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About the Dubai Future Champions Festival

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When is Dubai Future Champions Festival 2021?

The two-day festival kicks off on the 8 October with Dubai Future Champions Festival Friday, a fabulous day of racing including two Group 3 races, a Group 2 and the thrilling Group 1 bet365 Fillies' Mile. World class action continues on Saturday 9, Dubai Future Champions Saturday with two Group 3 races and the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes.


What time is the Darley Dewhurst Stakes?

The start time for the Darley Dewhurst Stakes is 2:55pm on Saturday 9 October 2021. Witness a future star being born at the Home of Horseracing.


Where is the Dubai Future Champions Festival?

The Dubai Future Champions Festival traditionally takes place at The Rowley Mile in Newmarket in Suffolk.


Can I still buy tickets?

As the biggest racing event in the calendar, Dubai Future Champions Festival tickets are known to sell fast! Book online to avoid disappointment, or to discuss our hospitality packages call 01638 675300.

The Beginnings OF The Dewhurst STakes


The race was established in 1875 by Thomas Gee, a racehorse breeder,  and was originally titled the "Dewhurst Plate". It is named after Gee's Dewhurst Stud at Wadhurst. The first four winners all went on to win one or more of the next year's Classics.


The race was formerly staged during Newmarket's Champions' Day meeting in mid-October. It became part of a new fixture called Future Champions Day in 2011. In 2015 this became part of Dubai Future Champions Festival.


The Dewhurst Stakes was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge series in 2011. The winner was given an automatic invitation to compete in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. It was removed from the series in 2012.

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