The banners of the great houses of the QIPCO British Champions Series have been raised and the fight is set to continue with the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday 18th May.
 
With the final season of Game of Thrones well under way, Great British Racing has created its very own map of Westeros, inspired by the opening sequence of the award-winning TV show.
 
Each guide will visit one of the 10 kingdoms involved in the QIPCO British Champions Series, before descending on King’s Landing (Ascot) for QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 19th October.
 
There is more than £20 million worth of prize money available throughout the 35 races of this year’s QIPCO British Champions Series, which showcases the finest flat racing, with the 2018 Series featuring six of the world’s top 12 races.
 
The first episode takes a look at Newbury Racecourse, home of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, the second race in the mile category of the 2019 QIPCO British Champions Series.
Credit: QIPCO British Champions Series.
 
The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, with prize money of £350,000, was first run at Newbury Racecourse in 1958 and has seen some famous previous winners, with Frankel emerging victorious in 2012 on his way to winning an incredible nine QIPCO British Champions Series races.
 
For the 2019 renewal, five-time Group 1 winner and Queen in the North, Queen Laurens of House Dance, is set to travel south to challenge her mile category rivals.
 
About QIPCO British Champions Series
 
QIPCO British Champions Series showcases 35 of the UK’s finest Flat races, including six of the world’s top 12. The Series features at all of the UK’s most iconic Flat festivals, from the Derby and St Leger, to Glorious Goodwood and Royal Ascot, presenting unparalleled, quality racing across 10 of the country’s finest racecourses.
 
The Series exhibits world-class sporting action across five different categories – Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.
 
Five top-class races mark the climax of the Series on the Ultimate Raceday, QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19th October, where the world’s best compete at the nation’s richest raceday.
 
Put simply, QIPCO British Champions Series shines the spotlight on the best horses, the best jockeys and the best racecourses, so that millions worldwide can follow the finest Flat racing.
 
For tickets to QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 19th October go to http://www.britishchampionsday.co.uk

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