THOUSANDS of racegoers and celebrity guests gathered to enjoy the races and place their bets on Saturday (October 19).

The QIPCO British Champions Day was the final day of the British flat racing season at Ascot Racecourse and The Queen was in attendance to congratulate the winning jockeys.

The Queen Elizabeth II stake was worth £1.1 million and won by King of Change.

READ MORE: Crowthorne residents can support Operation Christmas Child by gifting a shoebox

2019 World Heptathlon Champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson presented Oisin Murphy with his 2019 Champion Flat Jockey trophy.

As well as this, Cieren Fallon Jr, the son of six-time champion jockey Kieron Fallon won the 2019 Champion Apprentice trophy following his silver medal performance.

Other celebrities who appeared at the races on Saturday was Love Island 2019 star Amy Hart, a long with comedian and actress Helen Lederer and TV personality Chris Hughes.

The QIPCO British Champions Series showcases 35 of the UK’s finest Flat races, including six of the world’s top 12.

Racegoers enjoyed a variety of top-class races, shining a light on the best horses, jockeys and of course, Ascot racecourse.