Christmas Festival

The Christmas Festival is two amazing days of National Hunt Jump Racing.

Boasting 12 superb races over two days it is clear to see why it is the most popular horse racing festival held at Kempton Park Racecourse.

The 2022 Kempton Winter Festival holds some of the most significant grade 1 races in the Jump calendar.

In our Christmas Festival guide, we provide all the latest betting tips, information and odds for the two days of national hunt horse racing.

King George VI Chase Day

The first day of the Kempton Park Winter Festival – one of the most popular National Hunt racing festivals in the year – is on Boxing Day.

The horse racing events on the 26th December 2022 boast many meetings with Kempton Park being the most popular.

The iconic races on Boxing Day include:

Desert Orchid Chase Day

The second day of the Kempton Park Winter Festival is on 27th of December 2022.

Day two of the Festival is the Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase Day, named after the charismatic grey (nicknamed Dessie) who made Kempton Park his own.

The iconic races on 27th December 2022 include:

  • 12:45 – The Get Your Ladbrokes £1 Free Bet Introductory Juvenile Hurdle Race (GBB Race) (Class 2)
  • 13:20 – The Ladbrokes Wayward Lad Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
  • 13:55 – The Play Ladbrokes 5-A-SIDE On Football Mares’ Handicap Hurdle Race (GBB Race) (Class 2)
  • 14:30 – The Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Steeple Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
  • 15:05 – The Ladbrokes Committed To Safer Gambling Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 2)
  • 15:40 – The Watch Racing Free Online At Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle Race (Class 3)

Popular Questions

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The time of the first race at Kempton Park on Boxing Day 2022 is 12:40 pm.

The 12:40 first race at Kempton Park starts the 2 days iconic Christmas Festival.

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