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Qipco British Champions Day 2022 - Free Bets, Latest Odds & Betting Guide


A relatively new race day, that is already attracting attention and that has led to some great free bets on offer for punters looking to get involved in the action.

The 2021 edition of Champions Day has been and gone, and we now sit back and look forward to a new flat season in 2022, which will once again feature the Champions Day as one of the last big events on the flat calendar.

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Where and when is the Ascot Champions Day?

Ascot Champions day betting is also the stuff of legends. Ascot Champions Day odds are eagerly awaited and all of the six races on the card will be priced-up in full weeks and months before the big race day – which is Saturday October 15th in 2022.

Of course Ascot racecourse near London is synonymous with its Royal Meeting but Ascot Champions Day trumps that meeting in offering some mammoth prize-money, it is the nation’s richest race-day.

In case you are wondering, there is an Ascot Champions Day dress code and it is almost as stringent as its counterpart. However, as this meeting takes place in the autumn, summer dresses will be in short supply.

Ascot Champions Day Betting Specials

Ascot has become hallowed ground for jockey Frankie Dettori and while some firms will run shy of the rider, mindful of the damage a hatful of winners ridden by the Italian could cause to their balance sheets, others will devise bespoke offers involving the legendary jockeys rides.

One thing is for certain, Ascot Champions Day odds involving his mounts will be relatively short in relation to their actual chances.

As this is an international meeting broadcast around the world, Ascot Champions Day 2022 will have its Tote pools brimming full with cash from overseas punters. More and more UK facing online bookmakers are offering access to Tote pools and depending on Ascot Champions Day results you might find yourself returns in excess to those you would get with traditional odds.

But like so many great meetings – the Cheltenham Festival, Grand National etc – bookmakers are sure to devise Ascot Champions Day odds boosts, concessions and free bets to keep their customers on side.

Ascot Champions Day Races & Schedules

The race order for Ascot British Champions Day is:

RaceGradeDistanceAgePrize
British Champions Long Distance CupGroup 22m3yo+£300,000
British Champions Sprint StakesGroup 16f3yo+£600,000
British Champions Fillies’ & Mares StakesGroup 11m 4f3yo+£550,000
Queen Elizabeth II StakesGroup 11m3yo+£1,100,000
Champion StakesGroup 11m 2f3yo+£1,300,000
Balmoral HandicapHandicap1m3yo+£250,000

All are Group 1 contests with the exception of the two-mile Long Distance Cup which is Group 2 and the closing race is a valuable handicap. The six races are all 35 and 40 minutes apart.

Champions Stakes Previous Winners

The Champions Stakes, won by the brilliant Frankel in 2012, is one of the betting highlights of the flat racing calendar. Guineas’ winners, Royal Ascot winners and the cream of the French crop often clash in this £1.3 million race. This is an outstanding race for favourites, as the list of previous winners shows…

2021 Sealiway 12/1
2020 Addeybb 9/1
2019 Magical 5/6
2018 Cracksman 5/6
2017 Cracksman 13/8
2016 Almanzor 11/8
2015 Fasinating Rock 10/1
2014 Noble Mission 7/1
2013 Farhh 11/4
2012 Frankel 2/11

Following on from iconic races like the Epsom Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, this is the final, pulsating showdown in the QIPCO British Champions Series Middle Distance category.