Kempton Racecourse: Thrilling Horse Racing Action in the London Suburbs!
Kempton Racecourse is a 210-acre horse racecourse located in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Kempton Racecourse is situated 16 miles from the London city centre.
Kempton Racecourse hosts both National Hunt racing and Flat racing.
In addition, Kempton Racecourse is home to weekly market on Thursdays, and an Antique market on the second and last Tuesday of every month.
Kempton Racecourse Description:
Kempton Racecourse has an all-weather, floodlit Polytrack racecourse.
It is a right-handed oval of 8 or 10 furlongs, depending on whether the inner or outer bend is used.
Kempton Racecourse National Hunt course is a triangular circuit 1m 5f, practically flat, with 220yd run-in.
Kempton Racecourse Race Events:
The most famous race event held yearly at Kempton Racecourse is the King George VI Chase, which is held every Boxing Day. Other notable events in both the Flat and National Hunt calendars of Kempton Racecourse are:
- Easter Stakes
- Rosebery Stakes
- September Stakes
- Sirenia Stakes
National Hunt races:
- Christmas Hurdle
- Feltham Novices' Chase
- King George VI Chase
- Racing Post Chase
Kempton Racecourse Facilities:
The Premier Suite is on the first floor of the main Grandstand. Facilities include: Bars, including Real Ale Sit-down bistro style restaurant Betfred Betting Shop Tote betting areas Comfy seating area Access to Betting Ring, Grandstand steppings, seating and Finishing Post lawn area.
The Paddock Enclosure is on the ground floor of the main Grandstand Facilities include: Bars Fast food outlets BetFred betting shop Tote betting areas The Sportsman Sports Bar Access to Betting Ring, Grandstand steppings and trackside lawn.
The Family Enclosure is found to the right of the main Granstand. Facilities include: Bars Fastfood outlets Betting Ring Creche Children ' s activities (on Family Days only)
Kempton Racecourse History:
In 1872, businessman S.H. Hyde leased the grounds of present-day Kempton Racecourse when he came upon it through a leisurely carriage drive in the country.
In July 1878, Kempton Racecourse opened.
In May 2005, Kempton Racecourse closed due to major renovation and improvements.
In March 2006, Kempton Racecourse reopened with a new all-weather course and floodlighting to facilitate racing in all conditions and at all light levels.
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