Champions Day Betting

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Champions Day Betting at Ascot racecourse is one of the richest days on the British flat horse racing calendar, with over £4million in total prize money on offer. QIPCO British Champions Day is staged around the middle of October each year and seen as one of the big final meetings of the flat season. There are four Group One races, one Group Two and a handicap on the six-race Ascot Champions Day card, with the G1 Champions Stakes the feature race. The Champions Day 2021 meeting will be held on Saturday 16th October.

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Champions Day Odds

The ante-post Champions Day odds will be on offer in the weeks leading up to the Ascot meeting, with the bigger races – like the Ascot Champions Stakes – having odds a lot further in advance.

Once the final runners are declared for all the six British Champions Day races then this is when the Champions Day betting odds hot-up.

Champions Day Runners

With all of the six Ascot Champions Day races for 3 year-olds of older then we can see past Champions Day runners and winners returning year after year.

At the 2020 Champions Day fixture we saw William Haggas win the QIPCO Champion Stakes for the first time with a horse called Addeybb.

The final Champions Day runners will be declared for the six races two days prior to the meeting and this is when the Champions Day betting activity gets more popular.

Champions Day Tips

There will be many Champions Day betting tips in the build-up to the race and with the meeting being staged towards the end of each flat turf season then horses that have done well earlier in the year are often well tipped-up on Champions Day.

Before betting on the Ascot Champions day races there are many key trends to take into account that will help you find the best profiles of past winners.

For example, ALL of the last 18 Champion Stakes winners had won at least 4 times in the past, while 17 of the last 18 were aged 5 or younger.

See below some key Champion Stakes trends and stats that will help with your Champions Day betting.

Qipco Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) (Group 1) Cl1 1m2f ITV

  • 18/18 – Won at least 4 times previously
  • 17/18 – Won between 4 and 8 times previously
  • 17/18 – Aged 5 or younger
  • 16/18 – Finished in the top 3 in their latest race
  • 16/18 – Won over 1m2f previously
  • 16/18 – Won a Group 1 or 2 race previously
  • 14/18 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
  • 13/18 – Raced within the last 6 weeks
  • 13/18 – Raced 5 or more times that season
  • 10/18 – Won their last race
  • 8/18 – Raced at either Longchamp (5) or Goodwood (3) last time out
  • 6/18 – Favourites unplaced
  • 6/18 – Returned a double-figure price
  • 6/18 – Favourites
  • 4/18 – Won by a French-based trainer
  • 3/18 – Ridden by Tom Queally
  • 2/18 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori (2 of last 3)
  • 2/18 – Trained by John Gosden (2 of last 3)
  • Trainer Aidan O’Brien has just 1 win in the race (Magical, 2019)
  • Since 2011: Horses from stall 5 have won 2 of the last 7 runnings

Champions Day Bookmakers

Many leading bookmakers, like Ladbrokes and Betfair, will have Champions Day betting odds online.

Be sure to shop around for the best Champions Day betting odds in the build-up to the race.

Champions Day History

British Champions Day has been held at Ascot racecourse since 2011, but prior to that was staged at Newmarket racecourse.

The one-day QIPCO-sponsored Champions Day meeting is one of the richest fixtures in the world, with over £4m in total prize money on offer.

These are the six Ascot Champions Day races.

British Champions Long Distance British Champions Sprint Stakes British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Champion Stakes Balmoral Handicap
Group 2 Group 1 Group 1 Group 1 Group 1 Handicap
2m 6f 1m 4f 1m 1m 2f 1m
3yo + 3yo + 3yo + 3yo + 3yo + 3yo +
£300,000 £600,000 £550,000 £1,100,000 £1,300,000 £250,000


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