Sandown Park is one of the most popular dual-purpose racecourses in Britain.
Located in Esher, Surrey, Sandown Park is easily accessible and attracts a bumper crowd every time it stages a major meeting.
Over jumps, five Grade One races take place at Sandown Park, the most famous being the Tingle Creek Chase.
Sandown Park History
Opened in 1875, Sandown Park was one of the first racecourse in Britain to charge punters for entry.
It was also one of the first in the country to open a member's enclosure for regular racegoers.
Like Ascot and Haydock, Sandown Park is a dual-purpose racecourse. This means it hosts both National Hunt racing, and flat racing during the calendar year.
Many great horses have strutted their stuff on the famous turf at Sandown Park down the years. The most prestigious being three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Arkle, who won the 1965 renewal of the bet365 Gold Cup, just weeks after winning his second Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
Another future Gold Cup hero, Desert Orchid won his first Grade One in the Tolworth Hurdle here at Sandown.
In recent times, Altior has shown a liking for Sandown, winning the Henry VIII Novices' Hurdle in 2017, before winning the Tingle Creek and two Celebration Chases later in his career.
The Coral-Eclipse may be the only Group One to be staged on the flat course at Sandown, but it's history far exceeds any of the five Grade Ones over jumps.
First staged in 1886, greats like Orme, Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard and Halling have all starred in the Coral-Eclipse.
Sea The Star scored in the Coral-Eclipse during his stunning unbeaten campaign in 2009, with superstar filly Enable coming out on top in her reappearance in 2019.
Sandown Park Major Races
The first major meeting in the National Hunt calendar to take place at Epsom is the Tingle Creek Meeting.
Staged at the start of December, the Tingle Creek Meeting features it's namesake race, the Tingle Creek, and also the Grade One Henry VII Novices's Chase.
During the first week of the New Year, Sandown Park stages another Grade One, the Tolworth Novices' Hurdle. February brings further top-level action to Sandown, as a strong field line up in the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase.
Sandown Park season-ended National Hunt meeting in April is headlined by the bet365 Gold Cup and the Grade One Celebration Chase.
On the flat, Sandown stages important races like the Sandown Mile and the Gordon Richards' Stakes during its first major meeting of the season in April.
The following month, Sandown hosts another top meeting, with the Henry II Stakes and the Brigadier Gerard Stakes headlining the card.
Sandown Park's prestigious Coral-Eclipse meeting takes place during the first week of July. In August, Sandown stages two Group Threes, the Sprint Stakes and the Atalanta Stakes.
Sandown Park Track Guide
The round course at Sandown Park is 1m 5f in circumference and is used during both National Hunt and flat races.
A galloping track with sharp bends, with a stiff uphill finish designed to test a horse's stamina.
Running diagonally down the centre of the round course is a straight five furlong flat track, which also features an uphill finish.
The jumps course at Sandown Park is synonymous for the railway-fences down the back straight. Five standard fences, a ditch and a water jumps are crammed into a three-furlong stretch of track, meaning jumping is at a premium at Sandown Park.
Sandown Park Group One Schedule
Scilly Isles Novices' Chase
Tingle Creek Chase
Henry VIII Novices' Chase
Bookmaker Promotions for Sandown
In a crowded online sports betting world, bookmakers are always trying to attract new customers, which is why punters can get their hands on some cracking offers for meetings like the Sandown's Coral-Eclipe meeting.
Bookies regularly boost the odds of short-priced favourites, and offer extra places in some of the big field handicaps. So, keep your eyes peeled.
With the action from Sandown being of the highest order, the majority of the major races are shown live on TV in the UK, thanks to programs such as ITV Racing or RacingTV.
If you are on the go or want to catch the action from outside the UK, then a live streaming service is the way to go!
Plenty of the bookies have them, but Bet365
is one of the better ones and they let you watch the race as long as you have a positive account or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours.