Betting tips for the 2023 Champions Day at Ascot will be available here once declarations are confirmed ahead of this year's meeting.

Everything you need to know about the Ascot Champions Day and the latest information ahead of the 2023 renewal.

What Is British Champions Day? 

Champions Day is a widely anticipated raceday with it being the finale of the British Flat racing season.

Ascot Racecourse plays host to Britain’s richest raceday which sees the best horses, trainers and jockeys from around Europe compete on the hallowed turf for one final, thrilling showdown.

The world-class racing on the day includes four Group 1’s with the participants all competing for £4 million in prize money, making this the place to race. 

Don't miss Frankie Dettori as he makes his final European racecourse appearance at Ascot.

Ascot Champions Day History 

British Champions Day is now firmly established as Flat racing’s end-of-season championship meeting, yet it only came into being in 2011.

Up until 2010, two of the biggest late-season fixtures in Britain were staged at Ascot and Newmarket respectively.

Organiser went about combining these meetings and put in a massive prize-money boost, thus creating British Champions Day as we know it today.

The Champion Stakes was switched from Newmarket, where it had been run since 1877. It has now become the most valuable race over a mile and a quarter in Europe.

The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes became Europe’s richest race over a mile and it has remained at Ascot. It had been the feature race of Ascot’s old late-September fixture.

Three other championship finals were then added to those main two with some alterations to the racing programme.

Ascot’s Diadem Stakes became the British Champions Sprint, while the Jockey Club Cup and the Pride Stakes moved from Newmarket to become the British Champions Long Distance Cup and the British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes.

British Champions Day Date And Time

Ascot Champions Day takes place on 21st October 2023.

The Champion Stakes is the main event. The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, The British Champions Sprint and The British Champion Fillies & Mares Stakes are the other top-grade races.

The day’s action is book-ended by the Group 2 Long Distance Cup and the highly valuable Balmoral Handicap.

Many of the horses that are entered in these races were usually well supported back in June in the Royal Ascot betting.

British Champions Day Race Card

  • 1.20pm - British Champions Long Distance Cup

  • 1.55pm - British Champions Sprint Stakes

  • 2.30pm - British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes

  • 3.05pm - Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (British Champions Mile)

  • 3.40pm - Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance)

  • 4.15pm - Balmoral Handicap Stakes 

What Happened On Ascot Champions Day In 2022

  • Long Distance Cup – winner Trueshan 11/8 fav

  • Sprint Stakes – winner Kinross 3/1 fav

  • Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes – winner Emily Upjohn 3/1 fav

  • British Champions Mile – winner Bayside Boy 33/1

  • British Champions Middle Distance – winner Bay Bridge 10/1

  • Balmoral Handicap Stakes – Shelir 80/1

Betting On British Champions Day 

We will bring you all the latest 888sport antepost horse racing odds here just as soon as we have the first of the declarations.


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