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King George VI Chase 2018

Horses jump fences and ditches in hurdle and steeplechase races

Horse racing over jumps

Wed 26 Dec 2018

The King George VI Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Kempton Park over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year on 26 December, and features as part of the 32Red Winter Festival.

  • Light rain 18 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 18 June 2019)
Now 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 60% 80% 90% 90% 50% 20% 80% 50% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 3 3 SW 3 4 SSW 5 7 S 5 7 SE 3 5 SE 2 3 SSW 3 5 E 3 6 E 5 8 ENE 4 6 NE 4 7 ENE 5 10 NE 5 11 ENE 5 12 ENE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G G G G M M G M M G
Humidity
68% 69% 72% 79% 83% 81% 80% 79% 81% 83% 83% 84% 85% 86% 87%
UV index
2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 June 2019)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Light shower night Cloudy Light shower night Light shower day Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 40% 10% 30% 40% 10% 80% 80% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 5 13 NE 6 12 ENE 6 15 NNE 6 14 NE 6 14 NNE 5 13 NNE 6 14 NNE 4 8 ENE 5 11 ESE 6 11 ESE 6 11 SSE 4 8 W 6 10 W 8 14 W 8 15 W 11 20 WNW 11 20 WNW 11 21 WNW 11 20 WNW 10 19 WNW 9 17 W 7 15 W 7 13 W 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G M M G G G G G G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 88% 88% 88% 89% 88% 90% 90% 89% 85% 81% 81% 83% 82% 80% 78% 76% 75% 74% 74% 76% 79% 80%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Thursday (Thursday 20 June 2019)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 12 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 8 15 WSW 11 21 WSW 12 24 WSW 11 25 WSW 9 19 WSW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 81% 88% 85% 64% 57% 60% 62% 72%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: VH
Friday (Friday 21 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 10 ° 11 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 9 ° 10 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 14 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 W 6 15 WNW 7 17 WNW 6 17 WNW 5 13 WNW 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 85% 85% 64% 49% 43% 45% 58%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Saturday (Saturday 22 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 12 ° 13 ° 17 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 3 8 NW 2 5 ESE 2 5 SE 6 16 SSE 7 19 SE 8 19 SE 8 18 ESE 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
70% 83% 84% 56% 48% 44% 45% 55%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Sunday (Sunday 23 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 14 E 6 12 E 6 13 E 8 16 ESE 9 20 ESE 10 22 ESE 9 19 ESE 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
66% 79% 80% 70% 59% 58% 66% 78%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Third quarter
Monday (Monday 24 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
40% 20% 20% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 8 16 ENE 7 16 S 7 16 SSW 8 18 SSW 10 22 SSW 11 24 SE 10 23 SW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 89% 91% 84% 74% 68% 69% 79%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Third quarter
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26 December 2018 - what will the weather be like at Kempton Park?

The King George VI Chase is now the second most prestigious chase in England, surpassed only by the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Fourteen horses have won it more than once, Desert Orchid has won it four times and Kauto Star has won it five times.

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