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 2021/22 Ladbrokes Friday Night Lights Season.

On each of the night meetings in season 2021/22, 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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LYN TOLSON & LEONIE PROCTOR FOR WINNING THE 2021/22 LADBROKES 55 SECOND CHALLENGE WITH CURRAN.

Curran ran a sizzling time of 54.61 seconds in Heat 1 with jockey Matthew Cartwright aboard.

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 24 Sept
BM84 Handicap Curran Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 54.61
Fri 1 Oct BM64 Handicap Easy Single Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 57.55
Fri 22 Oct BM78 Handicap Yulong Command Anthony & Sam Freedman 55.07
Fri 12 Nov  BM70 Handicap Lady Solly Adam Chambers 56.85
Fri 19 Nov
BM64 Handicap
Sweetzou John Sadler 55.40
Fri 26 Nov BM70 Handicap Gaze Grise David Jolly 55.04
Fri 3 Dec BM70 Handicap Aminatu  Trevor Rogers 56.31
Fri 10 Dec BM64 Handicap Kev's Girl Adam Chambers 55.63
Fri 17 Dec BM64 Handicap Titans Anthony & Sam Freedman 55.15
Fri 31 Dec BM64 Handicap Moon And Back Andrew Noblet 54.93
Fri 4 Feb  BM64 Handicap Young Liam Michael & Luke Cerchi 55.94
Fri 11 Feb  Class 1 Handicap Abaddon Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 55.42
Fri 18 Feb  BM84 Handicap Yulong Command
Anthony & Sam Freedman 56.12
Fri 25 Feb  BM70 Handicap Midwest Anthony & Sam Freedman
55.26
Fri 4 Mar  BM78 Handicap Lady Solly Adam Chambers 54.91
Fri 18 Mar  BM70 Handicap Young Liam Michael & Luke Cerchi
55.26
Fri 25 Mar
BM90 Handicap
Esta La Roca  Lloyd Kennewell 54.95