THE King George is likely one of the highlights of the season, with the Grade 1 check for three-milers main the way in which over a cracking festive interval.
The race takes place at Kempton alongside an entire host of different intriguing contests, and this yr the two-day mini pageant begins on Boxing Day.
What’s the King George?
The King George is a Grade 1 Nationwide Hunt steeplechase. The race is run over a distance of three miles and there are eighteen fences to be jumped.
It’s the second Grade 1 chase over three miles to be run within the Nationwide Hunt season and normally attracts the highest chasers.
When is the King George?
This yr’s King George will happen on Wednesday, December 26.
The race takes place at Kempton racecourse.
The Grade 1 contest is because of begin at three.05pm – so do not miss it!
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What is the prize money?
This year’s King George has a massive prize fund, with the winner bagging just over £142,000.
It’s certainly a contest many owners would love to win!
How can I watch the race?
The race will be shown live on ITV and Racing TV.
ITV’s main channel will be broadcasting the race which gets underway at 3.05pm on Boxing Day.
What horses will be running in the King George?
All the big guns are set to run in a thrilling renewal with ten horses declared.
Might Bite, Native River, Thistlecrack, Clan Des Obeaux and Bristol De Mai will re-oppose following their Betfair Chase exploits.
Politologue and Waiting Patiently have been well-backed antepost.
Outsiders Double Shuffle, Tea For Two and Coneygree complete the lineup.
Who won the King George last year?
Last year Nicky Henderson’s Might Bite landed the contest.
He came home a length clear of Kempton specialist Double Shuffle in second.
Might Bite is likely to try and defend his crown but will have to bounce back from a disappointing reappearance in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.