Welcome Crowds and a Fabulous Day of Racing as Champion Support the Start of the Jump Season at Chepstow!

The jump season got underway at Chepstow racecourse on the 9th October with two exciting days of racing marking the season opener and a packed race card, as well as a packed crowd, featuring two top class races which we were proud to sponsor.

Our Managing Director Sarah-Jane Fedarb commented “It was lovely to see the stands packed with spectators again, what an atmosphere and a fabulous day of racing. The perfect way to kick start the jump season!”

Here at Champion we have been long-time supporters of the sport of racing. Our founding father John Ayres had the privilege and pleasure of owning many racehorses over his lifetime, and his love of point-to-pointing and National Hunt racing was well known to all who knew him.

Sarah-Jane continues “Sadly John passed away in 2013, however we are proud to continue his support of the sport. Champion products are still made a short distance from Chepstow in Cardiff and to see his legacy and memory live on in the riders wearing Champion safety helmets and body protectors is very fitting.”

The 2m Champion Hats Juvenile Hurdle was won by an enthusiastic MAGISTRATO who keenly led the distance piloted by Champion helmet wearing jockey Harry Cobden. Magistrato is trained by Paul Nicholls and owned by Mrs Johnny de la Hey.
The 2m 3f John Ayres Memorial Handicap Chase was won by PAINT THE DREAM, trained by Fergal O’Brien, owned by Mr David Brace and expertly piloted by son Conor Brace, to once again make it a very Welsh finish for this highly anticipated race.