Arena Racing Company, (“ARC”) today confirm the movement of the two valuable Winter Million jump fixtures to Royal Windsor Racecourse in 2025.
Regularly scheduled jump racing will return to Royal Windsor for the first time since 1998 on Sunday 15 December 2024. Long term supporters of racing at Royal Windsor, Fitzdares, will extend their partnership of the summer flat season into the winter, with sponsorship of both the return of jump racing fixture in December 2024, alongside the Friday and Sunday Winter Million fixtures in January 2025.
In addition, Royal Windsor Racecourse is proud to partner with neighbour Ascot Racecourse to present the Berkshire Winter Million Weekend in January 2025. The Berkshire Winter Million will consist of three consecutive days of top class jumps racing, with over £1.2 million in prize money available, including the Grade 1 BetMGM Clarence House Chase, the headline of the Saturday afternoon card at Ascot and the £165,000 Fitzdares Fleur de Lys Chase on the Sunday at Royal Windsor.
Racing fans will be able to take advantage of a three-day ticket to enjoy the action across both venues in 2025.
Managing Director of ARC’s Racing Division, Mark Spincer, said, “We were delighted to announce the return of jump racing to Royal Windsor last year, and to make this further announcement regarding the Berkshire Winter Million Weekend. We hope that, alongside the fantastic day’s racing at Ascot Racecourse, the three days will be a hugely exciting one for racing fans to look forward to in the New Year.”
Felicity Barnard, Commercial Director and Deputy CEO at Ascot Racecourse, said, “We look forward to being a part of the inaugural Berkshire Winter Million Weekend in 2025 and hope it will be an exciting weekend for racegoers to combine a visit to both tracks as well as those watching from home on both Sky Sports Racing and ITV Racing.”