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Almanzor and Christophe Soumillon win the QIPCO Champion Stakes
Children enjoy the Fan Zone during the Ascot QIPCO British Champions Day
Spectators stare into the paddock on QIPCO British Champions Day

QIPCO British Champions Day 2017

64 days to go

21st October 2017

QIPCO British Champions Day is the
breathtaking finale to the British Flat
racing season. Ascot racecourse is
set alight on the nation’s richest ever
raceday, as champions are crowned
kings and queens of the turf.

The best horses and jockeys from across the globe will be in
action to compete for a record-breaking £4.26 million purse as
they bid to follow in the hoof prints of former series stars.

2017 looks set to be bigger and better than ever before, with the
presentation for Stobart Champion Flat Jockey taking place ahead of racing too!

Book your tickets now to be at Ascot on Saturday 21st October to celebrate with the heroes of this year’s QIPCO British Champions Day!

The best thoroughbreds from across the globe will be in action to compete for a record-breaking £4.3 million worth of prize money. Each race on represents a chance for the best equine athletes in their division to become Champion.

2016 saw the French flying bolt Almanzor cement himself as an equine superstar while superstar filly Minding beat the boys to land a remarkable fourth QIPCO British Champions Series win.

There promises to be fireworks again this year as the class of 2017 battle it out to be crowned Champion.

Racing

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The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

The staying stars get the day off to a stellar start in the £350,000 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. In 2016, Martin Harley registered his first Champions Day success on Sheikhzayedroad.

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The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes

The sprinters take centre stage in the £600,000 QIPCO British Champions Series Sprint. Can the Tin Man, land back-to-back renewals of the Series sprinting finale?

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The QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes

The £600,000 climax to the QIPCO British Champions Series Fillies & Mares category provides a fantastic end-of-season target for the top female stars of the turf.

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The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO

Some of the best horses in the world will line up to contest Europe’s richest mile race. With a plethora of top talent in the Series, can Minding retain her title in 2017?

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Almanzor wins the 2016 QIPCO Champion Stakes
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The QIPCO Champion Stakes

The 2015 QIPCO British Champions Series comes to a climax in the most valuable mile and a quarter race in Europe. The £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes will see the middle distance stars lock horns.

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The fun isn't limited to the racetrack as Ascot offers a huge array of activities to suit racegoers of any age.

Check out all of the amazing activities that the day has to offer. There's a ton of extra stuff to keep you entertained away from the racetrack with a huge Kids Zone, massive after party and opening ceremony.

On Course Activities

Children enjoy the Fan Zone during the Ascot QIPCO British Champions Day

Kids Zone

Kids test out the ecquicizer in the Fanzone on QIPCO British Champions Day

Put yourself to the test in the Jockey School to see if you’ve got what it takes to become the next Frankie Dettori or Jim Crowley. Young fans can find out all about the stars of our sport in the interactive zone.

Sigala performs at the after party during the Ascot QIPCO British Champions Day

After Party

Celebrate the end of the Flat season in style and party the night away with a headline act

The stellar racing is followed up by an after-party headlined by a big name DJ! Last year saw the chart-topping hit maker Sigala bring the curtain down on the big finale.

Jim Crowley is crowned Champion Flat Jockey at Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day

Jockey Champs

See the number one jockey in the country be crowned Champion ahead of race 1

The coronation for Stobart Champion Flat Jockey will take place in the parade ring ahead of the 1st race of the day. Last year saw former Jump jockey Jim Crowley lift the title for the first time in his career

Enclosures

King Edward VII Enclosure

Ticket Price: £85

Guests will have an unsurpassed vantage
point from where to watch the action
unfold and enjoy access to exclusive
bars and restaurants across the
stylish and spacious fourth floor of
the Grandstand. Fourth floor capacity
has been reduced from 4,500 to 1,700
to ensure that guests can enjoy a
relaxed environment and a guaranteed
balcony seat from where they can enjoy
uninterrupted views of racing action.

The Winning Post Enclosure

Ticket Price: £45

Located on the west end of the
Grandstand’s ground-floor, the Winning
Post Enclosure offers guests a private
enclave yet is in the heart of the action.
With private viewing lawns immediately
adjacent to the Winning Post, this is the
closest you will get to the crucial final
moments of each race. Guests will also
have access to a second viewing lawn
where they are welcome to enjoy a picnic.

Queen Anne Enclosure

1-9 Ticket Price: £35

10+ Ticket Price: £27

Queen Anne Enclosure Admission
provides access to the Parade Ring,
Pre-Parade Ring and the excellent facilities
and viewing areas on the Concourse
Level of the Grandstand, with a variety
of places to eat, drink and bet.
All under-18s are admitted free.

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