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 2018

92 days to go

20th October 2018

QIPCO British Champions Day is the
big 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 £4.3 million purse as they bid to follow in the hoof prints of former series stars.

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 represents a chance for the best equine athletes in their division to become Champion.

2017 saw the Frankel's son Cracksman cement himself as an equine superstar while star filly Persuasive beat the boys to land the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

There promises to be fireworks again this year as the class of 2018 battle it out to be crowned Champion.



The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

- The staying stars are the first to take to the track in the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. In 2017 Order of St George gave Aidan O’Brien his second victory in the race as he stayed on till the line.

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The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes

- The sprinters take centre stage in the £600,000 QIPCO British Champions Day Sprint, one of the most hotly contested races in 2017 Librisa Breeze flew home to take home the spoils for Robert Winston.

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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 line up to contest Europe’s richest mile race, with a roll of honour including Minding, Solow and Frankel. It's a list that everyone want to join!

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Alamnzor wins the QIPCO Champion Stakes

The QIPCO Champion Stakes

Europe's richest ten furlong race was won in scintillating fashion by Cracksman in 2017. Can the son of Frankel scoop the days feature race in 2018?

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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.


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 the official After Party which has been headlined by the likes of George Ezra, Paloma Faith and Sigala in previous years; so watch this space for news on 2018!

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

Stobart Jockey Championships

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

The crowning of the Stobart Champion Flat Jockey takes place in the Parade Ring, last year saw Silvestre De Sousa crowned for the second time in three years, will we be seeing him three-peat?

Champions Day Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Head to the Parade Ring to see us kickoff the event with our traditional opening ceremony

Britain’s richest raceday will get off to an entertaining start as we look to fire up the crowd ahead of racing. Last year saw some of Britain’s triumphant Olympians and Paralympians parade in front of racegoers.


King Edward VII Enclosure

Early Bird Ticket Price: £85 (*Rising to £89)

On the Day

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.

*As of midnight, 13 May 2018

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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

Early Bird 1-9 Ticket Price: £24 (*Rising to £35)

Early Bird 10+ Ticket Price: £20 (*Rising to £27)

One the Day Price: £45

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.

*As of midnight, 13 May 2018


One of the most talented musicians of his generation, George Ezra, will bring Britain’s richest raceday to a close when he headlines the after-party at QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot racecourse on Saturday 21 October.

QIPCO British Champions Day will be one of the last opportunities for fans to see Ezra play in the UK this year, following a host of appearances on some of the summer’s biggest stages including the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury and V.

Ezra shot to fame with his quadruple platinum, number 1 debut album which included the hits ‘Budapest’ and ‘Blame it on Me’ and more recently released his latest single ‘Don’t Matter Now’ from his eagerly anticipated second album.

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