Elite runners aim for Ascot in the QIPCO British Champions Day

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HORSE racing’s elite runners are aiming this Saturday, 17th October for the QIPCO British Champions Day, the prestigious one-day flat meeting with four Group 1 races for the best-of-the-best deciders.


The elite field is expected to include Group 1 season winners Stradivarius, Dream of Dreams, Magical, Palace Pier and Mishriff to run respectively in the Long Distance Cup, Sprint, Fillies and Mares Stakes, Queen Elizabeth “” Stakes and the Champion Stakes.

Hong Kong Jockey Club and UK Tote Group have together formed part of a global betting pool for greater liquidity as racing fans from around the world bet in a single pool on British racing’s richest meeting. Racecourse Media Group (RMG) will deliver the media and betting rights with the first race of the day off at 1.20pm GMT+1.


Magical is set to be in with a chance on Champions Day at Ascot


“QIPCO British Champions Day is a world-class race day with a strong international reach,” said British Champions Series chief executive Rod Street. “Our partnership through Racecourse Media Group with the Hong Kong Jockey Club extends that reach and enables customers to bet into a sizeable pool with attractive products. We are excited about the potential and delighted to partner with Hong Kong Jockey Club’s World Pool.”

Participating racing nations including the UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA in betting into a single pool have opened greater liquidity for racing fans with wagers growing almost 50 percent to £137 million over last year’s £92.2 million.


Rod Street, Chief Executive of Great British Racing and British Champions Series


“We are delighted to be partnering with British Champion Series, Racecourse Media Group and UK Tote Group in extending the World Pool For another major international racing event,” added Hong Kong Jockey Club chief executive officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.

RMG’s further commercial responsibilities with Qatar British Champions Day betting data rights include streaming for bookmakers and live coverage distributions to the betting industry.


Superstar Stradivarius is set to run on Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse


See the run-up to the Qatar British Champions Day online at


Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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