William Hill Winter Festival London
For over 70 years the William Hill Winter Festival has been THE Christmas race meeting. The event attracts crowds in their tens of thousands and 2009 promises to be another feast of excitement as jump racing’s superstar, Kauto Star, aims for an unprecedented fourth straight win in the William Hill King George VI Chase. Kauto Star pulled clear of Albertas Run to claim a hat trick of consecutive King George VI wins last year and will break Desert Orchid’s 19 year old record if he repeats the feat on Boxing Day this year. Come and witness history in the making.
With three Grade 1 races, the best of the best racing, on Saturday, December 26 alone, the William Hill Winter Festival in London attracts top trainers, jockeys and horses alike and for so many race fans it is all they can think about over the holiday season. The 25th December becomes merely the final day to cross off on the calendar before the action begins but whatever your level of interest in racing, this is one festive festival you cannot afford to miss! The countdown has started with tickets already on sale.
The two day Kempton Park Festival in London provides the perfect opportunity for Christmas presents. Question is where are you going to stay? Why not try a serviced apartment instead of a hotel. They offer more space, comforts and all the luxury a hotel can with the added feeling of home.
What better way to roll in the New Year than with an extra few pounds in your pocket. Question is though, will Kauto Star win it again? or will there be a new horse to crown? Whos your money on? Racing is all a calculated gamble and anything can happen on the day, one thing thats not a gamble though is the quality and prices of serviced apartments in London.
Cost: £15 on the door or £12 advance booking.
Kempton Park is working with Surrey County Council to to encourage customers to think of the environment when choosing how to travel to Kempton Park. We’d be grateful if you would consider public transport, walking, cycling or car sharing when planning your journey.
By Road: located on the A308 between Sunbury on Thames and Hampton Court. They are less than one mile from Junction 1 of the M3 via Junction 12 of the M25. Priority car parking is provided to Owners and Trainers and this is accessed via Gate 1 in Park Road.
The postcode for your sat nav is TW16 5AQ.
By Rail: The racecourse boasts its own on site station – Kempton Park – which is situated 200 yards from the Premier Enclosure entrance. Trains will run every half an hour from Waterloo with the journey time being just 40 minutes.
By Air: They are 25 minutes from London Heathrow and approximately 45 minutes from Gatwick. We allow helicopter landings at Kempton Park, which must be pre-arranged with the racecourse.
Dress code: Kempton Park is an informal and welcoming racecourse, and our dress code reflects that. Dress up or down to suit your occasion – jeans and trainers are allowed in all enclosures. However, those in ripped denim, sports shorts and vests will be refused entry. But most of all, dress for the weather!
Children under 16 accompanied by an adult are admitted free Kempton Park is working with Surrey County Council to encourage customers to think of the environment when choosing how to travel to Kempton Park. We’d be grateful if you would consider public transport, walking, cycling or car sharing when planning your journey.