QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse – Saturday 19th October 2019: Race Day Programme
10.30AM GATES OPEN
1:30PM QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS LONG DISTANCE CUP (GROUP 2)
NO PENALTIES, 3-y-o and up, 2 miles (3200 metres), round course
2:10PM QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SPRINT (GROUP 1)
3-y-o and up, 6 furlongs (1200 metres), straight course
2:45PM QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS FILLIES & MARES STAKES (GROUP 1)
3-y-o and up, 1 mile and four furlongs (2400 metres), round course
3:20PM QUEEN ELIZABETH II STAKES SPONSORED BY QIPCO (GROUP 1)
3-y-o and up, 1 mile (1600) metres
4:00PM QIPCO CHAMPION STAKES (GROUP 1)
3-y-o and up, 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2000 metres), round course
4:45PM BALMORAL HANDICAP (SPONSORED BY QIPCO)
3-y-o and up, 1 mile (1600 metres), straight course
QIPCO British Champions Series shines the spotlight on Britain’s most prestigious Flat races between May and October, culminating in the grand finale on Saturday 19th October 2019 at Ascot Racecourse with the richest race day in Great Britain – QIPCO British Champions Day.
Hosted across ten of the UK’s leading racecourses it encompasses the top British racing festivals, including the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket, the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom, Royal Ascot, the Moet & Chandon Newmarket July Festival, The Qatar Goodwood Festival, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York and the William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster.
QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19th October is the richest raceday in the British calendar with £4.2m in prize money on offer and is the finale to the European Flat racing season. It has an unrivalled British card featuring four Group 1’s, a Group 2 and the richest mile handicap in Europe.
STRUCTURE OF QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS SERIES
The QIPCO British Champions Series comprises five categories:
Hosted across ten of the UK’s leading racecourses:
Encompassing the top racing festivals:
Each division features the seven highest-rated races in each category in Great Britain which culminate in a same-day finale on QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 19th October 2019.