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Racing Festivals

European racing boasts several major Festivals throughout the season.  Held at the most famous racecourses, these events combine first class racing, international contenders and a social scene to match. Champions are crowned in every nation, with the best of the best doing battle for racing's most prestigious races. If you would like to visit any of these iconic events, we are here to help you plan your trip.  2018 Major Festivals - DOWNLOAD


QIPCO British Champions Day


QIPCO British Champions Day is the big finale to the British Flat racing season. It’s the day on which champions are crowned as Ascot Racecourse is set alight on the nation’s richest ever raceday. The best horses and jockeys from across the globe are in action to compete for record-breaking prize money of at least £4.3million in 2018, as they bid to follow in the hoof prints of the likes of Frankel, who signed of his glittering, unbeaten career on this day in 2012.


Cracksman’s runaway 7 length win in the QIPCO Champion Stakes. The colt was subsequently given a rating of 130, making this officially the best performance of the year in Europe.

DateSaturday 20th October 2018
Prize Money Over £4.3 million