Leopardstown: Saturday 12th September 2015
The Curragh: Sunday 13th September 2015
The Longines Irish Champions Weekend is a spectacular two-day meeting featuring ten Group races (Five Group 1 races) run across two legendary Irish racecourses.
This year's weekend showcases the iconic fixtures, the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger. With prize money exceeding €4 million, it is one of the richest and most glamorous meetings on the international racing calendar. It's an Irish race meeting you can't miss!
Goffs will hold a boutique sale of 20 elite Horses in Training on the Saturday of the Irish Champions Weekend. The exclusive sale will take place in the parade ring before racing begins at Leopardstown. Buyers from around the racing world will be present for one of the most eagarly anticipated racing events of the year.
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Feature race, the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes, is one of the highest-rated races in the world and comes with a prize fund of €1 million which was won in 2014 by the Grey Gatsby, who gave us a thrilling finish with favourite Australia. The day also hosts the Group 1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes which won in 2014 by Fiesolana.
With racing of such cailbre, it's no wonder that the style stakes are at a record high over the weekend. To complement the champion efforts in style and elegance, the best dressed prizes will be out of this world!
All the details will be announced closer to the date, but in the meantime check out last year's finalists for some winning fashion inspiration to help you plan your look. Find out more about Ladies Days at Leopardstown.
The Champions Quarter Marquee is open to all racegoers to Leopardstown on QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes Day. This bespoke designed Marquee will host a range of free entertainment in a premium free area which includes: Longines Prize for Elegance, the Winning Line tipster panel, Tote Facilities, food and refreshment areas and live music from the Charles Cavanagh Band who will bring classic old style charisma and rat-pack atmosphere post-racing. The Champions Quarter Marquee is the place to be to enjoy all the action, the style and the legendary atmosphere of Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
Indeed, @lorrainekeane!It's a summer evening not to be missed!We hope to see you here! @LisaFitzpatrick & Alan Hughes will be on #DTBD duty!
Sunday morning begins with the Curragh Thoroughbred Trail, which will give racegoers a behind-the-scenes look into the operations of some of the world's most famous trainers and stud farms.
The feature race is the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger. Attractions throughout the afternoon will include a Parade of Champions and a Best Dressed Competition. Younger racegoers will be entertained by The Moyglare Stud Kids Zone, while a performance by the Celtic Tenors will bring the raceday to a close.
There will be a Dublin Coach pre-booked bus available from Dublin to the Curragh on Sunday.
Our hotel partners offer a range of accommodation options for all budgets and group sizes.
If you require press accreditation please register before August 2015.
Get the low down on how to dress for a trip to Leopardstown racecourse.
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