Ascot Champions Day 2020: When is it? Where to watch? Which horses are running? What are the races?

Ascot Champions Day 2020: When is it? Where to watch? Which horses are running? What are the races?
Ascot Champions Day features a huge four elite-level Group 1 races Credit: Getty

Find out everything you need to know about Ascot Champions Day from which famous horses are running to how to watch the action and the best free bets and betting offers

Ascot Champions Day, or QIPCO British Champions Day as it’s officially known, features four Group 1 races that are intended to serve as the end-of-season finals of the British Champions Series for sprinters, fillies and mares, milers and middle-distance horses, plus a Group 2 ‘final’ for stayers.

Barring any last-minute dropouts the final fields for the races are now known, with legendary stayer Stradivarius, world-class mare Magical and unbeaten miler and sprint sensation Dream Of Dreams among the favourites for victory as the British Flat season gets ready to go out on a high.

Scroll down to find everything you need to know about this year’s British Champions Day at Ascot.

When is Ascot Champions Day?

QIPCO British Champions Day is held in mid-October each year and in 2020 it will take place on Saturday 17 October.

What time does Ascot Champions Day start?

This year the first race on QIPCO British Champions Day is due to start at 1.20pm, with the six-race card concluding at 4.15.

What are the Ascot Champions Day races?

QIPCO British Champions day features four of flat racing’s elite-level Group 1 races, bookended by a Group 2 contest for stayers and a Class 2 one-mile handicap to round off proceedings.

  • 1.20 The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (Group 2) 2m
  • 1.55 The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 1) 6f
  • 2:30 The QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes (Group 1) 1m 4f
  • 3:05 The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (British Champions Mile) (Group 1) 1m
  • 3:40 The QIPCO Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) (Group 1) 1m 2f
  • 4:15 The Balmoral Handicap Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) (Class 2) 1m 

Ascot Champions Day betting offers and free bets

Check out these offers.

Already got accounts with the bookmakers above? Take a look at our favourite Ascot Champions Day free bets and offers from our trusted bookmaking partners.

Where can I watch British Champions Day at Ascot? 

Last year the Ascot Champions Day card at Ascot was screened live on free-to-air television by ITV and viewers are expected to be able to view the 2020 running live on ITV.

Which horses will be running at Ascot on British Champions Day?

After the five-day declarations there are an impressive 14 horses who have won Group 1 races this season still among the Champions Day entries.

They are Stradivarius, Search For A Song, Dream Of Dreams, Oxted, One Master, Magical, Wonderful Tonight, Circus Maximus, Nazeef, Palace Pier, Addeybb, Lord North, Mishriff and Mogul.

Where can I find Ascot Champions Day runners and riders and tips?

Telegraph Betting will have all the Ascot Champions Day tips and analysis from our big-race tipster.

As well as bring you all the runners and riders, our Ascot Champions Day racecards will also have a tip for each race and give each runner a mark out of five if you’re looking for a second opinion.

Where can I find Ascot Champions Day results?

Telegraph Betting’s fast results section is the best place to find the latest Ascot Champions Day results as quickly as possible. 

Last year’s Ascot QIPCO British Champions Day winners

bettingexpert is committed to responsible gambling. Underage gambling is an offence. Please gamble responsibly and only bet what you can afford. For gambling addiction help and support, please contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or via the NetLine. If you’re worried about your gambling or a friend’s please visit