Special guests to mark Kempton Park’s opening meeting

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  • A special day of racing will take place on Sunday 16 October to celebrate the new season at Kempton Park.

    Not only does “Jump Sunday” have seven races, but spectators will have the chance to see special guests and take behind the scenes tours.

    Prolific winner Binocular, who took the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton Park in 2009 and the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham the following year, will parade in front of the crowds.

    Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen, who triumphed aboard Long Run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2011, will also be talking about his hopes for the forthcoming season.

    Spectators will have the opportunity to walk the final furlong with one of the top jockeys riding on the day before the first race.

    There will also be around 40 spaces on a behind the scenes tour of the racecourse visiting the commentary box, weighing room, parade ring and Stewards Box where there will be a talk regarding how integrity is maintained in the sport.

    To take part on the tour or furlong walk spectators need to sign up at reception on the day.

    Managing director of Kempton Park Amy Starkey said: “We are eagerly anticipating the launch of the new Jumps season at Kempton Park and are delighted to welcome Binocular and Sam Waley-Cohen as special guests on the opening day of the season.”

    Tickets start from £12 booked in advance. Visit: www.kempton.co.uk or tel: 08445 793008

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