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With big money prizes on offer, this race series is designed to test every horse, jockey and trainer. Comprising hundreds of fixtures across 6 courses, this gruelling race series delivers quality racing from October to March. All weather racing dominates about a fifth of British fixtures and features top trainers, leading owners and the best jockeys.

Background

In 2013 ARC pioneered the All-Weather Championships to improve the quality and reputation of All-Weather racing and encouraging owners and trainers to keep their horses in training during the winter months. The series has grown considerably over the last 5 years, with the number and quality of races increasing and the prize pot growing. 2018’s £1m All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park saw the richest All-Weather racecard in Europe, as well as being one of the richest race days in the UK.

Racing action at Lingfield Park
Race track at night.

Investment

ARC runs 4 of the 6 all-weather racecourses in the UK which offer different types of surface for horses to run on: Polytrack at Lingfield Park, Fibresand at Southwell Racecourse and Tapeta at Newcastle and Wolverhampton Racecourses (the only Tapeta racing surfaces in Europe). All the all-weather surfaces have all received heavy investment to provide competitive racing.

The All-Weather Championships includes six categories, ensuring a design that tests every horse jockey and trainer. These categories include:

  • 3 Year Old Championships - To find the very best 3 year old All-Weather Colts, Fillies & Geldings with a Championship Final over 6 furlongs (1,200m).
  • Sprint Championships - To find the best 4 year old+ All-Weather sprinters with a Championship race over 6 furlongs, 1 yard (1,208 metres).
  • Mile Championships - To find the best All-Weather Milers with a Championship Final over 8 furlongs (1,600m).
  • Middle Distance Championships - For races ranging in distance from 10 furlongs (2,000 metres) to 12 furlongs (2,400 metres) during the qualifying period.
  • Marathon Championships - To find the best All-Weather ‘Stayer’ with a Championship race on All-Weather Championships Finals Day over 15 furlongs, 169 yards (3,172 metres).
  • Fillies & Mares Championships - Compromising of every race on the All-Weather tracks over the season open to all Fillies & Mares, over 7 furlongs, 1 yard (1,409 metres).

To find out how to qualify for each category and current sponsors, please visit our All-Weather Championships page 

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