Street thrilled by special day

At the conclusion of QIPCO British Champions Day, 2019, Rod Street, chief executive of British Champions Series said: "We've enjoyed another fabulous day's racing on QIPCO British Champions Day.

"Oisin Murphy was crowned the youngest Champion Jockey since 2006  and two Classic winners came to the fore, with Star Catcher landing yet another Group 1 victory in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, and Kew Gardens who was so courageous in denying Stradivarius in the G2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup. Stradivarius, the champion stayer, lost nothing in defeat.

"It has been another memorable afternoon for the O'Brien family with two winners, Kew Gardens and Magical. The last-named has been one of the absolute class horses of the season, and in winning the QIPCO Champion Stakes she secured the champion owners' title for Coolmore [the partnership of Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor and Sue Magnier].

"It has been a fantastic day and we thank everyone for being at Ascot today to enjoy some special performances."  


 Total attendance at QIPCO British Champions Day, 2019, was 29,029.