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QIPCO British Champions Day

Programme & Tickets

Saturday 21st October 2017

Flat Season Finale

QIPCO British Champions Day, now in its sixth year, is the finale of the European Flat racing season. It's the richest raceday in the British calendar and the chance to see the World's finest horses and jockeys battle it out for their slice of history.

As the culmination of the QIPCO British Champions Series, this raceday features the end-of-season championship races for Ten-furlong horses (The Champion Stakes), Milers (The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Sprinters (six furlongs), Long distance horses (two miles) and Fillies and Mares (one mile and four furlongs).

Click here for more on the British Champions Series

Raceday Programme

10:30 am Gates Open
1:25 pm First Race
4:25 pm Last Race
7:30 pm Gates Close
Times may be subject to change

Ticket Types

£85 £90

King Edward VII Enclosure - Advanced price On the Day Price

King Edward VII Enclosure

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Guests will have an unsurpassed vantage point of the racing and enjoy access to exclusive bars and restaurants across the stylish, spacious fourth floor of the Grandstand. Fourth-floor capacity has been reduced to just 1,700, reflecting the number of balcony seats available, ensuring that guests will enjoy a relaxed environment and uninterrupted race viewing. Guests will also have access to private cocktail and Champagne bars.  A strict dress code will apply and ladies are encouraged to wear hats.   

£45 £49

Winning Post Enclosure - Advanced price On the Day Price

Winning Post Enclosure

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Located on the west end of the Grandstand’s ground-floor, the Winning Post Enclosure offers guests a private enclave within the heart of the action. With exclusive use of the viewing lawn next to the Winning Post, this is the closest you will get to the final moments of each race. Guests will also have access to a second lawn where they are welcome to enjoy a picnic. Other exquisite lunch options include a three-course a la carte menu in The Smokehouse, shellfish platters at the Seafood Terrace or a range of sandwiches and cakes at the Deli.  

£24 £45

Queen Anne Enclosure - Advanced price On the Day Price

Queen Anne Enclosure

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The Queen Anne Enclosure provides access to the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and the excellent facilities and viewing areas on the Concourse Level of the Grandstand, with a variety of places to eat, drink and bet. 




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There is free entry for under-18s on all racedays when accompanied by an adult. These tickets are issued on the day and there is no need to pre-order. Please note that identification to verify age may be required at the turnstiles.

The Experience


The flat season finale promises the world’s best racehorses delivering moments that go down in racing history.

The eyes of the racing world are focused on Ascot for the richest day in British racing - over £4 million in prize money is on offer across the final races in each of the five QIPCO British Champions Series categories.

It presents a fantastic opportunity for the season's equine stars and their owners, together with the top trainers and jockeys, to achieve sporting immortality on Ascot's historic turf. Watch highlights from 2016 as Almanzor and Minding stole the show. 


There are several experiences to choose from. Each offers a truly unique experience at our historic racecourse.

King Edward VII Enclosure

previously known as premier admission

Guests will have an unsurpassed vantage point and enjoy access to exclusive bars and restaurants across the stylish and spacious fourth floor of the Grandstand. Capacity in this area has been reduced to ensure there is sufficient seating on the balcony for all racegoers, where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the racing action below.

Winning Post Enclosure

Located at the west end of the Grandstand’s ground-floor, the Winning Post Enclosure offers guests a private enclave yet is in the heart of the action. With private viewing lawns immediately adjacent to the Winning Post, this is the closest you will get to the crucial final moments of each race. Guests will also have access to a second viewing lawn where they are welcome to enjoy a picnic. 

Queen Anne Enclosure


Put yourself at the centre of the raceday, at the very heart of the action. In the Queen Anne Enclosure you can view the horses in the Parade Ring before heading trackside to watch the top-class racing. You will find plenty of delicious options for food and drink, or you may choose to bring your own to enjoy a relaxed picnic on the lawns.

Fine Dining

Fine Dining packages at Ascot offer guests sumptuous lunches, afternoon teas and fine wines in stunning restaurants including our popular On5 resturant.

Private Boxes

Ascot has an extensive range of private boxes, each consisting of a private bar and dining room with a large flat screen television, bespoke catering options, and a balcony that offers a prime view of the racing. Betting facilities are easily accessible on every level. 

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Plan Your Day


Join the conversation via Twitter using our British Champions Day hashtag: #ChampionsDay – and don’t worry about using your data, sign up to our free WiFi. Post your comments and pictures and look out for them on the big screens.

Jockey School

Put yourself to the test in the Jockey School to see if you’ve got what it takes to become the next Ryan Moore or Silvestre de Sousa. Young racegoers can find out all about the stars of our sport in the interactive Kids Love the Races zone. 

Food and Drink

There is plenty of delicious on-the-go and casual food options available to racegoers throughout the Racecourse.

Free Wi-Fi

We are delighted to be able offer all racegoers access to free wi-fi during your visit to Ascot. Use it to share your experience with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook

Racecourse Tour

Enjoy a free guided tour from one of our iconic Bowler Hat Stewards including a visit to the weighing room and jockey’s changing rooms. For times and location please refer to the Racecard on the day.

Race Times

Keep on track with a full list of current race times. All times are subject to change

Plan Your Journey

Situated in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways and reached in just under one hour by train from London, Ascot offers easy access for all racegoers wherever their departure point.

Picnic Policy

Racegoers are welcome to bring their own picnics as long as they abide by our Picnic Policy. Picnics must be brought in at the time of entry to the enclosure and not on re-entry. 


We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to pre-purchase raceday specific vouchers to spend in The Ascot Shop – a fabulous way to spoil a guest or family member and ensure that they take home something to remember their special day. Vouchers can be purchased in denominations of £10, £25 and £50.


Ascot Racecourse Parking & Facilities Map

Parking Prices for QIPCO British Champions Day

Car Park 1 Cars £ 20.00
Car Park 5 Cars £ 6.00
Car Park 6 Cars FREE
Car Park 6 Cars, Coaches, Minibuses & Limos FREE

Car parks open at 9:00am
Car parks close at 9:00pm

The best available car park spaces for each admission level will be sold first, so book early for the most convenient location.

Booked a Package?

Car park labels are included with all restaurant packages. Additional labels should be purchased in advance by calling +44 (0)844 346 0346. 

A £1 booking fee now applies to all orders placed online (excluding print at home tickets). This charge will be applied at the payment stage or is included in any additional charge for special postage methods. Orders placed by telephone will incur a £3 booking fee. 

Coach Drivers

Coach drivers can obtain a free Queen Anne Enclsoure Admission ticket on production of their PCV or PSV licence and their work docket to any Ticket Office on all Ascot Racedays excluding Royal Ascot, King George VI Weekend, The Shergar Cup and British Champions Day. 

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