All eyes will be on British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday as the course prepares to stage Britain’s most valuable race day.
With more than £4 million in prize money on offer the meeting has become one of the most prestigious fixtures in the world and it’s no surprise to see some of the best horses on the planet lining up on Saturday afternoon.
Over the last few years, victories for the likes of Frankel, Excelebration and Solow have helped provide a fascinating climax to the season and racegoers will be hoping for a similarly enthralling afternoon this weekend.
The race card is certainly one to savour and punters will be looking to send the bookmakers ducking for cover with a few winners on one of the most eagerly anticipated race days of the year.
2016 British Champions Day race card
13:25 Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup Stakes (Group 2) (3yo+, Class 1, 2m, 14 runners)
14:00 Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+, Class 1, 6f, 17 runners)
14:35 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m 4f, 18 runners)
15:10 Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Mile) (Str) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m, 15 runners)
15:45 Qipco Champion Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Middle Distance) (3yo+, Class 1, 1m 2f, 19 runners)
16:25 Balmoral Handicap (Str) (3yo+, Class 2, 1m, 45 runners)
Champions Day - The view from connections