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What’s on offer at the British Champions Day

The sixth British Champions Day is to be held at Ascot on Saturday 15th October 2016, and offers the chance to see the world’s finest horses and jockeys ride an immense battle. Gates open at 10:30am, and close at 7:30pm.

The race is the conclusion of the QIPCO British Champion Series, and offers a variety of race types: for Ten-furlong horses (The Champion Stakes), Sprinters (six furlongs), Long Distance horses (two miles), Milers (The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes) and Fillies and Mares (one mile and four furlongs). Over £4 million in prize money is available across the final races of the five QIPCO British Champions Series categories.

Yet, it is not just racing that makes the day so special – there is a lot going on to keep everybody occupied. There are various dining options, including a Fine Dining menu designed by award winning Head Chef Gemma Amor (available in a private box, a la carte dining and through the bespoke dining experience). Casual Dining is also on offer, along with on the go type foods and drinks. Alternately, the option to pack your own picnic and enjoy the outdoors with a group of friends is also available.

Free tours of the racecourses are available, given by an iconic Bowler Hat Steward, and include visits to the weighing room and jockey’s changing rooms. Young racegoers can find enjoyment in the Jockey School on offer, which aims to see if you have what it takes to become the next big jockey. The school teaches kids about the greats in racing in the Kids Love the Races zone.

For more information, and a race timetable, visit: https://www.ascot.co.uk/horse-races-and-events/qipco-champions-day


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