Kempton Races

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One of the great global cities, London attracts a great many visitors for its boundless attractions and sights. Londoners and visitors certainly have plenty of options for spending their leisure time in and around the nation’s capital and one such option is Kempton Park Racecourse. Defined as London’s premier racecourse, Kempton Park is situated just 16 miles from the centre of the city and Kempton races offer racegoers a unique slice of history and entertainment not usually found on the main tourist itinerary.

Free Horse Racing Tips, Click Here! The course itself dates back to 1878 and during its notable history has become one of the most famous horseracing venues in the world.

Both flat racing and National hunt fixtures are hosted at the racecourse with events held throughout the year, and each race has its own special appeal which is well received by the race crowd and casual visitors alike.

As well as being a major tourist destination, London is a global financial centre and Kempton caters for many corporate as well as leisure guests through a variety of hospitality options.

With its own railway station too, on the Waterloo to Shepperton line, Kempton races offer an easily accessible leisure experience for all.

Throughout its history Kempton Park has been at the forefront of hospitality provision and racing technology with perhaps the most significant change happening in 2006 when the course benefitted from a major redevelopment which incorporated the installation of floodlights to host evening fixtures and a new synthetic all-weather track. As a result races are held at Kempton throughout the year in afternoon, weekend and evening fixtures. Evening fixtures have proved particularly popular and are generally associated with certain themes and contain further entertainment and hospitality options in addition to the races themselves.

Fast horseracing requires flat even ground and with the new track surface Kempton races are amongst the fastest in the country. This certainly adds to the thrill of every race whether for the flat fixtures or jump racing. Speed from the off and staying power until the end are characteristics which allow horses to do well at Kempton and for the National Hunt fixtures real precision is required to take the fences at speed. With fast, high quality racing on show Kempton is highly regarded amongst the knowledgeable race crowd and the hospitality which complements the races is appreciated by everyone.

The main event at Kempton Park is a National Hunt fixture, second only to the Cheltenham Gold Cup in prestige during the jump season. This is the King George IV Stakes, held each year on Boxing Day during the Winter Festival.
Kempton Races, inside rail

The chase covers three miles, encompassing 18 fences and defines what the excitement of horseracing is all about. Four year olds and over contest the race with the most famous participant being Desert Orchid, a household name in horseracing, who has won the King George IV four times.

Admission prices for the National Hunt races are affordable but does not include entry for the big events in the calendar such as the Winter Festival or Racing Post Day. Booking in advance is recommended for all fixtures and can be a great way to enjoy a range of hospitality packages and discounts. Groups of just 6 people or more can enjoy a 20% discount on ticket prices when booked in advance and this represents a great value for money day or evening out for a group of friends.

Kempton Races, winner Kempton offers tickets on a General admission basis whereby the ticket holder can access all public areas of the course which are open for that particular event. This will include the Premier suite, which is open for the most highly regarded and popular fixtures. The Premier suite offers great race views from the first floor of the grandstand and allows access to the Premier Lawn which is located right at the finishing line. Superb dining options are also available as is a lounge, bar, and betting outlets.

The main feature for visitors to Kempton is the Paddock Enclosure. This area is awash with facilities to enhance any raceday, such as many dining outlets within the food court, a digibet Sports Bar and numerous other bars, and race views which incorporate positions at the rails, perfect for capturing the awesome power of the horses as they thunder past and shake the ground you stand on.

A further option is available during the Winter Festival, a Festival Enclosure, which offers anyone the chance to experience one of the great races of the season for affordable prices.

Hospitality packages for Kempton races offer everything required to enjoy the event, from admission to drinks dining and betting. The option you choose will depend on the number in your group and style of package and environment you require. The perfect option for small groups is a restaurant package and includes a table booked for the duration of the event in the Panoramic Bar and Restaurant, admission costs, two-course meal, and post race entertainment, when provided.

Popular events are held each Wednesday evening throughout the summer. Added to the thrill of the races is post race live entertainment and a Wednesday Winner package. Kempton races can also be enjoyed from the consummate style, exclusivity and luxury of a private box or suite.