Star milers set for QIPCO British Champions Day clash

The long-anticipated clash of the season looks set to be on with star milers Solow and Gleneagles set to lock horns on Britain’s richest raceday, the £4,264,385 QIPCO British Champions Day, at Ascot on Saturday 17th October, following the unveiling of the five-day entries at a livestreaming event at Tattersalls in Newmarket yesterday (Monday).

Other star attractions include one of Europe’s top-rated sprinters, Muhaarar, whilst there is set to be a tantalising clash between Classic winners, Covert Love and Simple Verse in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes.

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The thrilling action on track kicks off at the earlier time of 12.45pm with the Group 2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup and gates on the day open at 10.30am.

The card then features four consecutive Group 1 races – the first time such quality has been on offer at a British meeting – before drawing to a close at 3.45pm with the second running of Europe’s richest mile handicap, the £250,000 Balmoral Handicap (sponsored by QIPCO).

Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of sponsors QIPCO said: “We are very proud that QIPCO British Champions Day has cemented itself as one of the leading race days of the year in the European and World calendars. We are very happy to see international participation too.

“We try to support racing, we love racing, it’s always been in our blood. Year on year we try to improve and see better horses and that’s what we’re getting now. We hope to have a winner [in the Qatar Racing colours], that’s the main goal from the start of the season, to get a winner or two on Champions Day.”

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