10/03/2014 2:43PM

DRF to offer PPs for Champions Day


Daily Racing Form will publish full-card past performances for the Oct. 18 QIPCO Champions Day from Ascot Racecourse in national editions Saturday, Oct. 18, as part of a special agreement with Great British Racing International. Wagering on Champions Day will be available in North America at a number of advance-deposit wagering providers as well as select brick-and-mortar wagering outlets.

QIPCO Champions Day, the climax of the QIPCO British Champions Series, is Britain’s richest day of racing, with a record 3.75 million pounds (approximately $6 million) in purses offered over five races across the BCS Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares divisions. The event is expected to send several runners on to the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.

DRF also will offer free online past performances for Champions Day at DRF.com starting Oct. 17, plus on-site coverage from Ascot Racecourse during Champions Day week. A special QIPCO Champions Day webpage will be featured on DRF.com , offering video analysis of select races, links to online past performances, and a compilation of DRF -produced editorial coverage of the event.

QIPCO British Champions Day will be broadcast in the United States by GBI Racing, which is the sole rights holder for the distribution of British and Irish racing to international retail betting outlets and online operators.