Sandown Park is a horse racing course in Esher, Surrey, 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.
The start of the jump season at Sandown Park gets underway on Sunday the 8th November. Sandown’s one and only Sunday fixture of the year, Countryside Day, provides an action packed afternoon of quality National Hunt racing along with various countryside activities including falconry, pony rides and a petting farm.
There will be a number of activities and demonstrations throughout the day including a Falconry and Birds of Prey display, involving 10 different birds. The Quack Pack run by Meirion Owen will showcase the amazing talents of Border Collies and the communication between handler and his dog as they round up his pack of Indian Runner Ducks. Howard Kirby will also be coming along with his team of gun dogs to demonstrate a variety of dog training techniques and tips that can be applied to puppies’ right up to advanced Gundogs.
With the fixture falling on Remembrance Sunday, the Royal British Legion will be attending the racecourse to give everyone the opportunity to wear a poppy to show their support.
Gates to Sandown Park on Countryside Day open at 10:45 with the first race taking place at 12.45pm. Tickets are fantastic value for money costing just £16.20 for adults (18 and over), if booked in advance or £18 on the day and kids get in free.
If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Sandown Park website here
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