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.

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


Fri 12 Nov  BM70 Handicap


Fri 19 Nov
BM78 Handicap



Fri 26 Nov BM64 Handicap

 
Fri 3 Dec BM70 Handicap
 
Fri 10 Dec BM70 Handicap

 
Fri 17 Dec BM64 Handicap


Fri 31 Dec BM70 Handicap


Fri 4 Feb F&M BM70 Handicap


Fri 11 Feb BM64 Handicap 


Fri 18 Feb BM84 Handicap 
 
Fri 25 Feb BM70 Handicap 


Fri 4 Mar BM78 Handicap 


Fri 18 Mar BM78 Handicap


Fri 25 Mar
BM90 Handicap