QIPCO British Champions Day
Children enjoy the Fan Zone during the Ascot QIPCO British Champions Day
Spectators stare into the paddock on QIPCO British Champions Day
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Champions Day 2020

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17th October 2020 Ascot Racecourse

QIPCO British Champions Day is the Ultimate Raceday and the finale of 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 £4.2 million purse as they bid to follow in the hoof prints of former Series stars.

The Ultimate raceday also hosts unbeatable action off the track; with a glitzy opening ceremony, Champion Flat Jockey coronation and a huge After Party; which in the past has featured the likes of Basement Jaxx, Ella Eyre and Jax Jones.



The best thoroughbreds from across the globe will be in action to compete for a record-breaking £4.2 million worth of prize money. Each race represents a chance for the best equine athletes in their division to become Champion. While the card is completed by Europe's richest mile Handicap, The £250,000 Balmoral Handicap.

2019 saw tough filly, Magical run out a game winner of the QIPCO Champion Stakes while Frankie Dettori and John Gosden teamed up for another QIPCO British Champions Day winner thanks to Star Catcher in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes. We wait to see what contenders emerge for Champions Day 2020.



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 2018 Sands of Mali led all the way to cause a 25/1 upset under Paul Hanagan.

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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 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 2018 Stradivarius capped a perfect season by making it five wins out of five!

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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, Roaring Lion and Frankel. It's a list that everyone want to join!

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The QIPCO Champion Stakes

Europe's richest ten furlong race was won in scintillating fashion again by Cracksman in 2018. Who will scoop the crown come 2019?

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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

Fan 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.

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Champion Jockey Crowning

See the number one jockey in the country be crowned Champion ahead of the first race on the day.

The crowning of the Champion Flat Jockey takes place in the Parade Ring. 2019 saw QIPCO British Champions Series Ambassador crowned Champion Jockey for the first time. Will he retain his crown in 2020 or will someone rise to the challenge?

VW Polo

Win a VW Polo

All racegoers will be automatically entered into a draw to win a VW Polo.

Head down to the Parade ring after the QIPCO Champion Stakes and you'll be in with a chance of scooping a brand new VW Polo!

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. Sporting champions from the world of athletics will parade to the crowd and sign autographs. If that wasn't enough, there's also the chance to grab some free Champions Day merchandise too as our racemakers throw it into the crowd.


King Edward VII Enclosure

Tickets from £89

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.

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The Winning Post Enclosure

Tickets from £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.

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Queen Anne Enclosure

Tickets from £24

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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Movember, the leading men’s health charity, is the first ever official charity partner of QIPCO British Champions Series. The charity is a leading voice in addressing the biggest issues facing men’s health including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

We will work with them to raise awareness of these issues amongst racefans and the hundreds of thousands of people who follow QIPCO British Champions Series each year, as well as contributing to Movember’s vital fundraising efforts. You can get involved by donating a pound to Movember when you buy your QIPCO British Champions Day ticket.