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Nick Grimshaw to DJ after racing at Sandown Park on Saturday 2 July

Press Release 26th April 2016 Sandown Park

Sandown Park racecourse has today announced that BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw will be DJing after racing on Saturday 2 July 2016. 

The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host and 2015 X Factor Judge, Nick Grimshaw, will be DJing after racing from above the Parade Ring on our Coral Eclipse day. Revellers will be able to enjoy the outside bars and dance the evening away in the Parade Ring.

Phil White, General Manager at Sandown Park, said: “We’re delighted to have Nick Grimshaw DJing at Sandown Park this summer. Our Coral Eclipse raceday brings out the crowds to dress to impress for some top class racing followed by the chance to enjoy a live DJ set in the evening. We look forward to another great event this July.”

The Group 1 Coral Eclipse attracts some of the best flat racehorses over a mile and two furlongs. It is the first opportunity for younger ‘Classic’ hopeful horses to battle it out against the older horses at the highest level. Last year’s renewal was won by the Derby-winner Golden Horn, ridden by Frankie Dettori.

Sandown Park racecourse, Esher, is under 30 minutes on the train from central London.

Notes to editors:

Founded in 1875, Sandown Park Racecourse has provided the backdrop to some of the greatest moments in horse racing history. A day at the races at Sandown Park has it all with top-level racing throughout the year including the bet365 Meeting, Coral-Eclipse Summer Festival and Tingle Creek Christmas Festival meetings as well as our popular Music Nights. 

Sandown Park Racecourse is part of The Jockey Club, which has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2014: £162.9m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2015: 1.95m), total prize money (2015: £43.9m), contribution to prize money (2015: £19.9m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom Downs; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing's people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. 

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