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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME WITH US - LEARN About Dubai Future Champions Festival

When is Dubai Future Champions Festival 2019?

The two-day festival kicks off on the 11th October with Autumn Ladies Day, 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 12th with two Group 3 races and the Group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes. The fun continues after racing with our fantastic Après Racing parties, featuring special guest DJs, to provide a deserved finale for each day.


What time is the Darley Dewhurst Stakes?

The start time for the Darley Dewhurst Stakes is 15:00 on Saturday 12th October 2019. Be part of a 20,000 strong crowd to 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.


The most recent winner of the Dewhurst Stakes to achieve a Classic victory is Churchill. He won the 2,000 Guineas in 2017.

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