FIND OUT ABOUT THE SERIES, WHAT IS HAPPENING WHEN, WHO IS TAKING PART, AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
A first in UK horse racing, The Series is a league competition created by Championship Horse Racing, where teams vie for points over a race season.
The Series will take place across eight Thursday evenings from July to September
There will be six races per meeting and each team will have one runner in each race. Points will be awarded for where teams finish in each race and the points added to a league table.
Across the season there will be two championships running simultaneously, the Team Championship and the Jockey Championship. All of the races will have prize money in excess of £100,000 and the top points-scoring jockey at every meeting will secure a financial bonus for their team.
There will be 12 teams, each having the exclusive use of a trainer, four jockeys and a stable of 30 horses for the duration of The Series. Every team will represent a global brand and will race in colours specially chosen by that organisation.
The stars of the show have great stories to tell. The trainers and the stable staff who bring each horse to the peak of their physical ability. The jockeys that harness that energy and use their skill to race them to the finish line. And the amazing athletic machines that are the horses and whose names become the stuff of sporting legend.
Whether you’re a racing aficionado who knows and loves the sport, or you’re new to horse racing, The Series will have something for everyone.
We know that some people find horse racing a little confusing and feel they would like more insight and knowledge to get the best out of it. We want to demystify racing and make it simpler to understand. Our aim is to create new, innovative and ethically driven ways to engage the public with the sport.
We have already secured a UK partner who will live broadcast every race of every night that The Series takes place. We will announce details of the broadcast partner and how viewers in the UK can access it in 2019. There is also worldwide TV interest in The Series and our host broadcaster will provide a stream and highlights package for an international audience.
All fans, wherever they are, will be connected by our app, which will act as central engagement and content hub. The App will also be home to our unique ‘we win, you win’ concept. We think fans should be reward for their engagement, so when they back a team and it wins then the supporters will also benefit from that success in the form of prizes, giveaways and experiential opportunities.
And we aim to make it an affordable evening of entertainment for fans.
The teams will compete over eight meetings all across the UK. The selected Group 1 racecourses will be announced later in 2018.
In addition to competitive horse racing, The Series will include eSports tournaments, local food festivals and live music.