Edited NYRA Release — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced it has partnered with FOX Sports to present live coverage and analysis of QIPCO British Champions Day from historic Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England.
Saturday’s special broadcast of Great Britain’s richest race day will air on FS2 from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Eastern, and feature four classic Group 1 turf races, headlined by the £1.1 million Queen Elizabeth II, sponsored by QIPCO, and the £1.2 million QIPCO Champion.
Post time for the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II, sponsored by QIPCO, for 3-year-olds and up going 1 mile set will be 10:10 a.m.; with the Group 1 QIPCO Champion for 3-year-olds and up at 10 furlongs set for 10:50 a.m.
Coverage will include two other Group 1 races, the £500,000 QIPCO British Champions Sprint for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs at 9 a.m.; and the £500,000 QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/2 miles (1 mile and 4 furlongs) scheduled for 9:35 a.m.
Two additional turf races will also be featured – the Group 2, £500,000 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup for 3-year-olds and up going 2 miles, which has a post time of 8:25 a.m.; and the broadcast’s final race, the £200,000 Balmoral Handicap, sponsored by QIPCO, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 mile. Post time for the Balmoral Handicap is 11:30 a.m.