07 Oct A raceday like no other
QIPCO : British Champions Day
Britain’s richest raceday at Ascot on Saturday 18 October
Many of the season’s highest rated racehorses will be going head-to-head on QIPCO British Champions Day in a bid to become legends of the turf on Britain’s richest race day (Ascot 18th October). The Day might also decide the Trainers Championship, with Richard Hannon and John Gosden competing for the £3.75 million of prize money on offer in a bid to take the crown.
The stellar equine line up will also be supported by a parade of famous British Sporting Champions as well as an after-party hosted by big-name DJs – Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox and Jo Whiley – ensuring the day truly celebrates the best of British racing. Away from the track there will be plenty of additional entertainment when gates open at 10.30am, guaranteeing racing fans a day like no other. Whether you’re a regular race goer or looking for a fun day out, British Champions Day offers something for everyone. But make sure you get your tickets soon –Premier admission has already sold out.
- Sports fans: Some of Britain’s most successful sporting champions, including Adam Gemili, Jo Pavey, David Weir, Amy Williams, Sophie Christiansen and Natasha Baker will be taking part in a Parade of Champions before racing.
- Winners: One lucky race goer will become the owner of a brand new Mini One. The competition will be drawn live on the day and is free to enter.
- History buffs: A National Horseracing Museum Exhibition of some of the most significant artwork and memorabilia in British Horseracing will be on display.
- Party-goers: For the first time ever there will be an After Party on-site, generously sponsored by QIPCO, to celebrate a brilliant day’s racing. The party will kick off following the final race and will feature DJ sets from well-known Radio 1 presenters Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox and Jo Whiley.
- Students: For the first time ever 2000 students are being offered free tickets to attend the exclusive student area situated in the Ascot Pavilion. BBC Radio 1 sports presenter Simon Mundie will be hosting the day and challenging students to take him on at race commentating whilst star jockey Oisin Murphy will be on hand to give a riding master class. The UK’s number one beatboxing band, Duke, will host the exclusive student after-party.
- Book Worms: Don’t miss the opportunity to ask Clare Balding to sign a copy of her new book, ‘Walking Home’, which will be on sale on the day.
- Animal lovers: Meet the Racehorse gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with an ex-racehorse and pony racer on the Old Paddock Lawns. Don’t forget the Polos!
- Budding jockeys: Jockey School will offer race goers an insight into what it takes to become a top jockey and the opportunity to have a go themselves.
- Families: The Kids Love the Races zone is a favourite amongst young race goers and families, offering kids the chance to get behind the scenes of British racing and learn about the equipment used on a raceday, including the tack, silks and safety equipment.
- Socialites: The #ChampionsDay Twitter Walls will be in action throughout the day offering tweeting race goers the opportunity to have their say by using the hashtag #ChampionsDay.
To buy tickets to QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 18th October click here