The richest day in British racing, British Champions Day is an annual race meeting held at Ascot Racecourse each year in October. There is more than £4 million in total prize money on offer across the day, and in its short life, Ascot Champions Day has firmly established itself as a major event in the British horse racing calendar.
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British Champions Day 2020 Odds, Tips & Predictions
The 2020 British Champions Day will take place on the 17th October at Ascot racecourse. Check out the latest British Champions Day at Ascot odds and tips for the flat season finale below.
Ascot Champions Day 2020 Odds
British Champions Sprint Stakes Winner Odds
|Dream of Dreams||13/8||888Sport|
|Art Power||12/1||William Hill|
|Lope Y Fernandez||12/1||William Hill|
|Make A Challenge||16/1||William Hill|
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Winner Odds
|Palace Pier||4/5||William Hill|
|The Revenant||5/1||William Hill|
Champion Stakes Winner Odds
Ascot Champions Day 2020 Tips & Predictions
Ascot British Champions Day Schedule
|Race Name||Grade||Distance||Age||Prize Money|
|British Champions Long Distance Cup||Group 2||2m||3yo +||£300,000|
|British Champions Sprint Stakes||Group 1||6f||3yo +||£600,000|
|British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes||Group 1||1m 4f||3yo +||£550,000|
|Queen Elizabeth II Stakes||Group 1||1m||3yo +||£1,100,000|
|Champion Stakes||Group 1||1m 2f||3yo +||£1,300,000|
|Balmoral Handicap||Handicap||1m||3yo +||£250,000|
Popular Ascot Champions Day Betting Markets
The Ascot British Champions Day is a big day in British horse racing, and one that closes the flat racing season. Since it is also the richest day in UK racing, the quality on show is amazing, making the betting opportunities for this awesome event even more attractive.
This is a simple bet on the horse that will win any of the six races being held on British Champions Day. This bet can be placed to win or each-way. It goes without saying, but nevertheless, it is always worth looking into form rather going with a hunch. Of course, you can bet on all six races in six unrelated bets or…
…or you can put all six horses into one bet for a multi. This could be a six-fold acca for which you might get price boosts at certain bookies, or you could try a systems bet such as a Heinz which is 57 bets with no singles, or a Lucky 63, which is the same bet but with added singles for full cover. Either way, six selections is all you need.
There are six races on British Champions Day, making it perfect for a placepot bet. For those that don’t know, a placepot bet is a wager which includes six selections, one for each race on that day’s card. With a placepot, bettors such as yourself are required to pick six horses, with each one required to place in its respected race in order for the bet to progress. If all six horses qualify, then by the end of the day’s racing, your bet will be a winner and a Tote payout calculated to pay to the £1 will be rewarded relevant to your stake.
Forecast betting is valid on one race only, and is designed for those bettors that believe they know which two horses will finish first and second in a race. With a straight forecast, as opposed to a reverse forecast, you must nominate the horses to finish in the correct order, whereas with a reverse forecast, for double the stake, the same two horses can come home in either order.
History of the Ascot Champions Day
British Champions Day was created in 2011, when the relevant authorities combined and restructured two of the biggest end of season fixtures in Britain: the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Champion Stakes. Until 2010, these events had been staged at Ascot and Newmarket respectively. By pooling the events, a major cash injection was harvested to eventually create the richest day in UK horse racing.
This became the starting point of Champions Day, after which three other championship finals were added. Newmarket’s Jockey Club Cup and the Pride Stakes relocated to Berkshire where they joined Ascot’s Diadem Stakes to become the British Champions Long Distance Cup and the British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes in a new bookend to the British flat season.
Ascot British Champions Day Key Stats
- The legendary Frankel won his 14th and last race of a 14 race career in the 2012 Champion Stakes.
- A crowd of 32,000 was present at that meeting to bid their hero farewell, a flat racing attendance record in the UK.
British Champions Day at Ascot FAQs
🥇Which are the best betting sites for Ascot Champions Day?
🏇Is the British Champions Day Flat Racing or Jumps?
The British Champions Day is a flat event held before the National Hunt takes over for the winter.
✅When does the British Champions Day Take Place?
The British Champions Day is held each year in October.
❓Where does the British Champions Day Take Place?
The British Champions Day is held annually at Ascot to close the flat season in style and celebration.
⚡Are placepots acceptable bets at British Champions Day?
Of course! If you think you’re up to the challenge of getting a place in all 6 races on the day, then go for it.
ThePuntersPage Final Say
The British Champions Day is today firmly established as the richest race day in Britain with £4.2 million in prize-money, making it the perfect way to bid the flat racing farewell as it goes into hibernation over the winter months. The meet was established in 2011, featuring the finals of all five divisions of the British Champions Series, plus a one mile handicap race to make up the card. Over its admittedly short lifespan, the British Champions Day has welcomed many stars, including the best of them all, Frankel, who retired here unbeaten in 2012. British horse racing fans look forward to this day because of the quality horse racing betting markets it generates, even if it does mean saying goodbye to the much-loved flat racing season.
This event should not be mistaken for the Ascot Gold Cup which takes place each year in June.