Located in Esher on the outskirts of London, Sandown Park is a dual purpose track and is one of the best courses in the country.

The two major races at Sandown are the Coral Eclipse Stakes (Flat) and the Betfred Gold Cup (Jump)

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Course Characteristics:

There is a round course of 1 mile 5 furlongs which stages flat and jump racing with a small loop at the entrance to the home straight taking the chase course. There is also a straight 5 furlong sprint course which diagonally dissects the round course. The finish is very much uphill and many races have been won and lost on the Sandown hill.

Sandown favours dour, long striding galloping types. It does not suit front runners.

Draw Advantage: There is no advantage on the round course. However on the sprint course low drawn horses have a distinct advantage with the advantage being even more pronounced the softer the going. (was the opposite way round prior to the 2011 season when the stall numbering system changed)

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Sandown operates a two enclosure policy. Premier (£25 - £29) and Grandstand (£17 - £22) For the Betfred Gold Cup and Coral Eclipse days prices are £40 / £25.

Accompanied under 16’s are admitted free of charge.

Jump season membership: £99, Flat season membership £180, full year membership £270

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Located in Esher on the A307, access is signposted from the A3. Alternatively from J1 of the M3, take the A308 (past Kempton) then at Hampton Court take the A309 to the Scilly Isles roundabout and then join the A307.

Ease of public transport access: Good (Esher station is located on the far side of the course)

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Suitability for the first time racegoer: excellent (good on Eclipse and Tingle Creek days)

Last Reviewed: February 2013

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Telephone: 01372 464348

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