We’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves, perhaps, but tickets for British Champions’ Day at Ascot are selling out rather quickly. The Winning Post enclosure is already sold out, as is the King Edward VII enclosure. However, advance tickets are still available for the Queen Anne enclosure for £35.
To our minds, it’s £35 very well spent. For come the 21st October, Ascot will be hosting the flat season finale (and, with more than £4 million in prize money on offer, the richest day in British racing to boot).
As regular race-goers may well know, this culmination of the series’ five divisions has been a fixture since 2011, when the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, The Champion Stakes, the Diadem Stakes (now the British Champions Sprint), the Jockey Club Cup (now the British Champions Long-Distance Cup) and the Pride Stakes (now the British Champions Fillies’ & Mares’ Stakes) first came together.
With the leaves falling and the mercury similarly poised for its long drop into winter, we shall certainly be wrapping up warm, filling our flasks, and jumping in the car to hear that glorious flat-racing thunder for what will, no doubt, be the last time before spring.
We very much hope to see you there.