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King George VI Chase







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The King George VI Chase is one of the most rousing horse races of the UK national hunt calendar. It takes place on 26TH December at Kempton Park Racecourse, Surrey. The race is widely regarded as the second most prestigious chase of the year, with only the Cheltenham Gold Cup thought of as more important. The race is run over 3 miles, representing a big test of stamina for the UK and Ireland’s top chasers. Among the early favourites for this year’s King George race will be Cue Card, Thistlecrack and Douvan. The 2016 King George VI Chase will take place on Boxing Day at 15.10pm (GMT).



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The race was first held in February 1937, and was named after King George VI who had ascended to the throne the year previously. In 1947 it moved to its traditional Boxing Day date. As an aside, a lot of people ask why is Boxing Day called Boxing Day? In Ireland it is called St Stephen’s Day, but in Britain it was the tradition to give servants and tradesmen a ‘Christmas Box’ the day after Christmas Day and the name stuck. For punters though, the answer to the question what is Boxing Day? Is usually followed by the response that it means thrilling King George betting and racing action at the Winter Festival.



2015 King George VI Chase Betting Results

Of course as such a prestigious race, the King George VI has no end of winners that could only be said to sit among horse racing royalty. Top of the pile is Kauto Star with five wins (2006-2009, 2011). The great Desert Orchid managed to notch four wins (1986, 1988-1990). There have been several multiple winners in the past, so it is always worthwhile to take a look at the past results before making a selection. The most recent winner was Cue Card (2016), who held off strong competition from Vautour and Al Ferof to land the win. The race also featured former winner Silviniaco Conti, who pulled up, and Don Cossack who fell.



The 2016 King George Race promises to be a cracker. Cue Card is already featuring prominently in the King George betting, but may face tough competition from the likes of Coneygree, Douvan and Thistlecrack. The latter pair has made the switch from hurdles to chasing, so it will be interesting to see if they can mix it up with best chasers in the country. Many winners of the King George have also gone on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same year, so it is also worth keeping an eye on the winner for future races.



Bet with William Hill Online at 2016 King George VI Chase

Of course, you will find brilliant odds for the King George Race Boxing Day, as well as every other race at the Winter Festival, at William Hill online now. We will provide you with everything you need to bet on the King George VI Chase, including the latest tips, betting news, form and racecards. As the most established bookmaker in the UK, we use our decades of experience to give you the most comprehensive coverage of horse racing. Get the utmost out of the Winter Festival and UK and Ireland racing by joining William Hill today.



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