QIPCO British Champions Day Itinerary

Find out more about what’s on and the running order for QIPCO British Champions Day, the best of British horseracing, supported by some of the very best British brands.

Running Order

11.00 Gates Open

12.45 Jockeys' Autograph Session – including the legendary Lester Piggott, Willie Carson, Joe Mercer, Pat Eddery, Kevin Darley, Hayley Turner and Johnny Murtagh – keep an eye out for some of the iconic races they rode in which are being shown on the big screens.
Near Bandstand Lawn

13.00 War Horse meets Monsignor - Joey, the equine star of War Horse, comes face to face with dual Cheltenham Festival winner and HEROS
ambassador Monsignor.

13.10 Mark your card - Matt Chapman, Robert Cowell and Simon Clare run through the six British Champions Day races and try to give you a few pointers towards finding a winner.

13.50 The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

13.55 Felix Francis signs copies of his new book 'GAMBLE'.
Inside the main grandstand

14.25 The QIPCO British Champions Sprint

14.45 Jockey Masterclass - see some of the up and coming jockeys riding in the final race of the day give a masterclass on the equicisers within the interactive area.
Interactive Area on the Stewards House Lawn

15.00 The QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes

15.35 The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (British Champions Mile)

16.10 The QIPCO Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance)

16.45 The QIPCO Future Stars Apprentice Handicap

16.55 Post Racing entertainment starts - featuring Duke. Why not hang back, avoid the rush and join us to celebrate the inaugural QIPCO British Champions Day?
Inside the main Grandstand

What's on...

We have a fantastic display of 'alternative horsepower' on site - check out the very best in British motorcycles with Triumph (and keep a look out for the bespoke Daytona 675 Sports bike in BCS colours!), step back in time with some vintage British motorcars courtesy of Goodwood and take a look at the best in British muscle (in vehicle terms anyway) with the JCB display.
Grandstand Lawn, Cedar Tree Lawn and by the Paddock

Fancy a proper English cuppa? Then pay a visit to Little Urn - and get yourself a free cup of Yorkshire Tea.
Grandstand Lawn

Head to the Grandstand to see our exhibition of the Best of British Brands. Everything that you can see will be won today in our text competitions.
Inside the main Grandstand

Fancy getting a pro to touch up the make-up? Perhaps you'd like to get your nails done? Visit Filthy Gorgeous – one of Debenhams' top beauty brands – for a free makeover and, what's more, they'll give you 25% off in store for a month!
Inside the main Grandstand

Check out the interactive horseracing zone – try your hand at riding a finish on a racehorse simulator, experience the thrill of a real race on the PlayStation 3's Champion Jockey with the chance to win your very own games console or, if you fancy yourself as a commentator, have a crack at commentary karaoke!
Interactive area on the Stewards House Lawn.

Have you ever actually patted a racehorse? Seen one up close and personal? Well today you can - meet Monsignor, dual Cheltenham Festival winner. If you really want to make a good impression, bring him a polo.
Interactive area on the Stewards House Lawn.

For more information, check out our itinerary page flip

  • Ascot Racecourse
  • Doncaster Racecourse
  • Goodwood Racecourse
  • Newbury Racecourse
  • York Racecourse
  • Epsom Downs Racecourse
  • Haydock Park Racecourse
  • Newmarket Racecourse
  • Sandown Park Racecourse