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The Grand Military Cup

WWTW are the nominated charity for this year's Grand Military Gold Cup Day at Sandown Park Racecourse!

Walking With The Wounded is very pleased to be the nominated charity for this year's Grand Military Gold Cup Day, sponsored by The Military Mutual, at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, on Friday 9 March.

The racecourse is kindly donating £1 to the charity from every Standard Advance Ticket sold, so we encourage you to get buying tickets and join us there on the day!

Gates open to the public at midday for this afternoon of seven horse races that is steeped in military heritage.

The feature race of the day, the Grand Military Gold Cup was first run in 1841. It is a National Hunt Chase open to horses aged five years or older and is run over a distance of 3 miles and ½ furlong. The race is restricted to (currently serving) Military Amateur riders and is guaranteed to feature some of the country’s finest Military Amateur jockeys. Ownership of the horses in the race is also limited to serving or ex-serving members of the Armed Forces.

Last year Walking With The Wounded Trustee and previous expedition team member, Guy Disney, galloped to victory in the 2017 Grand Military Gold Cup. Guy served with the Light Dragoons but was wounded in Afghanistan in 2009 after being hit by a rocket propelled grenade resulting in him having his right leg amputated below the knee. Since his experience Guy has proved that despite injury one can still achieve extraordinary things. He skied to the North Pole and South Pole as part of the WWTW expedition teams, and in 2017 he became the first amputee to win a horse race under Rules on Rathlin Rose.   

Tickets for the 2018 Grand Military Gold Cup event on Friday 9 March start from £16 and children go racing for free. Please click here to purchase.