Festive Racing

Betfred Challow Hurdle Day


Jump Racing


Gates Open - 10.00
First Race - 12.10
Last Race - 15.35

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Our final raceday of 2016 features the Grade 1 Betfred Challow Hurdle, often one of the most exciting races for young horses run all season. It is the perfect chance to blow off the cobwebs after the busy Christmas period and experience some first-rate Jump racing with the whole family.

Fantastic racing will be complimented by a whole range of family entertainment, including live music from Steve Carroll & Megan Rodes, Rock Choir, Darth Vader with Stormtroopers, Fire & Ice street performers, balloon modellers, Derby Horse Hoppers, Face Painting and our very own mascot, Harry the Horse.

Arrive early and you could try out our Brasserie restaurant before racing – it offers a fresh, seasonal menu in a more casual setting with no pre-booking required.


Darth Vader & his Stormtroopers 29 December

Order of Running

Time Race Distance
12.10 Betfred '£5K BTO Cash Draw Today' Juvenile Hurdle Race (Class 3) 2 m 1/2 f
12.40 Betfred 'Follow The Action Twitter' Novices' Limited Handicap Steeple Chase (0-130) (Class 3) 2m 6 1/2 f
13.15 Betfred Mandarin Handicap Steeple Chase (0-130) (Class 3) 3 m 2 f
13.50 Betfred Challow Novices' Hurdle Race (Grade 1) (Class 1) 2m 4 1/2f
14.25 Betfred TV Novices' Limited Handicap Steeple Chase (For The Hallowe'en Trophy) (Class 3) 2 m 1/2 f
15.00 Betfred Wishing You A Happy New Year Handicap Hurdle Race (0-130) (Class 2) 2m 4 1/2f
15.35 Betfred 'Supports Jack Berry House' Introductory Hurdle Race (Class 4) 2 m 1/2 f
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