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A Short Guide to Sandown Park Racecourse


Sandown Park Racecourse: Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

Sandown Park is a horse racing course  in Esher, Surrey, It hosts one Group 1 flat race, the Eclipse Stakes. Due to its proximity to Central London and the interesting character of the course it is one of the most popular racecourses for Londoners and visitors. It puts on high quality flat and jumps racing throughout the year.


Sandown Park was one of the first courses to charge all for attending. It opened in 1875 and everyone had to pay at least half a crown. The first meeting was over three days and included the Grand National Hunt Chase, now staged at the Cheltenham Festival. It also included The Grand International Steeple Chase worth £2,130 to the winner and was at the time the largest prize for a steeplechase.


The course attracts the top jockeys and trainers for a number of high-profile races including the Eclipse Stakes and the Tingle Creek Steeplechase.

Course Description

The Flat Course: Oval and run right-handed. . A separate straight course runs across the middle of the oval and is 5 furlongs in distance. All the home straights are steeply uphill.

Jumps Course:  A right-handed oval is 1 mile 5 furlongs in distance. There are 11  tough fences including the Railway Fences that test horse and jockey.



Premier Enclosure:

Laurent Perrier Champagne and Seafood Bar, Cavalry Bistro & Bar, Horsewalk Bar, Sandown View Bar, Tingle Creek Restaurant & Bar  plus the Annual Members Bar  only open to Annual Members and Owners and Trainers.
Tingle Creek Restaurant & Bar – A La Carte restaurant serving lunch and afternoon tea.


The Grandstand Enclosure

Food Court, Sports Bar (Parade Ring, Diamond Edge Bar & Ember Bar, Grandstand View Bar and Bendigo Bar .

The Course Enclosure: Catering Outlets – dotted around the course, a selection of outlets offer a variety of tea, coffee and snacks.

By Car: The course is 15 miles south-west of London just off the A307 and is signposted.

By Rail: Esher railway station is adjacent to the back straight of the racecourse. Racegoers can walk along the platform before taking a short cut at the end of the platform which brings them to the turnstiles half way down the back straight.

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

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