Gates Open at 10:30am to allow sports fans to be able to enjoy both the racing and rugby on the day.
|10.30am – 12.00 noon:||Behind the scenes tours of Ascot, taking in the pre-Parade Ring, the Parade Ring, and heading out on to the course. Departing from the Old Paddock Lawns at regular intervals.|
|10.30am – 3.00pm:||The interactive horseracing zone with Meet a Racehorse and Jockey School, in partnership with the Pony Club.|
|11.55am:||Jockey Autograph signing session, with Lester Piggott, Richard Hughes and Silvestre de Sousa|
|12.15pm:||Crowning of the new Stobart Flat Champion Jockey, in the Parade Ring, presentation by Lester Piggott and Richard Hughes|
|12.45pm – First Race:||The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup|
|1.20pm – Second Race:||The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes|
|1.55pm – Third Race:||The QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes|
|2.10pm:||Presentation to the Champion Apprentice Jockey of 2015 in the Parade Ring|
|2.30pm – Fourth Race:||The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO)|
|3.05pm – Fifth Race:||The QIPCO Champion Stakes|
|3.15pm:||Win a Mini – Competition draw (entrants must be round the Parade Ring to win)|
|3.45pm – Sixth Race:||The Balmoral Handicap (sponsored by QIPCO)|
|4.00pm:||The QIPCO British Champions Day After-Party begins (located in the West End of the Grandstand, featuring DJ set from Paloma Faith, see below)|
|4.00pm:||Rugby World Cup Quarter Final Kick Off – shown on dedicated big screens on the Grandstand Lawns|
|7.30pm:||The After-Party ends, and all bars will close|
Kids Love the Races Roadshow
Run in conjucntion with Great British Racing, the hugely popular Kids Love the Races Roadshow will again be at QIPCO British Champions Day. The programme offers children the opportunity to learn about the racing’s equine and human superstars, design their own silks, and hone their race-riding skills on an equicizer.
The QIPCO British Champions Day After Party
BRIT Award-winning artist Paloma Faith has been announced as the special guest DJ for this year’s after-party. The singer, who was crowned Best Female Solo Artist at the awards ceremony earlier this year, will headline the official after-party once racing has finished.
She said: “I’m excited to be DJing at the amazing Ascot racecourse and will be getting the crowd up on their feet and dancing after they’ve enjoyed all the action on track. I’m hoping that some of them will be able to give me some racing tips on the day too.”
Rugby World Cup Quarter Final
Following the conclusion of the racing, we will be showing the first of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals on the big screens so that sports fans can enjoy both the action on track and the clash at Twickenham.