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Future Champions Festival: Date, race schedule & how to watch

The Future Champions Festival takes place at Newmarket in October, with seven Group races scheduled to entertain autumn racing fans.

The event is billed as an "extraordinary festival that spans two days and showcases top-class racing at its finest", as potential stars of the future get the chance to make an early name for themselves on the famous Rowley Mile.

The feature races are the bet365 Fillies’ Mile on day one and the Darley Dewhurst Stakes on the second day.

Here is everything you need to know about the Future Champions Festival.

WhatDubai Future Champions Festival
WhereNewmarket Racecourse
WhenFriday 13th October and Saturday 14th October 2023
How to watchbet365 Sports Live Streaming, ITV & Racing TV

When is the Future Champions Festival?

Future Champions Festival will take place over two days on Friday 13th October and Saturday 14th October, 2023.

Where is the Future Champions Festival?

Future Champions Day is on at the famous Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk, with the action taking place on the renowned Rowley Mile track.

Can I watch the Future Champions Festival?

Yes. All the action from British Champions Day will be available on the bet365 Sports Live Streaming platform, with ITV also set to show the meeting alongside Racing TV.

What is the Future Champions Festival?

Future Champions Festival is a specially-arranged two-day meeting at Newmarket where the best emerging talent in Flat Racing gets the platform to shine.

The meeting is an opportunity for potential stars who could make a mark in the upcoming racing season to compete against each other on the Rowley Mile.

It also serves as a platform for horses, jockeys, and trainers to put forward the very best new talent in the industry.

Newmarket racecourse also promises to lay on top-class entertainment across the two days for racegoers which will be confirmed nearer to the date.

What races take place on day one of the Future Champions Festival?

  • The Dubai Cornwallis Stakes
  • The Dubai Oh So Sharp Stakes
  • The Dubai Challenge Stakes
  • The bet365 Fillies' Mile
  • The bet365 Old Rowley Cup
  • The Dubai Maiden Fllies' Stakes - Div 1
  • The Dubai Maiden Fillies Stakes - Div 2
  • The Dubai Pride Stakes

What races take place on day two of the Future Champions Festival?

  • The Dubai Zetland Stakes
  • The Emirates Autumn Stakes
  • The Darley Dewhurst Stakes
  • The Together For Racing International Cesaerewitch (Heritage Handicap)
  • The Dubai Nursery Handicap Stakes
  • The Dubai EBF Boadicea Fillies' Stakes
  • The Darley Stakes

What is the bet365 Fillies' Mile?

The highlight of the first day is the bet365 Fillies' Mile, which is a prestigious Group 1 that showcases the top fillies of their generation.

It is usually a competitive race which attracts a plethora of talented horses and last year was won by Commissioning, ridden by Rob Havlin and trained by John & Thady Gosden.

What is the Darley Dewhurst Stakes?

The feature race on Saturday is the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes, which is set to go to post at 3.00.

It's a race that has traditionally kick-started the careers of plenty of talented horses down the years, including racing sensation Frankel, while 2000 Guineas winners Dawn Approach and Churchill have also won this race in the past.

The most recent winner was Chaldean, who then went on to claim the QIPCO 2000 Guineas to once again underline the strength of the race.

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