Kempton Racecourse (All Weather)

Kempton Racecourse (All Weather)

Kempton Racecourse (All Weather)

Key Characteristics

Kempton Racecourse is just inside the M25 in Surrey. It has an all weather flat track and a turf jump track. Racing therefore takes place all year round.
Kempton is the only right handed all-weather course in the UK. The surface they use is a polytrack one, although it is felt to be deeper and therefore not as fast as both Lingfield and Wolverhampton . The course is generally a fair track with a cut away in the straight ensuring that there are few hard luck stories. Having said that the 5 furlong and 9 and 10 furlong races are run on an inner loop and have a very short run-in and those distances definitely favour front running horses.

Draw Bias & Pace Analysis

The 5 furlong course at Kempton is probably the tightest 5 furlong course in the country and therefore not surprisingly it is a massive advantage to be drawn low. A lot of the 5 furlong races are won at the start, when a low drawn runner breaks quickly and makes all. With the very short straight it is very hard for front runners who have gone the correct pace to be pegged back.
Over 6 furlongs, even though it is run on the outer loop, does still favour low drawn stalls with stall 1 winning nearly a third of all races. This draw bias is seen at 7 furlongs as well but not as significant (stall 1 & 2 make up a third of all winners) and then it is only slight over 1m.

The Pace Analysis shows that although Kempton is obviously one course in effect it has a track within a track. Over 5 and 10 furlongs the inner loop is used, which means the course is a tight with a short run in. So for these distances, particularly over 5 furlongs front runners are massively favoured.

However for the other distances which use the outer loop, the bias is completely reversed and it is very hard for front runners to hold on up the very long straight. Kempton has one of the most occurrences of horses losing having been matched at 1.10 or less on Betfair Exchange.

Trainers & Jockeys


Charlie Appleby 32.4
John Gosden 26.3
Roger Varian 22.8
Roger Charlton 18.5
James Fanshawe 15.2
Mark Johnston 14.1
Richard Hannon 13.4
Ralf Beckett 13.2



James Doyle 28.7
Andrea Atzeni 28.1
Silvestre De Sousa 16.6
Martin Harley 15.2
Jim Crowley 14.9
Adam Kirby 14.4
Oisin Murphy 14.3


Kempton Racecourse (All Weather) - The Track
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