Street reflects on 12th QIPCO British Champions Day

Street reflects on 12th QIPCO British Champions Day Rod Street, Chief Executive of British Champions Series, said: “The 12th running of QIPCO British Champions Day has been a spectacular day, with brilliant stories all round. “Whether that be the Champions crowned before racing, Trueshan and Hollie Doyle becoming the first combination to win races at […]

Bay Bridge grinds out QIPCO Champion Stakes success as Baaeed loses unbeaten record

Bay Bridge grinds out QIPCO Champion Stakes success as Baaeed loses unbeaten record Bay Bridge (10/1) gave trainer Sir Michael Stoute his first winner on QIPCO British Champions Day with a game success under Richard Kingscote in the feature G1 QIPCO Champion Stakes. The £1.3m contest was meant to be a coronation for the world’s […]

Bayside Boy a 33-1 stunner in the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Bayside Boy a 33-1 stunner in the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Bayside Boy stormed home under Tom Marquand to cause a 33/1 upset in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO), providing his trainer Roger Varian with a first success in the mile showpiece. Galvanised by blinkers, on for the second time […]

Emily Upjohn back with a bang in QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes

Emily Upjohn back with a bang in QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Emily Upjohn showed a fine turn of foot to leave her rivals trailing in what had looked a wide open renewal of the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes. A dominant three-length success represented a return to form for […]

Kinross and Dettori scorch to victory in QIPCO British Champions Sprint

Kinross and Dettori scorch to victory in QIPCO British Champions Sprint Kinross continued a brilliant season for trainer Ralph Beckett by powering to a two-and-a-quarter length victory in the G1 British Champions Sprint Stakes under Frankie Dettori. The well-backed 3/1 favourite had never previously won over six furlongs but the drop back from seven furlongs […]

Trueshan digs deep to land third QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup

Trueshan digs deep to land third QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup Trueshan became the first horse to win three times on QIPCO British Champions Day as he edged out Coltrane in the opening G2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. The 11/8 favourite was lifted home by Hollie Doyle in a stirring conclusion to […]

Buick storms to first Jockeys’ Championship

Buick storms to first Jockey’s Championship William Buick realised a long-held ambition at Ascot today as he was crowned Champion Jockey for the first time. The 34-year-old has dominated the championship from the outset and begins the final day of the season on 157 winners, 67 clear of his closest challengers Hollie Doyle and Tom […]

Today’s market movers with Betfred, official bookmaker of Ascot

Today’s market movers with Betfred, official bookmaker of Ascot Betfred spokesman Matt Hulmes said: “It has been an interesting morning’s trading with the most salient point being the weakness of the market leaders, particularly Emily Upjohn and Inspiral. “The Balmoral has attracted the most support and the day’s biggest mover comes there in the form […]

Haggas in awe as Baaeed prepares for swansong

Haggas in awe as Baaeed prepares for swansong William Haggas has likened Baaeed to “the pupil every headmaster wants” as the unbeaten colt prepares to bring the curtain down on his outstanding career in the feature QIPCO Champion Stakes. The four-year-old arrives at Ascot rated the world’s best on turf after winning all 10 of […]