Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge

The Ladbrokes 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 2017/18 Night Racing 'Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights' Season.

On each of the night meetings in season 2017/18, The Valley will stage a 55 Second Challenge heat, with each heat carrying minimum prize money of $55,000.

The trainer of the fastest heat winner will win a cheque valued at $55,000 thanks to our partners at Ladbrokes.

Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge - Terms and Conditions

 
 Season Winner/Trainer Time
2017/18  Sunday Escape (Andrew Murray)  54.75 
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 29 Sept
Benchmark 84 Super Too Marc Conners 55.83
Fri 6 Oct
Benchmark 78 Modern Wonder Leon & Troy Corstens 56.45
Fri 27 Oct
0-84 Handicap Mile High John Macmillan 55.12
Fri 3 Nov
Benchmark 70 Liberty Song John Moloney 55.67
Fri 17 Nov
Benchmark 78 Invincible Al Patrick Payne 56.06
Fri 1 Dec Benchmark 70 Belwazi Jerome Hunter 56.69
Fri 8 Dec Benchmark 70 World of Hope Dean Binaisse 56.44
Fri 15 Dec Benchmark 70 Kakanui Brendan McCarthy 55.75
Fri 26 Jan Benchmark 78 Sister Kitty Mac Symon Wilde 55.60
Fri 2 Feb Benchmark 78 Angry Gee Jerome Hunter 55.12
Fri 9 Feb  Benchmark 70 Roddandtodd Daniel Bowman 55.96
Fri 16 Feb Benchmark 84 Dance With Fontein Robbie Griffiths 55.62
Fri 23 Feb Benchmark 90 Demonstrate Allan & Jason Williams  55.70
Fri 2 Mar Benchmark 78 Sprightly Lass Michael, Wayne & John Hakwes 55.30
Fri 16 Mar  Benchmark 78  Our Gladiator Jerome Hunter 55.90 
Fri 23 Mar Open Handicap Sunday Escape Andrew Murray 54.75