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British Champions Day - 18th October, 2014

An array of stars will flock to Ascot on October 18 as British Champions Day will attract some of the elite of the equine world and French star Cirrus Des Aigles will bid for a second win in the could look to cap off his British campaign with victory in the QIPCO Champion Stakes, where he could come up against the likes of Noble Mission and Free Eagle.

2000 Guineas hero Night Of Thunder will line up in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes as Richard Hannon aims to bag the coveted 1m Group One prize, whilst there's a whole host of other top notch races taking place on a star-studded card from the Berkshire venue.

Sprint Cup winner G Force will be the one to beat in the British Champions Sprint Stakes, whilst the Long Distance Cup and British Champions Fillies' & Mares' Stakes will be just be another couple of superb races on the card which will attract a bumper crowd in the end-of-season extravaganza,

Feature races on British Champions Day

1:45pm Long Distance Cup

2:20pm British Champions Sprint Stakes

2:55pm British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes

3:30pm Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

4:05pm Champion Stakes

British Champions Day History

The British Champions Day is an event held at Ascot at the end of the flat season, where the top horses battle it out for massive prize money.� Throughout the whole season the Qipco Champions Series has attracted top fields, whether over the minimum five furlongs or over the marathon distance of two miles and the British Champions Day rounds off the whole series in October.

In terms of prize money the British Champions Day is like no other as a gargantuan pot of �3 million is available during the Ascot extravanganza.� With the top horses likely to line up for Champions glory it is a perfect end to the flat horse racing season with some intriguing contests taking place over the day.

The highlight over the day is undoubtedly the Champion Stakes over one mile, two furlongs which has a pot of �1.3 million with the winner gaining over �700,000.� The most valuable horse race run in Britain has been transferred from Newmarket and is bound to attract a top quality field.� Sir Henry Cecil's Twice Over has been the most successful horse in recent times after winning the ten furlong contest in 2009 and 2010.

For the top milers in training their chance for a huge prize is in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, which has a pot of �1 million.� The other trio of races which make the whole day into a top day's racing includes the British Champions Sprint Stakes, Long Distance Cup and the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

Feature races on British Champions Day

British Champions Sprint Stakes

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Champion Stakes

Long Distance Cup

British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes

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