Kempton Park Racecourse
Kempton Park Racecourse is one of the easiest racecourse for many English race goers to visit, as it is located only 16 miles from London’s city centre. Staging both flat races and National Hunt fixtures, Kempton Park Racecourse has a 10 furlong oval Polytrack synthetic dirt all-weather track, and a triangular 1 mile 5 furlongs chase track that is mostly flat.
Map To Kempton Park Racecourse
Address: Staines Road East, Staines, Surrey TW16 5
Phone: 01932 782292
History of Kempton Park Racecourse
Founded in 1878, Kempton Park Racecourse was established after SH Hyde leased out the Kempton Manor and Park, a purchase he made after a country carriage drive. Since then, the racecourse has become a major social venue around London, and it hosts many of the most important chases in Britain.
Notable Races of Kempton Park Racecourse
Kempton Park Racecourse holds several major flat races and steeplechases throughout the year.
Important National Hunt Races
- King George VI Chase
- Adonis Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle
- Christmas Hurdle
- Desert Orchid Chase
- Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle
- Feltham Novices’ Chase
Important Flat Races
- Easter Stakes
- September Stakes
- Sirenia Stakes
How to Get to Kempton Park Racecourse
Considering its proximity to London, Kempton Park Racecourse is incredibly easy to access via road, rail and air.
- By road, simply take the M3 or M25 from London to reach the course in under an hour
- Kempton Park Racecourse is 1 mile from Sunbury Station, which can be reached via trains from Waterloo station
- Heathrow Airport is a 25 minute drive from Kempton Park Racecourse, and Gatwick Airport is a 40 minute drive
Kempton Park Racecourse Facilities
Food and Drink – The Jubilee Restaurant provides food and drink for visitors to Kempton Park.
Conference/Corporate – Groups of between 10 and 500 can be catered for at Kempton Park Racecourse. Seven different suites are available for hire, and catering ranges from set menus to buffets.
Disabled Facilities – Disabled patrons are accommodated with specific viewing areas, and ramps leading up to them. There are also lifts to the ground floor, as well as dedicated toilets. Disabled parking is located close to the entrance of the racecourse.