Kempton Racecourse is a London favourite for horse racing. The course is used all year round for Flat and National Hunt racing. The first horse racing meetings started in 1878 and today has been redeveloped into a state of the art racecourse.
Kempton is an all weather polytrack and offers 11 feature races throughout the year over the months March, April, September and October. The biggest race of the year is the King George VI Chase which happens every year in December. The race attracts horse racing goers from all over the world to see the best chasers in the world perform.
The course is one of the only courses in the UK that has floodlighting making it possible for winter afternoon and evening meetings. Kempton racecourse is a oval track which spans a mile in circumference. The National Hunt course boasts 9 fences and is more of a triangular circuit. The jumps course is flat moving in a right handed direction with fences that don’t cause too much of a problem for horses and jockeys.
When it comes to selecting horses when betting at Kempton, it’s wise to pick horses with a lower draw. The first bend comes up quickly from the start with those on the inside getting a clear advantage from the beginning of the race. No matter the distance of the race, from statistics it’s always in the favour of the lower draw.
Generally races are ran at a high pace at Kempton making draw bias, acceleration and position key to winning on your racing bets. Getting in amongst the action early is where horses thrive on the course and generally go on to win the race.
The top jockeys to look out for at Kempton are Jim Crowley, Adam Kirby and Luke Morris. This season Jim Crowley is taking the lead in the winners circle. Popular trainers to look out for at Kempton are Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby. Suroor with an impressive 27% strike rate and Appleby hitting 25%.
In January the course hosts the William Hill Chase which is a listed race over 2 miles and 4 furlongs. The 3 races in February are the Pendil Novices Chase, the Dovecote Novices Hurdle and the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle. In March and April we have the Magnolia Stakes and the Snowdrop Fillies Stakes. September at Kempton we see the September Stakes, the Sirenia Stakes and the London Mile Handicap. Towards the end of the year at Kempton there features two listed races, the Betfair Exchange Hurdle and the Racing UK Novices Hurdle.
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