Tomorrow we have the finale to the flat racing season and the curtain raiser to the flat season. How can you have both? Let me explain….
Ascot champions day
First, we have Qipco British Champions day at Ascot and it promises to be a real feast of racing. It may not be Royal Ascot but the racing on
Champions day only came into being in 2011 so it’s relatively new in the scheme of things but it’s a weekend I wouldn’t miss for anything now. It’s the last shot at a decent total before we descend into winter. The specific races existed before this meeting started but were brought together to bring in a real feast at the end of the season. It’s one of my highest turnover weekends of the year. Last year, the average turnover was over £2m per race. It’s gathering more momentum ever year.
This year we have some added interest into the mix with the fact that Frankie Dettori has a few decent rides and that would really light things up if he gets consecutive winners at this race meeting. It would mean it’s just not Frankie that is doing a flying dismount in the parade ring I’d imagine.
I did a video on this explaining why this weekend brings a great opportunity to turnover some huge amounts, but at relatively low risk. A slightly tongue in cheek title, but a good description of what you real objective is when trading.
The Everest at Randwick
Meanwhile, down under, we do have a Royal in the title, at Royal Randwick racecourse. Tomorrow morning we have the Everest. It’s got $14m in prize money so I’d imagine if you stacked that on top of each other it might be as high as Mount Everest! It’s a monster of a race and today will be my traditional prep for the Melbourne Cup meeting. Learn a bit more about it here: –
Aussie racing is a bit more liquid at this time of the year, the Everest should approach somewhere near £1m in turnover. If you are an early riser then the fun starts at 02:15 in the morning UK time. The big race, however, is at a more realistic 06:15. So even if you struggle to get out of bed on a Saturday morning you may still stand a chance of catching some good quality Aussie group race.
To top things off we also have the Caulfield cup, another huge race and this group 1 contest kicks off at the more reasonable time of 07:15 UK time.
It’s one of the days of the year that I wouldn’t, or couldn’t, miss.