|The closest racecourse to London, just 16 miles away, it is set in Sunbury-on-Thames half a mile from Junction 1 of the M3. National Hunt fans are treated at Christmas to the King George VI Chase while its new floodlit all-weather track, opened in 2006, gives it all-year round and floodlit racing.
The racecourse was the idea of 19th century businessman S.H. Hyde, who leased Kempton Manor and Park for sale and set up racing in 1878.
||Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ|
||01932 782 292|
||Premier Enclosure £18; Paddock £14; Silver Ring closed. Accompanied under-16s free|
||Course is on A308 at Sunbury|
||Waterloo to Kempton Park station which adjoins the course|
||Right-handed Polytrack. Made up of two tracks, 1m and 1m 2f both tracks are oval in nature. There is no advantage in the draw.|
||Right-hand triangular course of 1m 5f in extent with a run-in of 175yds. There are ten fences and six hurdles per circuit, a fair test for a jumper.|