LADBROKES 55 SECOND CHALLENGE

The Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge is a pure test of speed over 955 metres. The fastest horses in Australia will go head-to-head to see which horse can break the 55 second mark across the 2020/21 Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights Season.

On each of the night meetings in season 2020/21, 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 receive a cheque valued at $55,000 thanks to our partners at Ladbrokes.

2020/21 Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge Terms & Conditions

CONGRATULATIONS TO SISSTAR AND CONNECTIONS
FOR SETTING A NEW ALL TIME TRACK RECORD OF 54.45 SECONDS

Season Winners  |  Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge
 Season Horse
 Trainer Time
 2020/21 Sisstar
 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 54.45
 2019/20 Bella Vella
 Will Clarken 54.84
 2018/19 Written Choice
Logan McGill  54.77 
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

* 955 metre rack record.

Date
Race
Winner
Trainer
Time
Fri 25 Sept
BM84 Handicap Alfa Oro  Matt Laurie  55.90
Fri 2 Oct BM64 Handicap Meteorite Tony & Calvin McEvoy 54.54
Fri 23 Oct 0-84 Handicap Sartorial Splendor John Sadler  54.65
Fri 30 Oct BM70 Handicap Gorokan Express Ben Brisbourne 55.09
Fri 13 Nov BM70 Handicap Rock Tycoon Nathan Hobson 55.07
Fri 20 Nov BM78 Handicap Grandview Avenue  Simon Ryan  54.74 
Fri 4 Dec BM64 Handicap Esta La Roca Lloyd Kennewell  54.94
Fri 11 Dec BM70 Handicap Rock Tycoon  Nathan Hobson  55.41 
Fri 18 Dec BM64 Handicap Almadrava Phillip Stokes 55.86
Fri 15 Jan BM70 Handicap Lady Solly Adam Chambers 55.48
Fri 22 Jan F&M BM70 Handicap Elderflower Lindsey Smith
55.07
Fri 5 Feb BM64 Handicap  Heavenly Bridges Henry Dwyer  56.37
Fri 12 Feb BM84 Handicap  Lady Solly Adam Chambers  55.67
Fri 19 Feb BM70 Handicap  Forever Free Mathew & Simon Zahra 56.00
Fri 26 Feb BM78 Handicap  Lesage James Cummings 55.14
Fri 19 Mar BM90 Handicap Sisstar Tony & Calvin McEvoy 54.45