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A Short Guide to Kempton Park Racecourse

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Kempton Park Racecourse : Staines Road, East Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex , TW16 5AQ

Kempton Park Racecourse is a horse racing track near to Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey, around 16 miles south-west of Central London. It is one of the few courses that features a National Hunt and an all weather flat racetrack.

The racecourse was the idea of 19th century businessman  S.H. Hyde, who came across Kempton Manor and Park for sale. Hyde leased the grounds as tenant in 1872 and six years later in July 1878 Kempton opened as a racecourse.

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Kempton Park stages one of the top National Hunt races with the King George VI Chase which is held every Boxing Day. The top steeplechasers contest this race and the list of winners include some of the most famous racehorses. It has a number of other prestigious races on the flat and over the jumps.

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Facilities

The Premier Suite: Located on the first floor of the main Grandstand.

Includes access to Betting Ring, Grandstand steppings and  seating and Finishing Post lawn area

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The Paddock Enclosure: Located on the ground floor of the main Grandstand

Includes access to Betting Ring, Grandstand steppings and trackside lawn

The Family Enclosure: (open on limited days)

Located to the right of the main Grandstand

Directions

By Car: Located on the A308 between Sudbury on Thames and Hampton Court. The course is less than 1 mile from junction 1 of the M3 via junction 12 of the M25.

By Rail: The course has  its own station which is situated 200 yards from the Premier Enclosure entrance. Trains will run every half hour from Waterloo. The journey time being approx. 40 minutes.

If you would like further information , visit the Kempton racecourse website here

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