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Kempton Park’s Clerk of the course Barney Clifford is confident that the William Hill King George VI Chase festival will beat the current cold snap and go ahead as planned on Boxing Day.
The recent cold snap has already put several National Hunt fixtures on Boxing Day in doubt, with racing at Towcester already abandoned. But Kempton Park has deployed frost covers over the entirety of the track and officials are confident that the course will be ready for racing.
There will be a number of possible runners for this year’s King George VI Chase in action at the Newbury Winter Festival between November 26 – 28.
The highlight of the Newbury Winter Festival is the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday November 28. In it’s 50th yeah, the Hennessy Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase open to 4 year olds and over. Last year’s winner Madison du Berlais is a possible runner in this year’s King George Chase.
UK bookmaker William Hill is the new sponsor of the King George VI Chase in a four year deal that includes the Winter Festival at Kempton Park.
The two day Christmas event will now be known as the William Hill Winter Festival. William Hill also have naming rights to all of the races across the two days including the King George Chase, Christmas Hurdle, Desert Orchid Chase and Feltham Chase, all premier events on the National Hunt calendar.
King George Chase News
Find out the latest news from the King George VI Chase and William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Park.
2009 King George Chase Results
|1||Kauto Star (FR)||8/13 F|
|2||Madison Du Berlais (FR)||10/1|
|5||Imperial Commander (IRE)||13/2|
|6||Albertas Run (IRE)||25/1|
|8||Our Vic (IRE)||40/1|
|PU||Master Medic (IRE)||33/1|
|PU||Racing Demon (IRE)||100/1|