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The Epsom August Afternoon Racing

The Epsom August Afternoon Racing is an extraordinary horse racing meeting that takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August, offering six brilliant flat races on a warm Summer’s afternoon.

If you’re thinking of attending Epsom’s magnificent racecourse this Summer or you’re just looking for information about the races for betting purposes, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are the six races that feature on the fixture list of Epsom’s August Afternoon Racing, who participates, how much they can win, and the times you can expect each race to begin:

Chantilly Nursery Flat Race

The Chantilly Nursery Flat Race is a Class 5 flat race that serves as the opening race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Usually featuring a fairly small field of runners, The Chantilly Nursery Flat Race is open to horses exclusively two years old and runs 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Last time out, the seven runners competed for a share of an £8,200 purse, which was shared proportionately between the first four horses to successfully complete the race. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position:

1st place – 9/4 Good Job Power (IRE) – £4,528

2nd place – 5/2 Light The Fuse (IRE) – £1,348

3rd place – 25/1 Krishmaya (IRE) – £673

4th place – 11/4 Timon (IRE) – £337

The Chantilly Nursery Flat Race will begin at around 14:10 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes Flat Race

The British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes Flat Race is a Class 4 European Breeders Fund flat race that serves as the second race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Usually featuring a fairly small field of runners, The British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes Flat Race is open to horses aged two years old and runs 1 mile and 113 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse.

At the last edition of this race in 2019, horses competed for a share of a £7,400 prize pool, which was shared out proportionately between placing horses in the following fashion:

1st place – 5/2 Gold Souk (IRE) – £4,787

2nd place – 4/1 South Coast (USA) – £1,424

3rd place – 7/4 Baptism (IRE) – £712

4th place – 11/1 Sky Flyer (GB) – £356

The British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes Flat Race will begin at around 14:45 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Terry Mills & John Akehurst Handicap Flat Race

The Terry Mills & John Akehurst Handicap Flat Race is a Class 3 handicap flat race that serves as the third race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Usually featuring a small field of runners, The Terry Mills & John Akehurst Handicap Flat Race is open to horses aged three years old and above and runs just 6 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Last August, the prize pool the 6 runners was fighting for was a generous £15,000, which was shared between the first four horses to successfully pass the final post in the following manner:

1st place – 10/1 Mokaatil (GB) – £9,338

2nd place – 5/1 Count Otto (IRE) – £2,796

3rd place – 7/2 Little Boy Blue (GB) – £1,398

4th place – 11/4 Thegreatestshowman (GB) – £699

The Terry Mills & John Akehurst Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 15:15 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Stanley Wootton Handicap Flat Race

The Stanley Wootton Handicap Flat Race is a Class 5 handicap flat race that serves as the fourth race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Usually featuring a fairly small field of runners, The Stanley Wootton Handicap Flat Race is open to horses aged three years old and above and is the longest race of the occasion measuring 1 mile, 4 furlongs and 6 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Last time out at The August Afternoon Racing in 2019, The Stanley Wootton Handicap Flat Race had a prize pool of £8,200 that was assigned to the four placement positions proportionately in the following sums:

1st place – 7/4 Peace Prevails (GB) – £4,528

2nd place – 5/1 Mullarkey (GB) – £1,348

3rd place – 5/1 Junoesque (GB) – £673

4th place – 4/1 Ban Shoof (GB) – £337

The Stanley Wootton Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 15:50 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Back To The 80s NYE Party Handicap Flat Race

The Back To The 80s NYE Party Handicap Flat Race is a Class 4 handicap flat race that serves as the fifth race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Usually featuring a medium-sized field of runners, The Back To The 80s NYE Party Handicap Flat Race is open to horses aged three years old and above and runs 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Last Summer, the competitors in this race fought for a share of a £12,200 purse. Here’s how much was assigned to each placement position:

1st place – 8/1 Key Player (GB) – £7,116

2nd place – 7/1 Juanito Chico (IRE) – £2,118

3rd place – 13/2 Highland Acclaim (IRE) – £1,058

4th place – 25/1 Black Medick (GB) – £529

The Back To The 80s NYE Party Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 16:20 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Join Racing TV Now Handicap Flat Race

The Join Racing TV Now Handicap Flat Race is a Class 5 handicap flat race that serves as the penultimate race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Usually consisting of a small field of runner, The Join Racing TV Now Handicap Flat Race is open to horses aged three years old and above and runs 1 mile, 2 furlongs and 17 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The prize pool for this race last time out was £8,200, which was shared between the first four finishers of the race in the following fashion:

1st place – Evs (1/1) Isle Of Wolves (GB) – £4,528

2nd place – 10/1 Duke Of North (IRE) – £1,348

3rd place – 9/1 Couldn’t Could She (GB) – £673

4th place – 4/1 Grange Walk (IRE) – £337

The Join Racing TV Now Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 16:55 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

Spectacular Christmas Parties At Epsom Downs Handicap Flat Race

The Spectacular Christmas Parties At Epsom Downs Handicap Flat Race is a Class 6 handicap flat race that serves as the final race of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing at Epsom Downs Racecourse every August.

Usually featuring a slightly larger field of runners, The Spectacular Christmas Parties At Epsom Downs Handicap Flat Race is open to horses aged exactly three years old and runs 7 furlongs and 3 yards of Epsom Downs Racecourse.

The prize pool was £7,211 last August, with the following sums assigned to each placement position:

1st place – 9/2 Sirius Slew (GB) – £3,881

2nd place – 7/1 Poet’s Magic (GB) – £1,155

3rd place – 12/1 Threefeetfromgold (IRE) – £577

4th place – 10/1 Arriba De Toda (IRE) – £300

The Spectacular Christmas Parties At Epsom Downs Handicap Flat Race will begin at around 17:25 on Tuesday the 31st of August 2021.

News

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Odds

Odds for races at The Epsom August Afternoon Racing are always worth placing a few bets on. Even in races featuring as few as six runners, you’ll still often find odds reaching double figures.

The biggest upset seen at last year’s edition of The Epsom August Afternoon Racing was in The Terry Mills & John Akehurst Handicap Flat Race when 10/1 priced outsider Mokaatil finished in first place, ridden by jockey Angus Villiers and trained by Ian Williams.

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