16th October 2010
Champions Day at Newmarket Racecourse has quite literally everything the serious racing fan needs. Conducted over two days, it delivers a spectacular one-day package, which will leave you gasping and not ever wanting to come up for air. Including six group races and the other half of the 'Autumn Double' (the Cesarewitch Handicap to match the Cambridgeshire Handicap of Cambridgeshire Meeting fame), the Champions Day is fit to match any race meeting on offer.
About Champions Day »
The Champion Stakes are the feature race of the Champions Day at Newmarket Racecourse. Open to thoroughbreds aged three and over and running over a distance of one mile and two furlongs, it is fit to set hearts racing. Inaugurated in 1877 it is today one of the most valuable races of the Newmarket season.
About the Champion Stakes »
The Dewhurst Stakes is one of the two Group 1 events at Champions Day. It features new talent, being open to two-year-old colts and fillies; testing the newcomers over a distance of seven furlongs. Juveniles who do well in this race often move on to win one or more Classic races, making the Dewhurst a valuable preview of seasons to come.
About the Dewhurst Stakes »
The Cesarewitch Heritage Handicap is one of the biggest spectacles on Newmarket's Champion's Day. Ferocious competition is ensured by a generous purse of £160,000 and thoroughbred runners aged three and over give their all over two miles and two furlongs. If you enjoy classic horse racing action, you cannot miss the Cesarewitch.
About the Cesarewitch Handicap »
Possibly the most famous racecourse in the UK, the Newmarket Racecourse consists of the Rowley Mile Course and the July Course, both flat tracks. As the heart of British horseracing, Newmarket Racecourse holds races in Spring, Autumn and Summer. It is located in Suffolk, England, and 9 Group 1 races are held there each year.
About Newmarket Racecourse »