QIPCO British Champions Day

Frankel at British Champions Day 2012

The richest raceday in Britain, the QIPCO British Champions Day on 18 October will see £3.75 million of prize money up for grabs.

Considered a highlight of the Autumn sports calendar, it is often considered the best raceday in the world with the best horses lining up to race.

The Queen's horse Estimate will be at the meet, along with The Grey Gatsby, Australia, Kingman and Brown Panther - some of this year's best runners.

British Champions Day is the finale to the  QIPCO British Champion Series which features 35 Flat races, staged at ten of the UK's leading racecourses.

Forecast

18 October - Check the weather forecast for Ascot Racecourse before heading to the QIPCO British Champions Day

Spectators and enthusiasts will be looking for the perfect course conditions to suit their chosen horse and rider and to make for an exciting few day of racing at the Ascot racecourse.

On race day, the course officials will check the course conditions and inform the owners and jockeys. This information also helps those who have an interest in the race.

Owners will be looking for the course to be classed as 'good' which means the ground will be neither too hard or too soggy.

For more information about QIPCO British Champions Day take a look at the official website.

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