If you enjoy world-class sporting action, the QIPCO British Champions Series is for you. Staged for the first time in 2011, it incorporates the 35 top Flat races in the British horseracing calendar, showcasing the best Flat racing on the planet.
The 2016 Series will take place over 26 racedays, launching on Saturday 30 April with the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course and climaxing on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 15 October.
The Series comprises five championship categories, namely Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.
Each features the seven highest-rated races in that category, including no less than 12 of the world’s top 20 races, and brings together the finest horses, jockeys and trainers to compete for the sport’s most prestigious prizes.
The Series is staged at the country’s ten leading racecourses – Ascot, Doncaster, Epsom Downs, Goodwood, Haydock Park, Newbury, Newmarket’s July Course, Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, Sandown Park and York.
It encompasses all British Flat racing’s key festivals, including the QIPCO Guineas Festival, the Investec Derby Festival, Royal Ascot, the Moët & Chandon July Festival, Qatar Goodwood Festival, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival and the Ladbrokes St Leger Meeting.
QIPCO British Champions Day, the climax to the Series, is Britain’s richest raceday with over £4.2 million in prize money.
In 2015, Muhaarar and Solow confirmed their champion status in emphatic style to bow out their seasons as Series superstars. Gallic warrior Solow is set to return this year in a bid to become the first horse since Frankel to win twice on QIPCO British Champions Day.