World-beating talent entered for Champions Day

News | 3rd August 2021

The winners of a massive 16 European Classic races are among an all-star cast of horses entered to run on QIPCO British Champions Day.

The Flat season’s ultimate raceday at Ascot, on Saturday 16th October, has a total prize money of £4 million up for grabs which has attracted some of the highest rated racehorses in the world.

St Mark’s Basilica and Palace Pier are officially listed as the top two best racehorses on the planet according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorses rankings and they could go head-to-head in either the QIPCO Champion Stakes or the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO).

The top-tier talent doesn’t stop there…

British Classic winners

This year’s Derby and Oaks champions – Adayar and Snowfall – have backed up the Epsom form with further big Group 1 victories since. The Epsom heroes are joined by the other two Classic winners this Season, Poetic Flare and Mother Earth.

Last year’s Classic champions Love and Serpentine also both feature in the list of entries. 

Last year’s heroes

Champions Day 2020 was dominated by one couple, Hollie Doyle and Tom Marquand. The pair won four of the six races and this year Hollie and Tom could enjoy repeat success with the same racehorses.

Tom’s Champion Stakes winner Addeybb should relish the likely Autumn conditions and Hollie’s winners, Glen Shiel and Trueshan, have made good cases throughout the 2021 season to defend their crowns.

All six winners from last year’s meeting are entered again for 2021.

The glorious at Goodwood

The three impressive winners of the feature races at the recent Glorious Goodwood festival take their place, in the shape of Trueshan, Alcohol Free and Lady Bowthorpe.

Goodwood Cup Winner Trueshan is a force to be reckoned to with in the autumn ground while both Alcohol Free and Lady Bowthorpe showed that they are serious contenders in whichever race they chose to contest. 

Check out the full Champions Day entries on British Champions Series