Sandown Park occupies a unique place in British racing history and has been the backdrop to legendary contests between horses and riders that remain household names. Most other racecourses evolved from misty, Medieval origins, but Sandown Park was the first purpose built racecourse with enclosures, designed to be a leisure destination. In the words of a contemporary diarist it was 'a place where a man could take his ladies without any fear of their hearing coarse language or witnessing uncouth behaviour.'
Sandown Park was the Queen Mother's favourite course and provided a suitably impressive backdrop to the feats of Arkle, Mill Reef and Desert Orchid. Yet it has always developed in sympathy with the spirit of the times and is now one of the most modern and accessible racing venues in the country.
As well as staging some of the highest quality racing in the country, Sandown Park also hosts a number of high profile music concerts. Visit their website for more information.