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Sandown Park Gold Cup
26 April, 2013 - 27 April, 2013
Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey
Enjoy two days of exciting racing at this prestigious Surrey racecourse. The well designed Grandstand Enclosure will give you clear, unobstructed views of the action, while the covered Premier Enclosure is right next to the winning post.
Sandown Park has been staging both jumps and flat racing since 1879, and was the Queen Mother's favourite racecourse.
The Bet365 Gold Cup on Saturday is a National Hunt handicap race, the last of the jump season. The Gold Cup meeting also marks the beginning of the flat racing season, with other races including the Sandown Mile and the Sandown Classic Trial.
Dress codes are relaxed; smart casual is the order of the day, and jeans are acceptable as long as they're not worn with sports shoes. Ladies are not required to wear hats, and gentlemen do not have to wear ties.
Tidal Bay won the Gold Cup in 2012.