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Jump Sunday at Kempton Park Racecourse – 18th October 2015

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Kempton Park Racecourse is 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. 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 is sign that winter is almost here when National Hunt jump season begins, to celebrate the start of the season at Kempton Park, they are putting on Jump Sunday on the 18th October 2015. Jump Sunday provides an action packed afternoon of high quality racing along with entertainment off the track which will include free face painting, pony rides, a mobile petting farm and much more

Multiple Grade 1 winner The New One is expected to start his season in The Williamhill.com Hurdle Race. The Nigel Twiston Davies’ trained seven-year-old is bidding for his third straight victory in the race.

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Part of the fun off the course is the always popular Meirion Owen and his Quack Pack, the Quack Pack run by Meirion 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. His demonstrations which will take place at intervals throughout the afternoon are  highly entertaining and allows for audience participation.

Kempton Park is one of the major London tracks and provides quality horse racing all year round – Jump racing from October to May, and afternoon and evening Flat racing on the all-weather track throughout the year.

Gates to Kempton Park on Jump Sunday open at 12.15pm with the first race taking place at 2.15pm.  Tickets  cost  £12 for adults (18 and over), if booked in advance or £16 on the day.

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

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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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William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse on 26th and 27th December 2014

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For those who have survived the Christmas rush and the excitement of the great day itself, the William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th December offers the chance of some fresh air and top class racing.

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There is no doubt the highlight of the festival will be the prestigious King George VI Chase on Boxing day. The three-mile chase is considered the second most prestigious chase in England, surpassed only by the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The race is invariably won by a top class chaser and has produced many epic finishes, great horses such as Desert Orchid won the four times, whilst Kauto Star went one better by winning five runnings of the race.

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Leading trainer Paul Nicholls won a record eighth William Hill King George VI Chase with Silviniaco Conti in 2013,  he looks sure to have a strong hand in this years race.

In addition to the top class racing on show there will also be plenty of children’s entertainment – pony rides, a mini petting farm and falconry displays. Irish Band The Back O’Beyond will also be performing in between and after racing. U18s are admitted FREE with a paying adult. Please note that trains do not operate on Boxing Day, so the course is running a bus service from Kew Station.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Kempton Park website here