The cavalry is coming to Sandown Park in Esher on Friday, February 19, for a top day of racing.

The Help for Heroes Royal Artillery Gold Cup Day event takes place during half-term and should prove an ideal event to educate and entertain the children in equal measure.

As well as a military parade and performance from the Royal Artillery Band, at 1pm a gun will be fired to announce the start of the racing.

There will also be a museum stand exhibiting a selection of medals and memorabilia and selling historical books and tanks and trucks on display for racegoers to view.

As a special offer for this raceday, adults can enjoy a reduced entrance price for only £10 when booked in advance. The Royal Artillery Hunt will be parading and racegoers can head down to the course to mingle with the Master of Hounds and hear the calling of the Huntsman Horn.

Help for Heroes is one of the UK’s most prominent charities and has raised over £23m to fund some incredible projects for the injured British soldiers.

As a special offer, adults can purchase a reduced entrance price for £10 when booked in advance.

For further information or to book in advance, visit or call 01372 470047.