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 since launch, with the number and quality of races increasing and the prize pot growing. The £1m All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park is the richest All-Weather racecard in Europe, as well as being one of the richest race days in the UK.
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:
To find out how to qualify for each category and current sponsors, please visit our All-Weather Championships page