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
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

Fri 8 Dec

Fri 15 Dec

Fri 26 Jan

Fri 2 Feb

Fri 9 Feb 
Fri 16 Feb
Fri 23 Feb  
Fri 2 Mar
Fri 16 Mar        
Fri 23 Mar