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  • Leopardstown: Saturday 12th September 2015
    The Curragh: Sunday 13th September 2015

    Gates Open 12pm | First Race 3:30pm | Last Race 7:20pm

    Ticket Prices

    • Adult €20
    • OAP/Student (at gate only) €15
    • Top Level €40
    • Champions Bundle €35

    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!

  • You won't go hungry or thirsty at Leopardstown with our superb value Champions Bundle ticket! Whether it's a group of two or twenty two, this Bundle ticket is ideal for an informal, relaxed day while enjoying the thrill of racing and  the legendary atmosphere of Longines Irish Champions Weekend. 

    Ticket Prices

    You can obtain the Champions Bundle  €10 voucher from following areas:


    • The Champions Marquee:  The Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich


    • The Burger Bar: Chicken Burger & Chips or Gourmet Burger & Chips


    • The Coffee Dock Tote Hall:  Sandwich , Scone & Tea or Coffee


    • The Paddock: Sausage, Beans & Chips with Tea or Coffee


    • The Circle Lounge: Chicken Wings or Sea food Plate  (half the portion size of the Marquee offering)


    • Seafood/Champagne Bar: Sea food plate or Shrimp Cocktail


    • Champions Bar: Chicken Wings or Sea food Plate


    • Grandstand Marquee: Afternoon Tea to go

    • Outdoor units: Foot Long Hot Dog choice 


  • Hospitality Packages

    • Admission to racing
    • €10 Food voucher
    • €5 Tote betting voucher
    • €3 Racecard
  • Ticket Prices

    Race Track

    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.

    Longines Prize for Elegance - Ladies Day 

    Given the calibre of the racing, the style stakes are equally as high at the Longines Irish Champions weekend. This year is the first running of the Longines Prize for Elegance and it is open to all race goers on the two days with a prize fund of over €25,000 to be won across the weekend.

    The Champions Quarter Marquee

    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.

    Goffs Champion Sale

    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.

    View the auction catalogue



  • 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.


    Ticket Prices

    • Adult Ticket €20
    • OAP (Gate Only) €15
    • Top Level Seat €40