British Champions Day

‘A Marvelous Achievement’: O’Brien Reflects After Record-Equaling 25th Group 1 Victory In 2017

Aidan O’Brien is likely to throw plenty of ammunition at the three Group One races in Europe next weekend in an attempt to claim the world record for most top-level victories in a year outright. The master of Ballydoyle drew level on 25 victories with the late Bobby Frankel when Hydrangea won the British Champions […]

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Ulysses To Bypass Champion Stakes And Go Directly To Breeders’ Cup Turf

A field of 10 runners, headed by Highland Reel and Cracksman, will line up in Saturday’s G1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. One notable name missing from the entries, however, is that of two-time Group 1 winner Ulysses. According to the Racing Post, trainer Sir Michael Stoute decided to skip the Champion Stakes and instead go straight […]

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Ribchester, Cracksman Among Stars Targeting British Champions Day

Cracksman, Harry Angel and Ribchester all remain in contention following the latest forfeit stage for Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on October 21. A total of £4.3 million in prize-money will be up for grabs on Britain’s richest raceday, which is taking place for the seventh time. There are 35 individual Group One winners […]

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Enable, Almanzor Headline 49 Stellar Nominees For QIPCO Champion Stakes

Superstar filly Enable heads a stellar list of entries for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. John Gosden’s dual Oaks heroine beat the boys and her elders in scintillating style in last month’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at the Berkshire circuit and holds engagements in both the Champion Stakes and the British […]

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Almanzor Defeats Found In Qipco Champion Stakes

French Derby winner Almanzor made his case as one of the top horses in Europe Saturday, defeating Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victor Found by a solid two lengths in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. Under Christophe Soumillon, Almanzor reeled off his fifth consecutive victory in the effort, rolling through 1 1/4 […]

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Minding Defeats Males On British Champions Day For Seventh Group 1 Victory

The Coolmore partnership-owned Minding captured her seventh Group 1 victory on Saturday, rallying home fiercely in the stretch to win the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions day at Ascot. The sophomore daughter of Galileo was defeating older males for the first time, and held off a determined Ribchester by a half-length on […]

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Classic Winners Minding, Galileo Gold Square Off In Ascot’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Six-time Group 1 winner Minding will look to rebound from a third-place finish in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes when she faces 12 rivals in Saturday’s Group 1 QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. The eight-furlong contest is one of four Group 1 contests scheduled on QIPCO British Champions Day. Winner of both the G1 […]

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Record 256 Entries Announced For British Champions Day

A record 256 entries have been confirmed for Britain’s richest race day – QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday October 15th. The £4.2m prize fund has drawn in runners from across the globe; with the entries boasting winners of a mouth-watering 79 Group One races and 15 Classics. The feature QIPCO Champions Stakes, the richest […]

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Video: A Frankie’s Eye View On Ascot

In anticipation of British Champions Day at Ascot, Frankie Dettori allowed fans a unique perspective on a day in the life of one of Europe’s most popular riders. A video provided a helmet/hat cam look at Dettori’s daily routine, including images of galloping victoriously before the Ascot crowd. British Champions Day has been an ongoing […]

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Hong Kong: Local Runners Having Greater Success on Champions Day

Next month, Hong Kong will host its valuable Champions Day card, which traditionally has drawn competition from around the globe. Four Group 1 races make up the prestigious program – the Cup, Vase, Sprint and Mile. Until recently, international racing stars have competed in the four races, with champions such as Snow Fairy, Falbrav, and […]

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