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Saturday 8 January

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heart pounding winter racing

 

The first fixture of the new year at Sandown Park holds an afternoon of quality Jump racing, including the Grade 1 Tolworth Novices' Hurdle won so impressively in 2021 by Metier for Harry Fry and Sean Bowen.

 

Important Travel Information

  • Due to engineering works, Esher Train Station is closed and will not be in use for this meeting. Access via the station (Skew Arch) is closed.
  • We will be operating our shuttle bus service from Surbiton station throughout the day.
  • We do recommend double checking your journey before you make your way to the Racecourse as a number of routes may be affected.

 

Racegoers attending Sandown Park for Unibet Tolworth Hurdle Day are being encouraged to donate any unwanted, duplicate or surplus gifts received for Christmas as part of a re-gifting initiative. Read more here

 

Go Racing Green

As part of the #GoRacingGreen initiative, in partnership with Unibet, #GoRacingGreen has put together a simple sensory guide, so you can know in advance what to expect, when you visit Sandown Park Racecourse for a day at the races. Click here to read more.

GATES OPEN

10.35am

FIRST RACE

12.05pm

LAST RACE

3.35pm

START TIME RACE DISTANCE
12.05pm

THE UNIBET EXTRA PLACE RACES EVERY DAY JUVENILE HURDLE RACE

2 miles
12.40pm

THE UNIBET MARES’ HURDLE RACE (LISTED RACE)

2 miles 4 furlongs
1.15pm

THE READ NICKY HENDERSON’S UNIBET BLOG HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

2 miles 4 furlongs
1.50pm

THE UNIBET 3 UNIBOOSTS A DAY HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

2 miles
2.25pm

THE UNIBET TOLWORTH NOVICES’ HURDLE RACE (GRADE 1)

2 miles
3.00pm

THE UNIBET VETERANS HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE FINAL

3 miles
3.35pm

THE UNIBET CASINO DEPOSIT £10 GET £40 HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

2 miles

Parking

  • Complimentary parking is available in the Centre of the Course, accessible via More Lane. We will only be operating one course crossing on Saturday so please follow all signage and directions from our team.
  • Parking in the Portsmouth Road Car Park is available for £5.00. We expect this Car Park to be busy so we do recommend arriving in good time

 

Other Travel

  • Due to engineering works, Esher Train Station is closed and will not be in use for this meeting. Access via the station (Skew Arch) is closed.
  • We will be operating our shuttle bus service from Surbiton station throughout the day.
  • We do recommend double checking your journey before you make your way to the Racecourse as a number of routes may be affected.

 

Admission/Arrival Information

  • You can access the Racecourse via our Main Entrance (Portsmouth Road) or via our Grandstand Crossing in the centre of the course. Please note our Members Crossing is closed for this meeting so all guests arriving to the Centre of the Course should make use of the Grandstand Crossing
  • Please ensure you have your tickets ready to be scanned on arrival
  • We are continuing to recommend all guests take a Lateral Flow Test before attending our fixtures, but this is not mandatory. You will not be required to show proof of this on entry. We are also continuing to recommend wearing face masks in crowded indoor spaces and checking in via the NHS COVID-19 app on arrival. QR codes remain located around the racecourse to enable you to check in should you wish to.

 

Enclosures

  • We will be operating both Grandstand and Premier Enclosures for this fixture. Grandstand ticket holders can pay to upgrade to the Premier Enclosure on the day (card/contactless payment only)

 

Food & Drink

  • Food and Drink outlets will be open throughout the Surrey Hall
  • We will be operating cashless sales throughout our food and drink outlets, including concessions. For betting facilities cash payment will still be accepted, but contactless payments are recommended.
  • Picnics are permitted on course as per pre-COVID rules - They can only be consumed in the picnic enclosure by the Racecourse. Please refer to our picnic guidelines for more information
  • We are looking forward to welcoming you to Unibet Tolworth Hurdle 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 your dress appropriately and keep an eye on the forecasts ahead of the event.

 

Entertainment

  • We are encouraging anyone coming to Sandown Park this weekend to bring in and donate any unwanted, duplicate or surplus gifts they have received this Christmas, which will then be re-gifted to good causes in the community. We are delighted to be working with Christ Church in Esher on this initiative.

 

Safety Information

  • Face masks and maintaining a safe distance from others are encouraged in all indoor areas.

 

Go Racing Green

  • As part of the #GoRacingGreen initiative, in partnership with Unibet, #GoRacingGreen has put together a simple sensory guide, so you can know in advance what to expect, when you visit Sandown Park Racecourse for a day at the races. Click here to read more.

 

Racecards

  • Racecards will be available at this meeting and will be £3.00. They can be purchased at any of the Entrances and Tote outlets

 

Dress Code

  • Please note that our Premier Dress Code will apply to all Premier Enclosure ticket holders.
  • More information can be found here

Cashless VENUE

Our racecourses continue to operate on a ‘cashless’ basis. All ticket, racecard payments and food and drink purchases within our racecourse are to be made via card payment only, unfortunately cash payments will not be accepted.

However, cash may be used when placing bets with all on-course bookmakers only.

THE TOLWORTH HURDLE


Tolworth Hurdle Day is set to host seven races including The Tolworth Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1), ran over two miles. Won in 1984 by Desert Orchid, the roll of honour includes impressive stars like Monsignor in 2000 and Summerville Boy in 2018. Harry Fry won the Unibet Tolworth Novices' Hurdle in 2021, with the impressive Metier powering to the finish with Sean Bowen on board.

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