Friday 7th of August 2020
Pony Club

Young Prize winners to take centre stage on Champions Day

The search is on for three lucky under 18s to win the chance to take a starring role on QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 21st October at Ascot.

QIPCO British Champions Series, together with The Pony Club, are offering three lucky racegoers the chance to make the parade ring presentation to the winners of the Balmoral Handicap, the closing race on Britain’s richest raceday on the hallowed turf of Ascot Racecourse. 

David Redvers, Racing Manager to QIPCO Director Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, comments,

“We are delighted to offer three lucky winners the opportunity to present the trophies for Europe’s richest Mile handicap, the Balmoral Handicap, on QIPCO British Champions Day 2017.

“A key objective for QIPCO when sponsoring events is to engage the younger generation in horseracing and to make the sport fun, accessible and memorable for them. The partnership with The Pony Club allows us to do just that, and we are thrilled to be able to involve under 18s in QIPCO British Champions Day in a novel way through this wonderful opportunity to play a key role on Britain’s richest raceday.”

The three competition winners will not only have the honour of presenting a trophy to the owner, trainer and jockey of the winning horse of the Balmoral Handicap, but will each receive a pair of Winning Post Enclosure tickets for two accompanying adults, as well as admission to The Racing Lounge, a private facility for guests of QIPCO British Champions Day. 

Young racegoers can enter now via the British Champions Series website. Entrants must be 18 years old or younger and do not need to be a member of The Pony Club. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 1st October. Winners will be selected at random and contacted during the week of the 2nd October.

As well as world-class action on track on the day, there is also a host of activity on offer for under 18s, who can attend the day for free when accompanied by an adult. In partnership with The Pony Club, a specially dedicated ‘Fan Zone’ will include a series of free activities including a bitesize lesson with a jockey coach, a tour of the racecourse prior to racing and a meet and greet with an ex-racehorse. In addition, following the day’s racing, racegoers will also be able to enjoy the official after party which this year is being headlined by award winning British singer-songwriter, George Ezra.

To find out more and to book tickets, visit

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