Ascot Champions Day 2019: Weather forecast, races, tickets, odds and TV channel

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QIPCO British Champions Day
Ascot Racecourse
​Date: Saturday, 19 October, 2019
​First race: 1:35pm BST

Some of the stars of the flat racing season will go head-to-head on British soil for the final time this year at Ascot this weekend.

QIPCO British Champions Day provides the now-traditional finale to the campaign, and features a six-race card, including four Group 1 contests.

The day will also see Oisin Murphy crowned champion jockey for the first time in his young career after a terrific campaign.

The ground looks likely to be a major factor, both in races themselves and at the declaration stage, with heavy rainfall meaning the going is likely to be soft at best.

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1:35pm British Champions Sprint Stakes
2:10pm British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes
2:45pm British Champions Long Distance Cup
3:20pm Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
4:00pm Champion Stakes
4:45pm Balmoral Handicap Stakes

TV channel and live stream, and online coverage

The meeting will be televised live on ITV1 and ITV1 HD from 2pm.

​TV license payers can also stream the racing online via the ITV website and the ITV Player app.

You can also follow all the action with Standard Sport's LIVE blog.

Betting tips via Betfair | UK users only | Subject to change

​Selected Champions Stakes odds

  • Magical 2/1
  • Addeybb 5/22
  • ​Coronet 9/2
  • Japan 5/1
  • Mehdaayih 8/1
  • ​Deirdre 14/1

Click here to find the latest race odds and place a bet.


For ticket information, visit the Ascot website here.


The weather forecast for the week leading up to Champions Day is unsettled, though Saturday is expected to be dry with a light breeze and sunny intervals.

As such, some races could be switched to the innder round course with sections of the outer track waterlogged.

Clerk of the course Chris Stickels said: "When I walked the track [on Sunday] it was the softest and wettest I've ever known it...the round course is waterlogged in places."