The 55 Second Challenge is a pure test of speed over 955 metres. The barriers are positioned in the 1000 metre chute and the challenge will be to see which horse can break the 55 second mark across the Night Racing. 

On each of the night meetings in season 2016/17, The Valley will stage a 55 Second Challenge heat, with each heat carrying minimum prize money of $55,000.

The trainer of the fastest horse will win a cheque valued at $50,000 by Inglis to spend at one of their auctions in 2017, which will be awarded after the last heat on Friday 24 March.

We thank our sponsors for their continued support of racing at The Valley.


 Season Winner/Trainer Time
2016/17 Sirbible (Russell Bell)  54.84
 2015/16
Tuscan Sling (Darren Weir)
 54.90
 2014/15
 Beach Front (Brent Stanley) 
 55.08
 2013/14
 Minaj (Anthony Freedman) 
 55.36
 2012/13
 Vatican (Byron Cozamanis)
 54.69*
 2011/12
 General Truce (Ricky Maund)
 55.26
 2010/11
 La Bella Roo (Peter Boynton)
 55.48
Date
Race
Winner
Trainer
Time
Fri 23 Sept
BM78 Handicap
Rock 'N' Gold
M. Ellerton & S. Zahra
56.47
Fri 30 Sept
BM90 Handicap
Gun Case
D. Weir
56.65
Fri 21 Oct
0-84 Handicap
Another Diamond
B. Cerchi
56.17
Fri 28 Oct
BM70 Handicap
Miss Vista
G. Osbourne
55.74
Fri 11 Nov
BM90 Handicap
Sirbible
R. Bell
54.84
Fri 18 Nov BM78 Handicap  Big Reel  M. McKenzie  55.93
Fri 2 Dec BM70 Handicap Scandimania  R. Griffiths  55.09
Fri 9 Dec Open Handicap  Dance With Fontein  R. Griffiths 56.26 
Fri 16 Dec  BM70 Handicap Mystified  R. Balfour 55.68 
Fri 27 Jan BM90 Handicap Weather The Storm  R. Kingston  55.85 
Fri 3 Feb  BM78 Handicap  Punt Club P. Cannon 55.63
Fri Feb 10 BM70 Handicap Certain Ellie P. Rocke 56.28
Fri Feb 17 BM84 Handicap Pretty Possum  R. Osborne 55.42 
Fri Feb 24 BM90 Handicap Beau Rada  J. McArdle 55.15 
Fri Mar 17 BM78 Handicap  Punt Club P. Cannon 56.21
Fri Mar 24 Open Handicap Beau Rada  J. McArdle 55.29