QIPCO British Champions Day - Plan your raceday


The day of champions Racings Big Finale

 QIPCO British Champions Day 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.

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Queen Anne Enclosure£35£45


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Britain's richest raceday QIPCO British Champions Day

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).

Race Times


The British Flat Jockey Championship comes to an end at Ascot and the winner will be crowned in the Parade Ring at 2.15pm.
Silvestre De Sousa was runner-up in 2016 but has gone one better to all-but secure the title a month out from Champions Day. 

The Champion Apprentice Jockey, Champion Trainer and Champion Owner will also pick up awards. 

Off the track schedule What's on

10:30 Gates Open

11:00 Free Racecourse Tour from the Parade Ring

12:50 Opening Ceremony

14:15 Champion Jockey and Champion Apprentice crowned

14:45 Autograph session with Clare Balding and Adam Gemili

15:30 Champion Owner crowned

15:40 Live Performance from Laura Wright on Trackside Stage

16:05 Win A Car draw

16:45 After Party begins with Laura Wright and House of Angels

17:40 George Ezra Live

After Party George Ezra

The flat season will come to an end on the track, but the party continues off of it as one of the most talented musicians of his generation, George Ezra, headlines the after-party at QIPCO British Champions Day on the Grandstand Lawn.

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Alpine Bar Apres-Ski comes to Ascot

Enjoy our brand new Alpine Bar, complete with music from DJ A-Roxx in between races, a full bar and a range of tasty food options.

Fanzone In the Royal Enclosure Gardens

The fanzone returns to Ascot for QIPCO British Champions Day and is the perfect place for children, families and racing fans to get up close and personal with the sport. 

Activities such as an inflatable assault course, equizisers, face painting, clip clop pony rides and interaction with a retired race horse will keep all ages intrigued. 

Trackside Stage

Located on the trackside lawn in front of the Grandstand, the Trackside Stage will host autograph signings with leading jockeys, Clare Balding and athlete Adam Gemili.

Laura Wright will also be performing live at 15:40.

Car Giveaway

Make sure you pick up a QIPCO British Champions Day Lanyard at the entrance to the Racecourse for your chance to win a VW Polo Beats.

The prize draw will take place at 4pm in the Parade Ring.

The Ascot Shop 50% 0ff

To mark the finale of the European Flat Season, The Ascot Shop is offering QIPCO British Champions Day racegoers an exclusive 50% off caps and apparel*. There are three Ascot Shops open on site; they are located by the Parade Ring, on the Cedar Tree Lawn and inside the Grandstand.The Cedar Tree Shop is open until 7pm.
*Excluding formal wear

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Food and Drink

The King Edward VII Enclosure and Queen Anne Enclosure offer an array of restaurants and bars perfect for the jumps season

Picnic are allowed on the lawns too. See our picnic policy here

Please note: The Bandstand Restaurant is closed for this raceday.

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Book a taxi to and from Ascot to ensure you have one less worry on the day 

What to wear Flat Season

King Edward VII Enclosure and Winning Post Enclosure

Ladies generally like to dress for a smart occasion.

Gentlemen usually wear a jacket with a collared shirt and tie.

Whilst this style of dress is preferred it is not compulsory during the jumps season. 

Queen Anne Enclosure

Whilst we encourage racegoers to wear smart clothing, no formal dress code applies to the Queen Anne Enclosure.

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Ascot Racecourse is ideally situated in beautiful wooded countryside adjoining Windsor Great Park and about a 50 minute drive or train journey from London.

Located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways and to London Heathrow for international visitors, Ascot offers easy access for all racegoers wherever their departure point.

Please arrive early. As a major national event we take our security obligations very seriously and are conscious of events around us, as are the hosts of other major sporting events. There will be delays at the entrances and racegoers and participants alike are advised to arrive early.

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