Wednesday, 03 August 2016 14:21

Ascot Champions Day 2016: Record Entries!

It’s going to be big. Very big. This year there have been a reported record number of horse entries to the annual Ascot Champions Day. There are 256 horses in the running.

 

The 256 entries are made up of almost 80 Group One winners. Ascot Champions Day is best known for being the richest day in British Horse Racing. This year there is going to be more than £4m on offer for the best of the best.

 

Fascinating Rock was the 2015 winner in the Champion Stakes where the purse was a mammoth £1,300,000 with £770,547 going to 1st place. With a starting price of 10/1 punters would have netted a nice earner backing this horse beating more favourable horses Found (SP 9/2) and Jack Hobbs (SP Eves).

 

It is far too early for us to tell who we will be backing but French Derby victor Almanzor is a noticeable entry to the Champion Stakes. Almanzor shocked everyone in June by winning at 20/1 odds.


We can’t wait for this year’s race day. Keep an eye out on our blog for more news as new developments come to light!