The mighty Frankel is in action today with the the Qipco Champion Stakes, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Long Distance Cup forming British Champions Day, as horse racing fans can watch all the action with Paddy Power and their live stream service.
It is the richest day in British racing – over £3m in prize money is available – and betting punters all over the world will be watching. One of the biggest weekends in European horse racing, this is a spectacular event and tickets to be in attendance are like gold dust.
As mentioned, there are three races that take the majority of focus. The first to look at is the Champion Stakes, which Frankel – the greatest horse ever – is looking to win.
Champions Day & Frankel Live Streaming – How to Watch
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This is the finale of the unbeaten colt’s career too, with Sir Henry Cecil set to retire this wonderful horse after Ascot on Saturday. As you may expect, Frankel is the overwhelming favourite to make it 14 wins from as many races, with the biggest challenge coming from the in-form Cirrus des Aigles.
You then have the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, another potentially epic race. This was actually won by Frankel in 2011, but the favourite in his absence is Excelebration, a horse that has finished second to Frankel on no less than four occasions.
Cityscape, Elusive Kate and Carlton House are all expected to be in contention too though and you won’t want to take your eyes of this one as they all go for glory over one mile of the famous Ascot racecourse.
The high-profile races don’t end there though as the Long Distance Cup will get plenty of attention. It is the long distance finale of the British Champion Series, with the current favourite being Opinion Poll at 5/1.
This is arguably the most open race of the day though with six other entries – including Brown Panther and Fame and Glory – available at under 10/1. If any race is going to have an outsider emerge victorious it is this one.
Overall, Saturday is all about Frankel in so many ways, but there is lots else going on to ensure that this is one of the best days in the British horse racing calendar year.