British Champions Day 2017

Looking forward to the10th Anniversary of British Champions Day

With just weeks to go until QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 16th October, fans will have to act fast if they want to secure tickets to Britain’s richest raceday.

The King Edward VII and Winning Post enclosures for the 10th anniversary of QIPCO British Champions Day sold out in record time. There are now only a limited amount of tickets for the Queen Anne enclosure available, which you can buy here.

Rod Street, chief executive of QIPCO British Champions Series and Day, said: “The ticket sales reflect the tremendous fan interest in the 10th anniversary of QIPCO British Champions Day.

“We have seen some incredible performances on the track over the past 10 years and with the high standard of entries this year, we hope to see even more. There is also set to be a whole host of entertainment and activity off the track for people to enjoy on the day.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming fans back to QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 16th October.”

QIPCO British Champions Day is set to be a thrilling day with champions crowned on and off the track. In addition to four Group 1 races, a Group 2 and Europe’s richest mile handicap, the champion jockey, apprentice and owner will all receive their trophies. In terms of entries, the top four horses (St Mark’s Basilica, Mishriff, Adayar and Palace Pier) in the latest Longines World’s Best Racehorse rankings are currently entered for the day.

Prize money for this year’s QIPCO British Champions Day will be £4 million, cementing its position as the richest raceday in the British calendar. The QIPCO Champion Stakes is set to be the richest race in the UK this year with £1.2 million in prize money, with the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) also run for in excess of £1 million, and the three remaining pattern races on the card each offering a prize fund of £500,000. In all, prize money across the card will increase by 60% on 2020 levels, which were impacted by the covid pandemic.

About QIPCO British Champions Series and Day:

QIPCO British Champions Series showcases 35 of the UK’s finest Flat races, including three of the world’s top 10. The Series features at all of the UK’s most iconic Flat festivals, from the Epsom Derby and Doncaster St Leger, to Glorious Goodwood and Royal Ascot, presenting unparalleled, quality racing across 10 of the country’s finest racecourses.

The Series includes world-class sporting action across five different categories – Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.

Five top-class races mark the climax of the Series on the Ultimate Raceday, QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 16th October, where the world’s best compete at the nation’s richest raceday.

Put simply, QIPCO British Champions Series shines the spotlight on the best horses, the best jockeys and the best racecourses, so that millions worldwide can follow the finest Flat racing.

For more info on QIPCO British Champions Series and Day visit britishchampionsseries.com

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