Hailed as one of the racing calendar's top events, the Tingle Creek Christmas Festival showcases many of jump racing's equine stars over two days of top-class racing at Sandown Park each December.
Tingle Creek Friday
The opening day of our flagship Tingle Creek Christmas Festival featuring typically competitive jump racing.
Friday Race Schedule (approximate timings)
Tingle Creek Chase Day
Betfair Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Chase Day attracts crowds of racing fans and horses from afar. The day combines Grade 1 racing with an heartwarming festive atmosphere. The two Grade 1 races are the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase and the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase, both run over 2 miles. The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase is one of the key races of the season, won in 2016 by the Willie Mullins train Un de Sceaux. The race is steeped in history and has an impressive list of previous champions with the likes of Desert Orchid, Moscow Flyer, Kauto Star, Sprinter Sacre and Sire de Grugy taking their place on the roll of honour. The event was first run in 1979, and named in honour of Tingle Creek, a popular National Hunt racehorse in the 1970s.
As a brand new addition to this year’s Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Chase Day, we will be transforming the Esher Hall into a Bavarian Beer Hall for a true festive racing experience. The hall will be open for all ticket holders to enjoy, no additional ticket required. Or upgrade your ticket to include a pint and a bratwurst for just £10!
Saturday Race Schedule (approximate timings)