All year-round jump and Flat racing of quality makes Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey, a popular destination and an easy one with a train station nearby and London only 15 miles away. The jumps course in particular can be quite testing while there is a separate five-furlong chute which provides exciting sprint finishes.
The Coral Eclipse Stakes is the main summer event on the level, while the Tingle Creek and Betfred Gold Cup feature in the jumps calendar.
Sandown Park, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey. KT10 9AJ
01372 46 43 48
Premier £22, Grandstand £15. Course £6, Accompanied children under 16 free all enclosures
Course is on A307, 4m S of Kingston
Esher station (Service from London Waterloo) adjoins course
Right-hand oval course of 1m 5f with a stiff four furlongs run-in. The emphasis is very much on stamina and resolution, high numbers have a marked advantage on soft going.
Right-hand oval course of 1m 5f with an uphill run-in of 300yds. The emphasis is very much on stamina and jumping ability, with eleven tough fences and six hurdles per circuit.