Kempton Park racecourse made the transition from turf flat racing to all-weather racing venue in 2005 and paved the way for year round racing on a poly-track surface. This made Kempton one of the busiest racecourses in the country narrowly behind Wolverhampton. The 5 furlong inner course around Kempton features a significant draw bias with horses drawn high often getting trapped 3 wide going into a sharp right-hand turn – essentially they have no cover and further to travel and is a significant disadvantage. Kempton is also host to some high class National Hunt Racing with the feature race being the Grade 1 King George Chase that takes part on Boxing Day each year. Desert Orchid has a statue at Kempton Park after winning the race 4 times – only to be eclipsed by Kauto Star who went on to win it 5 times. With one of busiest fixture lists of any race course across both disciplines there are routine betting opportunities to be had.

Kempton Overview

Kempton Horse Racing FAQ's

Types of Racing

  • National Hunt Racing (Jumps)
  • All Weather Racing (AWT)

Type of Track

  • Sharp Track

Track Direction

  • Right-Handed

Draw Bias

Kempton features one of the strongest draw bias in racing with low numbers being heavily favoured in races between 5 and 8 furlongs.

Where to Watch Races

Racing UK or place a bet with an online bookmaker and watch online

Contact Info

Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ
01932 782292

Kempton Horse Racing Tips

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