King George VI Chase at Kempton Park Racecourse
December 26 @ 12:40 pm GMT
BOXING DAY RACING at Kempton
Boxing Day racing focusses on the race that underpins the entire festival – The King George VI Steeple Chase. The race draws incredible talent as horses, jockeys and trainers compete to leave a permanent mark in racing history.
THE KING GEORGE VI CHASE
The Grade 1 race first ran in 1937 and was named after the newly crowned king. It was won by Southern Hero who, to date, remains the oldest winner of the race at 12 years old. The King George VI Chase is synonymous with some of the most famous names in racing with Arkle, Pendil, Wayward Lad and Best Mate all taking their place on the roll of honour.
Frodon won the 2020 Ladbrokes King George VI Chase for trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Bryony Frost, who became the first female rider to win the race. Frodon led throughout the three-mile race and held off the fast-finishing Waiting Patiently to give trainer Paul Nicholls his 12th King George win.