Guaranteed to be the best 90 seconds of your day.
The jockeys are wearing accurate silks, the Queen is there, selfies are taken and posted to Instabrick. What more do you need to know?
Well, actually knowing what the British Champions Series is could be helpful. Originating in 2011, the QIPCO British Champions Series is designed to showcase the best that British flat racing has to offer, encompassing the top 35 races in the racing calendar over 27 race days. The series began this year on May 3 with the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and the series finale takes place on Saturday, Oct. 18 with the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot.
The Series includes five championship categories: sprint, mile, middle distance (1 1/4 miles to 1 1/2 miles,) long distance (1 3/4 miles to a grueling 2 1/2 miles,) and fillies and mares. Saturday’s final race day will award over £3.75 million in purses.
A less-LEGO filled promo for the series:
Frankel, hailed as one of the world’s best racehorses, ended his undefeated career in style in 2012 on British Champions Day, sometimes referred to as the “greatest day of flat racing ever staged.”