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  • Experience the Unforgettable  

    Make it your plan to be here, to witness the very best, at the top of their game, competing for the ultimate prize. 

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend is a spectacular two-day event, featuring ten Group races including Five Group 1 races run at two legendary Irish racecourses Leopardstown and The Curragh.  Showcasing the best horses, the best jockeys and the best trainers in the world, prize money at this event exceeds €4.6 million making it one of the richest and most glamorous meetings on the international racing calendar. 

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend is the sum of all parts – world class racing, elegant fashion, relaxed ambiance, The Thoroughbred Trail, Goffs Champions Sale, Gourmet food and drink, with musical interludes set amidst beautifully dressed areas for socialising.   

    Ticket Prices

    • Premium Level Access €60
    • Advanced Enclosure Ticket €30
    • OAP (at gate only) €20
    • Anyone under age of 18 - Free entry once accompanied by a paying adult €0

    Both days, hosted at two different racecourses have individual personalities; Leopardstown - a green oasis of 226 acres in the suburbs of Ireland’s capital and The Curragh set amidst spectacular countryside of heathers and foliage.  Yet it is the racing that makes this two-day event truly world-class. 

    Leopardstown: Saturday 9th September 2017 | The Curragh: Sunday 10th September 2017 

    Gates Open 12pm | First Race 3:25pm | Last Race 7:20pm | Event Ends 9.30pm

    Public Shuttle buses operating from Sandyford Luas from 11.30am until 10.30pm

    Purchasing tickets for Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    | Purchase Premium level seating here | Purchase tickets for The Champions Pavillion here | Purchase Champions Bundle Tickets here | Purchase tickets for the 1888 restaurant here | Purchase General Admission Tickets here |

     

     

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    • Anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to gain admittance to the racecourse. 
    • Anyone aged under 18 will be admitted free of charge.
    • OAP’s and Students must be in possession of the necessary identification in order to gain admittance into the racecourse at the reduced rate.
    • People aged 18 and above will be charged at the full admission price

     

  • Racing at Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    Saturday September 9th 2017

    The feature race at Leopardstown on Day One of Longines Irish Champions Weekend is the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes which is currently the highest-rated turf race in the world. Witness the top thoroughbreds from around the world compete for the €2.3 million in prize-money on an eight race card. including five Group races and two Handicaps each valued at €150,000. It is a wonderful Irish sporting occasion not to be missed. To plan your weekend, click on the button below.

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  • Hospitality at Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    Saturday September 9th 2017

    Now anticipated and watched around the world, Longines Irish Champions Weekend is the perfect sporting occasion, tailor-made for socialising. The easy Irish banter and the electric atmosphere surrounding one of the best races in the world , makes this a special experience that simply must be enjoyed in person. Find out more about the Hospitality options available at Longines Irish Champions Weekend here.

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  • STYLE - AT THE HEART OF THE WEEKEND

    Saturday September 9th 2017

    Style is at the heart of Irish Champions Weekend and the Longines Prize for Elegance is one of the most highly-regarded fashion competitions in the sporting world and provides an abundance of fashion, excitement, style, colour and theatre. The art of millinery takes centre stage in the Moët & Chandon Champion Hat competition, which invites entrants to be as creative or as subtle as they wish while showcasing their interpretation of a Champion Hat.

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  • Longines Irish Champions Weekend is the sum of all parts – world class racing, elegant fashion, relaxed ambiance, The Thoroughbred Trail, Goffs Champions Sale, Gourmet food and drink, with musical interludes set amidst beautifully dressed areas for socialising.  

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend is an unmissable event for you if you enjoy

    • World Class Racing
    • Premium Hospitality
    • Fashion and Fun

     

     

    Ticket Prices

  • You won't go hungry or thirsty at Leopardstown! Savour the day with our Champions Pavilion Premium Package, located in the Leopardstown Pavilion. Alternatively opt for the Champions Bundle, the best value option to start your day at Leopardstown. See all options below. Don't forget to experience the thrills of horse racing and soak up the unique atmosphere of Longines Irish Champions Weekend. 

    Find out more about the Champions Bundle here.

     

    Ticket Prices

  • Hospitality Packages

    • Admission to the Exclusive Leopardstown Pavillion
    • Canapes on Arrival
    • Gourmet Food Buffet
    • Admission to the Race Course
    • A Reserved Seat in the Grandstand with Panoramic views of the Race Course
    • Access to the Circle Lounge Area
    • Admission to the Race Course
    • €10 Food Voucher
    • €5 Tote Voucher
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