All-Weather Championships Finals Day: The third All-Weather Championships series has been running from Thursday 29th October 2015 and culminates with All-Weather Championships Finals Day on Good Friday, 25th March 2016 at Lingfield Park.
The seven races on All-Weather Championships Finals Day are worth a total of £1.1 million.
Horses have qualified for one of the races on Finals Day by racing three times on an All-Weather surface in Britain, France or Ireland. Horses needed to be high enough rated to run in one of the seven Finals, each worth at least £150,000, or they made sure of participation by winning a Fast-Track Qualifier, which grants free and guaranteed entry.
The other way to qualify for one of the Finals was to run three times during the Championship period, including twice on a designated All-Weather surface in Great Britain, Ireland or France and at least once on dirt at Meydan, Dubai.
The categories this season are: 3-Y-O Sprint, 3-Y-O Mile, Sprint, Mile, Fillies’ & Mares’, Marathon and Middle Distance. There have been four Fast-Track Qualifiers for each race category.
£10,000 will go to each of the All-Weather Champions, based on the number of winners, at the end of All-Weather Championships season:
- Champion All-Weather Jockey
- Champion All-Weather Trainer
- Champion All-Weather Owner
- Champion All-Weather Sire
- Winning-Most All-Weather Horse
- Champion Tipster
In addition to the awards above, the horse who wins the most prize money during the period will become the ‘All-Weather Horse of the Year’.
For the third year, Arena Racing Company (ARC) is pleased to be supporting the Lambourn Open Day with a £10,000 donation. Also for the third year, ARC is giving each lad or lass that leads up a horse and each travelling lad and lass £100 as a goodwill gesture for working on Good Friday.
Alicia Lowes will sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, the song of official All-Weather Championships charity partner Walking The Courses, before racing and there will a bucket collection on gates when racegoers are leaving the course.
For full information on the All-Weather Championships, including the All-Weather blog, please visit: www.awchampionships.co.uk
Race Programme, Lingfield Park – Polytrack
|1.40pm||£150,000||32Red.com All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships|
|2.10pm||£150,000||Unibet All-Weather Sprint Championships|
|2.40pm||£150,000||32Red All-Weather Marathon Championships|
|1m 7f 169y|
|3.15pm||£150,000||Ladbrokes All-Weather Mile Championships|
|3.45pm||£200,000||Coral Easter Classic All-Weather Middle Distance Championships|
|4.15pm||£150,000||Unibet Three-Year-Old Sprint All-Weather Championships|
|4.45pm||£150,000||32Red All-Weather Three-Year-Old Mile Championships||1m|