British Champions Day has been one of the big highlights on the UK calendar since 2011, with the "Ultimate Raceday" signalling the end of the season for British flat racing.
Ascot plays host to what is the richest day in Britain in October with over £4million in prize money on offer across the card.
In 2024, the next British Champions Day will take place on Saturday, 19th October.
British Champions Day is held at the iconic Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire.
British Champions Day is the culmination of the season-long British Champion Series, with each race on day representing the final of each division of flat racing - Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.
The best horses of the year within these categories clash at Ascot to create a memorable day for fans, spectators and all affiliated with the sport.
The event made its debut in 2011 as a method of combining two prestigious late-season racedays at Newmarket and Ascot into one bumper spectacle at the Berkshire venue.
The unification meant that the raceday now plays host to the most valuable one mile race in Europe, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, as well as the richest 1m2f contest on the continent, the Champions Stakes.
Given the quality of horses on show, all being champions in their own right, it is a day that can often provide shock winners as proven by Art Power’s 40/1 victory in the Champions Sprint in 2023, highlighting the unique spectacle the event can provide.
It is the most valuable day in the British racing calendar, with the prize money available and the events which determine the championship competitors detailed below.
Below are the prize money figures from the 2023 British Champions Day:
Long Distance Cup
Frankie Dettori, in his last ever Champions Day appearance, rode the John & Thady Gosden-trained Trawlerman to victory, beating 11/10 favourite Kyprios in the process.
Champions Sprint Stakes
The second outsider of the day came in as 40/1 Art Power landed the Sprint for Tim Easterby, beating the Dettori-ridden favourite Kinross by a neck to take the prize.
Fillies and Mares Stakes
The Karl Burke-trained Poptronic made it another neck victory for an outsider (22/1) in the Fillies & Mares with Sam James in the saddle.
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
It became a hat-trick of front-running wins as French raider Big Rock made all for Christopher Head to land Europe’s most prestigious mile race, beating the heavily-tipped Irish 2000 Guineas winner Paddington in the process.
The penultimate race on the card provided the first winning favourite, as Dettori landed his second victory on the day, in his final run on English soil, aboard the Roger Varian-trained King Of Steel to take the continent's most valuable 1m2f contest.
The final race of the day followed the previous trends of the event, as the front-running Gatekeeper took the prize at big odds of 25/1 for Charlie Johnston, with the favourite Awaal all the way back in 12th.