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Silvestre De Sousa to be crowned Stobart Champion Jockey

Brazilian-born jockey Silvestre De Sousa will be crowned the Stobart Champion Flat Jockey on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday, 17 October for the first time in his career.

He will collect the winner’s prize of £25,000, the first time the Champion Jockey has been financially rewarded for their efforts, and receive the Champion Jockey trophy from legends of the weighing room, Lester Piggott and last year’s Champion Richard Hughes at 12.15pm in the Parade […]


9 October – 5 Talking Points ahead of the weekend

Ahead of this weekend’s action, we take a look at the headlines that could be set to dominate the racing pages. With several high-profile races on the cards, the weekend is sure to be full of surprises. …

Silvestre De Sousa and the great sporting Brazilians

At Ascot on QIPCO British Champions Day, Silvestre De Sousa – born and raised in Brazil – is set to be crowned the 2015 Stobart Flat Jockeys’ Championship Champions Here, we take a look at the …

Tom Marquand crowned September Jockey of the Month

High-flying apprentice Tom Marquand has been named the Stobart Flat Jockey of the Month for September. The 17-year-old, who currently leads the race to be crowned the Stobart Champion Apprentice on …


Our top 5 #ChampionsDay moments

5. Dancing Rain – QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Dancing Rain led the 2011 Fillies and Mares Stakes from start to finish under a fantastic ride by Johnny Murtagh. Having won the …

2 October – 5 talking points ahead of the weekend

Ahead of the racing action, we take a look at the headlines that are set to dominate the racing pages. From Esoterique and Integral’s bid to be crowned Sun Chariot Stakes champion to Treve’s attempt …


Varsity Horserace Riders Ready to Go

Following the inaugural running last year, the second Vision Varsity Horserace between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge is due to be run at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday 10th …

Her Majesty The Queen at QIPCO British Champions Day

1. QIPCO British Champions Day 2014 The Queen presents the trophy for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes to Sheikh Abdulla Bin Khalifa Al Thani, owner of Charm Spirit, at QIPCO British Champions Day 2014. …

Women’s Fashion Guide – Champions Day 2015

Dressing for the races, for some, can be a sartorial nightmare. The choices on offer are vast, and even selecting the most suitable footwear can be something of a minefield. The most stylish racegoer …


Men’s Fashion Guide – Champions Day 2015

The men’s fashion trends for Autumn/Winter 2015 are varied and versatile. However, it is important to keep the Ascot Dress Code in mind when preparing for QIPCO British Champions Day – Gentlemen …


Rugby stars v jockeys – Ritchie McCaw v Ryan Moore

Richie McCaw (New Zealand): 1.88m tall. 106kg. 34 years old. Ryan Moore: 1.65m tall. 54kg. 32 years old. Widely perceived as the best in the world in their respective sports, the two share and sense …


Rugby stars v jockeys – Julian Savea v William Buick

Julian Savea: 25 years old. 1.93m tall. 108kg. William Buick: 25 years old. 1.67m tall. 53.5kg. Described by his coach as being better than Jonah Lomu, Julian Savea’s power and pace is something which …