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Monday, September 26, 2011



A special prize courtesy of the sponsor awaits the winning owner in the QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes, one of the five big races on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 15 October.


As well as the lion’s share of the £141,775 in first place prize money, the successful owner will also receive a stallion nomination for the winner to Makfi, last year’s 2000 Guineas winner who retired to Tweenhills Stud at the end of last season. The nomination is worth £25,000.


Makfi is owned by Qatar Bloodstock, a subsidiary company of the sponsor of Britain’s richest ever raceday, QIPCO Holding.


David Redvers, Racing and Bloodstock Manager to Sheikh Fahad, said: “Sheikh Fahad and Qatar Bloodstock are delighted to offer a nomination to last year’s world champion three- year-old, Makfi, as a prize to the winner of the QIPCO British Champions Fillies and Mares.


“Makfi is everything you could want in a stallion prospect. His sire, Dubawi, is proving to be phenomenal, yet Makfi was an even better racehorse with an even better pedigree. He is a regally-bred Classic winner who beat every top class European miler including the legendary Goldikova. He has striking physicality, presence and movement.


“This special prize provides a great opportunity to breed the best to the best.”


Amongst the possible runners in the mile-and-a-half contest are the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, Darley Irish Oaks and Darley Yorkshire Oaks winner, Blue Bunting, and the Investec Oaks heroine, Dancing Rain. 


Tickets for QIPCO British Champions Day are priced at £45 for Premier admission and £26 for Grandstand admission, with a 10% advance booking discount available now and greater reductions for group bookings of 10 or more people. Under 18s will be admitted free.


To book tickets, visit www.britishchampionsseries.com or call Ascot on 0870 727 1234.

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