QIPCO British Champions Series (QBCS) will sponsor a set of maiden races this autumn to help strengthen the 2-year-old programme in Great Britain. The four races will be run at the QBCS racecourses of Doncaster, Goodwood, Newbury and York. Each race will be run for a total prize fund of £30,000.
The QIPCO British Champions Series-sponsored maidens are scheduled from late-August to October, offering a springboard to compete in the 2024 Series, which kicks off at the QIPCO 2000 Guineas in May.
David Redvers, QIPCO's representative and Racing Manager to Qatar Racing, said: “We are delighted to be supporting this initiative to boost prize money for developmental races and enhance the competitiveness of the British racing and breeding industries.”
The four newly sponsored races are made up as follows:
Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Newbury
QIPCO British Champions Series Maiden Fillies' S., 6f
Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Goodwood
QIPCO British Champions Series EBF Maiden S., 1m 2f
Saturday, Oct. 14 – York
Coral EBF Maiden S. (QIPCO British Champions Series 2YO Race), 1m
Friday, Oct. 27 – Doncaster
QIPCO British Champions Series EBF Maiden Fillies' S., 1m
Richard Wayman, Chief Operating Officer for the BHA, said: “Well-funded development races provide an opportunity to boost returns to owners in the early stages of their horse's career, thereby potentially supporting the yearling market and, in doing so, assisting breeders at all levels.”
For more info on QIPCO British Champions Series and Day visit www.britishchampionsseries.com