like to ride in the Coral-Eclipse through a VR headset, located in front of the Grandstand.
  • After racing Capital FMs Sonny Jay will be making your summer sensational when he DJs our after party - don't forget your dancing shoes!

CORAL ECLIPSE DAY AFTER PARTY

 

We are delighted to annouce that SONNY JAY will be the DJ at the Coral Eclipse Day after party! 

 

The after party will start shortly after the last race and is free to all racegoers!

 

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 A message from our long-standing sponsor – Coral

We are thrilled that you will be attending what will be our 47th year of sponsoring the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse stakes, and we hope you have a fantastic day at Sandown Park witnessing one of the most prestigious Flat races staged anywhere in the World.

 

At Coral we are passionate about horse racing, and the most committed long-standing sponsor in the sport, but we want to do even more to bring our customers and racing fans closer to the action. To that end we have created an incredible Virtual Race Experience with our talented partners at JockeyCam where you can experience what it’s like to ride in the Coral-Eclipse through a VR Headset by visiting our stage in front of the Grandstand.

 

We're looking forward to a great day and enjoying the top class racing.

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