The Champion Bumper is the concluding race on ladies day. It is the only bumper within the week and the only Grade One bumper that is ran in the UK and is the most prestigious bumper within the national hunt calendar.
The bumper is the last race of the week that is run on the new course, with racing switching to the new course from the Thursday.
The race is ran over a distance of 2 miles and horses must be aged four to six to run. It is often seen as a steppingstone for future superstars and often a mixture of jockeys can be used such as amateurs and even flat jockeys.
The race has a total prize fund of £42,000 for the winner, which is the least amount for any of the Grade One’s of the festival.