A Guide to Sandown Park Race Course

A Guide To Sandown Park Race Course

Sandown Park in Surrey, England hosts 5 Grade 1 National Hunt races and one Group 1 Flat race each year. The course was opened in 1875 was one of the first to charge an entrance fee to watch the racing, charging half a crown.

Racing takes place mainly from December through to August.

The prestige races are the Gold Cup in April, Eclipse Stakes in June and the Tingle Creek Chase in December.  All these races, and the Flat race the Eclipse, attract quality fields of horses.

The jumps course is made up of a large oval that is flattened on one side. The Flat course runs in a straight like through the middle of this course.

The National Hunt course is 1 mile and 5 furlongs long and is a right handed course. A fair, galloping course the track places emphasis on stamina over speed as there is a climb from the home turn to the run in – a distance of about 4 furlongs. The Flat course is 5 furlongs long and has a steady rise from start to finish.

The Chase track has 11 fences including three open ditches and a water jump whilst the Hurdles course is made up of six fences.

Bullet Points

  • Right handed National Hunt course
  • Course distance is 1 mile and 5 furlongs
  • 11 Fences including 3 open ditches and 1 water jump
  • 4 furlong rising run in to finish
  • Flat course is 5 furlongs and uphill

Map of Sandown Park Racecourse

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Statistics – Last Three Years

Top Trainers – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

N Henderson                       28                   8                      8

P Nicholls                              43                   7                      16

P Hobbs                                27                   7                      7

G Moore                               37                   5                      11

V Williams                            24                   5                      8                                 


Top Trainers – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

N Henderson                       53                   15                   19

C Tizzard                               30                   7                      9

P Nicholls                              43                   6                      18

G Moore                               52                   5                      14

N Twiston-Davies               19                   4                      5         


Top Trainers – National Hunt Flat


                                                Runners        Wins               Places

F O’Brien                              3                      1                      1

H Fry                                      3                      1                      1

S Edmunds                           2                      1                      1

N Gifford                              2                      1                      0

J Mullins                                1                      1                      0


Top Trainers – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

J Gosden                               89                   23                   46

R Hannon                             144                 21                   47

A Balding                              88                   12                   34

Sir M Stoute                         63                   12                   21

C Cox                                      66                   11                   19


Top Jockeys – Chase

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

H Cobden                             33                   7                      13

J Moore                                 24                   7                      5

N de Boinvill e                      19                   5                      7

D Jacob                                 22                   4                      8

R Johnson                             23                   3                      11      


Top Jockeys – Hurdle

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

N de Boinville                      30                   11                   8

H Cobden                             37                   7                      13

D Jacob                                 25                   4                      7

T O’Brien                              18                   4                      5

R Power                                10                   4                      3         


Top Jockeys – National Hunt Flat


                                                Runners        Wins               Places

L Aspell                                  3                      1                      1

P Brennan                            2                      1                      1

C Gethings                            2                      1                      1

D Sansom                             1                      1                      0

S Bowen                                1                      1                      0


Top Jockeys – Flat

                                                Runners        Wins               Places

S de Sousa                            89                   26                   31

J Crowley                              112                 22                   31

R Moore                                91                   20                   40

O Murphy                            145                 18                   62

L Dettori                                44                   14                   20                  


Course Address

Sandown Park Racecourse

Portsmouth Road


KT10 9AJ

A Guide To Sandown Park Race Course

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