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Champions Day to host trophy spectacular

3 Oct 2013

The 1966 Jules Rimet Trophy, for the FIFA World Cup, The FA Cup, The Ashes urn, the Rugby League Challenge Cup and the Calcutta Cup will be on display at a special one-day exhibition on the 19 October at QIPCO British Champions Day.

Bobby Moore lifting the 1966 Jules Rimet World Cup aloft following England’s win at Wembley. Image courtesy of The Press Association.

For the first time in nearly 60 years, four of the world’s oldest and most famous sporting trophies – The FA Cup, The Ashes urn, the Rugby League Challenge Cup and the Calcutta Cup – will be on display at a special one-day exhibition on the 19 October at QIPCO British Champions Day.

The exhibition, at the climax of the Flat racing season, will include many famous sporting trophies and mementos, including:

  • The Jules Rimet Replica CUP, for the FIFA World Cup, won by the England Football Team in 1966 at Wembley
  • The European Player of the Year Award – The Ballon d’Or – won by Michael Owen in 2001, along with his Premier League Golden Boot awards and medals relating to the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup
  • The Sid Waddell Trophy won by PDC World Darts Champion Phil Taylor in 2013
  • The World Snooker Championship Trophy won five times by Ronnie O’Sullivan
  • The IBF Middleweight Championship Trophy and Belt won in 2013 by Darren Barker
  • The Rugby League Challenge Cup 
  • The Champion Jump Jockey Trophy won a record 18 times by AP McCoy, along with his BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award from 2010
  • The Champion Flat Jockey Trophy, won last year by current Championship leader Richard Hughes                 
  • The Champion Racehorse Trainer Trophies for the Flat and Jumps won in 2012 and 2013 by John Gosden and Nicky Henderson
  • Nine of the most famous trophies won by Frankel during his unbeaten career, along with his Cartier Horse of the Year Awards
  • The silver salver to be presented to the winner of the 2013 £1.3 million QIPCO Champion Stakes

This new one-day public display aims to celebrate many of the most significant achievements in British sport, both recent and historical, on a day when British horseracing decides its champions of the season. The last time so many national sporting trophies were displayed together was over half a century ago at an exhibition in April 1956 at the Café Anglais, London.

To ensure you get the chance to see these fantastic trophies, buy your tickets now to QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 19th October at Ascot Racecourse.

Security arrangements for the exhibition are under wraps as the trophies on display are so valuable. This has required specialist insurance cover arranged by leading private client broker Weatherbys Hamilton.