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 2019/20 Night Racing 'Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights' Season.

On each of the night meetings in season 2019/20, 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 Winners  |  Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge
 Season Winner/Trainer Time
 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 27 Sept
BM84 Handicap Humma Humma
John McArdle
55.68
Fri 4 Oct BM64 Handicap Hearty Lass
John Hyam
55.76
Fri 25 Oct 0-84 Handicap Bella Vella Will Clarken 55.10
Fri 1 Nov BM70 Handicap Rebel Miss Matthew Smith 55.68
Fri 15 Nov BM70 Handicap All Cylinders Peter Robl 55.95
Fri 22 Nov BM84 Handicap Bold Star Gordon Richards 55.13
Fri 6 Dec BM64 Handicap


Fri 13 Dec BM70 Handicap


Fri 20 Dec BM78 Handicap


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