November 13, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Set amongst 200 acres of breathtaking Surrey Parkland, Lingfield Park Racecourse, is the perfect venue for an afternoon of the Sport of Kings. Enjoy a Tuesday afternoon of National Hunt Racing.
This beautiful course is only 5 minutes walk from Lingfield Railway Station and only 45 minutes direct from London Bridge Station or London Victoria Station (also only 25 minutes from East Croyden Station..
Click on http://www.lingfield-racecourse.co.uk/
for more details about Lingfield Park.
Premier Entrance Ticket which gives full access (stands, parade ring, bars, eateries and restaurants) to the course costs a maximum of £14 for single entrance. There will be a substantial group discount but it will depend upon how many attend.
Meet at 11am at London Bridge Railway Station outside Marks and Spencer.
1:00pm First race
4:00pm Last race
Please dress appropriately for November weather conditions.
History of Lingfield Park: The racecourse is located in a 450-acre (1.8 km2) estate and was opened in 1890 by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), who also agreed to let Lingfield incorporate the Prince of Wales feathers into its official heading. The course initially held jumps racing only, but in 1894 the Jockey Club granted permission for flat racing to be held. Racing has been held continuously ever since, with the only exception being during World War II when the War Office requisitioned the course. Ladbrokes sold the course in 1982 and the new owners installed flood defences on the estate to alleviate the flooding that had become a major problem in the years immediately after the war. A golf course was developed and this opened in June 1987. Arena Leisure purchased the course in 1991, and in 2001 made the decision to replace the Equitrack all weather surface with Polytrack, opening in November 2001. Other recent developments have been the re-laying of the back straight on the turf course in 2002/2003 and the construction of a £5.5 million grandstand in 2004.
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