Coral-Eclipse Day

The Coral-Eclipse is Sandown Park's biggest flat racing event, playing host to 7 races on the day, two of which are listed and two are Group races. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse, run over 1m2f. Previous winners include the likes of SEA THE STARS, GOLDEN HORN, and GIANTS CAUSEWAY.

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The first race of the day kicks off at 12:20 and is the Group 3 race, the Coral Charge, run over 5 furlongs and was the race in which BATTAASH burst onto the scene, winning in under 59 seconds and by over a 3 length margin. Last year’s 4th MUTHMIR heads up the market this year and looks in good form after his win last time out at Haydock over ALPHA DELPHINI.

The feature race of the day, the Coral-Eclipse will be run at 14:10 to avoid clashing with the World Cup Quarter-final game, which England could be a part of if they manage to beat Columbia tonight. Last year's running was one for the record books as it was run in the fastest time recorded for the race in 2:03.49 minutes. The race had to be decided over a photo finish with BARNEY ROY and ULYSSES both getting up to the line virtually simultaneously. The latter won by a nose at odds of 8/1 under a great ride from Jim Crowley. The race this year looks to be a solid contest with current entries including the likes of Derby winner MASAR, Dante Stakes winner ROARING LION and 2000 Guineas winner SAXON WARRIOR. It is shaping up to be one of the races of the summer which you don't want to miss. Get your tickets now through Racing Breaks.

Although the racing takes center stage there are also many other activities to enjoy on the day at Sandown Park. The main hall (Esher Hall) will contain seating and big screens providing a great place to watch the World Cup Quarter-final which England could be a part of. Reggie Yates will also be DJing after racing to provide a great evening of music. Sandown is the place to be this Saturday with the sun shining, top racing action, DJ performances, and the World Cup Quarter-finals, is there any better way to spend a Saturday? We think not!

Oliver HeathComment