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Kempton Park may close in 2021

Kempton may close as early as 2021 for housing development. Credit: PA

Kempton Park, home of the classic King George VI Chase, could be closed for housing redevelopment "from 2021 at the earliest", its owners the Jockey Club announced today.

The planned £500million of investments to be made in the sport in a 10-year plan proposed by the Jockey Club would see Kempton proposed as a future redevelopment site, with a new all-weather venue to be built if that idea goes ahead.

The Jockey Club's land at The Links in Newmarket is favoured as the location for a new artificial track, with the King George moving to Sandown.

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