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Australia team weigh up choice of Ascot targets

Mon, 15 Sep 14 10:00

THE Qipco Champion Stakes or Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot is the likely choice facing Australia’s connections after the dual Derby winner’s shock defeat by The Grey Gatsby in the Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday.

Leopardstown: Gatsby and Moore stun Australia

Sat, 13 Sep 14 18:54

WOW! The Grey Gatsby ran down the long odds-on favourite Australia to gain a memorable victory having been a scrubbed along 84-1 shot under Ryan Moore on the home turn.

Leopardstown: Creek lands the spoils in Boomerang Mile

Sat, 13 Sep 14 18:30

BOW CREEK put in a brave performance to hold off pressure from a fast finishing Mustajeeb in the Group 2 Boomerang Mile.

Leopardstown: Fiesolana steals the Matron for McCreery

Sat, 13 Sep 14 17:50

FIESOLANA gained a first Group 1 win for herself and trainer Willie McCreery by pinging through a gap like a scalded cat under a joyous Billy Lee.

Leopardstown Preview: All eyes on Australia in his quest for greatness

Fri, 12 Sep 14 16:13

AUSTRALIA has achieved so much since shooting to the head of the Derby market on Irish Champions Stakes a year ago when he trounced his rivals in a Group 3 juvenile event on today's card and he enters Saturday's Qipco Irish Champion Stakes as a

IRISH CHAMPION STAKES MEMORIES: Fantastic Light (2001)

Fri, 12 Sep 14 16:08

With Champions Weekend fast approaching, David Jennings will countdown his five favourite Irish Champion Stakes performances and Fantastic Light in 2001 tops the list at Number 1.

IRISH CHAMPION STAKES MEMORIES: Sea The Stars (2009)

Fri, 12 Sep 14 15:57

With Champions Weekend fast approaching, David Jennings will countdown his five favourite Irish Champion Stakes performances and Sea The Stars in 2009 makes it onto the list at Number 2.

IRISH CHAMPION STAKES MEMORIES: High Chaparral (2003)

Fri, 12 Sep 14 15:48

With Champions Weekend fast approaching, David Jennings will countdown his five favourite Irish Champion Stakes performances and High Chapparal in 2003 makes it onto the list at Number 3.

Brilliant Australia among seven in Irish Champion Stakes

Thu, 11 Sep 14 10:27

A SMALL field awaits dual Derby-winner Australia in Saturday's Qipco Irish Champion Stakes, a race that is set to be his last in Ireland.

IRISH CHAMPION STAKES MEMORIES: Daylami (1999)

Thu, 11 Sep 14 10:08

With Champions Weekend fast approaching, David Jennings will countdown his five favourite Irish Champion Stakes performances and Daylami's dazzling display in 1999 makes it onto the list at Number 4.

IRISH CHAMPION STAKES MEMORIES: Pilsudski (1997)

Tue, 09 Sep 14 22:49

With Champions Weekend fast approaching, David Jennings will countdown his five favourite Irish Champion Stakes performances and Pilsudski's dazzling display in 1997 makes it onto the list at Number 5.

Awesome entry for Irish Champions Weekend

Tue, 09 Sep 14 16:30

AUSTRALIA heads a dazzling array of entries for the inaugural Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown on Saturday and the Curragh on Sunday with Leading Light, The Grey Gatsby, Gleneagles, Tapestry and Chicquita among the other stars.

Shock defeat for Arc favourite Sea The Moon

Sun, 07 Sep 14 15:59

SEA THE MOON saw another horse get the better of him for the first time when the stunning Germany Derby winner proved unable to resist a late charge up the home rail from Ivanhowe.

Haydock: No catching devastating G Force in Sprint Cup

Sat, 06 Sep 14 15:54

G FORCE blasted past last year's winner Gordon Lord Byron in the dying strides to give trainer David O'Meara and jockey Danny Tudhope a day to remember.

Mukhadram to 'finish his career in Europe'

Thu, 04 Sep 14 09:55

CAULFIELD CUP entry Mukhadram has been ruled out of a trip to Australia and is likely to have his next start closer to home in the Group 1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday week.

Smullen gets the call for Extortionist Sprint bid

Thu, 04 Sep 14 07:00

TRAINER Olly Stevens is hopeful Pat Smullen can continue his string of big-race wins this summer when teaming up with Extortionist for the first time in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.

O'Brien booked for Gordon Lord Byron ride

Wed, 03 Sep 14 12:07

JOCKEY Joseph O'Brien will retain his partnership with Gordon Lord Byron in Saturday's Betfred Sprint Cup.

Goffs unveils first Champions Sale entries

Tue, 02 Sep 14 19:57

ACCEPTED, who became his sire Approve's first stakes scorer when winning the Listed Tipperary Stakes in July, features among the initial entries unveiled for the Goffs Champions Sale.

Treve on course for Prix Vermeille return

Tue, 02 Sep 14 17:55

TREVE will be in need of the race when she returns to action a week on Sunday at Longchamp according to trainer Criquette Head-Maarek, who has confirmed the Prix Vermeille as the likely springboard for a defence of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomph

Direct approach proves key for Irish Champions site

Tue, 02 Sep 14 13:48

In his fortnightly look at racing on the web, Robin Gibson evaluates the Irish Champions Day website compared to the British equivalent

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