Longines Irish Champions Weekend at
Leopardstown provides not only World Class racing for the horse racing
enthusiast, with two Group
1 races the day is also enhanced with a certain Joie de vivre that only
Leopardstown, Dublins premier race track, can offer.
To compliment the day we provide
an additional range of gourmet food offerings, bespoke bars and lounge areas
decorated to the highest standards, creating a luxurious environment in which guests
can enjoy this unique race day.
Gates Open approx 11am | First Race approx 1.55pm | Last Race approx 6.00pm | Event Ends approx 8.30pm
Public Shuttle buses operating from Sandyford Luas from approx 11.30am until 10.30pm
Race & Rail shuttle buses operating from Blackrock DART station to Leopardstown will operate. Pick Up from Blackrock DART Station at 2pm & 3pm approx. returning from Car park A at Leopardstown at 7.30pm & 8.45pm approx.
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The party does not have to end at Longines Irish Champions weekend! We are delighted to announce that model and DJ January Winters will be playing on the Champions terrace throughout the afternoon keeping the atmosphere upbeat, exciting and ready for dancing!
Saturday September 14th 2019
Located at the heart of the general enclosure, the elegantly dressed Champions Quarter is the centre of all events that take place on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown, The Longines Prize for Elegance, Morning with Pat Smullen & Special Guests, Champions Lawn and Live music after racing all take place in the Champions Quarter which is accessible to all race goers.
ALL KIDS GO FREE!
There is lots going on during day 1 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend to entertain the whole family. Kids and Families will be catered for throughout the day in the family fun zone which features a petting farm, educational talks from front runner, a race horse simulator, face painters, Hercules the horse, hobby horse races , large outdoor games and much more! ALL KIDS GO FREE when accompanied by a parent or guardian. A family ticket admits two adults and any number of children aged 17 or younger.
The Beauty Lies in the Detail
The Longines Prize for elegance is our dedicated followers of fashion competition which offers the winner of both the Ladies and Gentlemen categories a beautiful Longines timepiece and also a luxury stay in the 5 star Merrion Hotel. Indulge your elegance to compliment this World class weekend and dress to impress our team of experienced fashion judges including Ingrid Hoey who has spent her life working in the fashion industry and brings the expert eye to the competition.
La Petite Provence
An elegantly decorated garden area within the Champions Quarter featuring the Champions stage and big screen showcasing all races and race day television. The Champions Lawn is the perfect comfortable location to enjoy all Irish Champions weekend has to offer, in close proximity to the Longines Prize for Elegance registration, Champions stage and Parade ring.
@Ruby_Walsh, Colm O’Rourke, John Mullane & Johnny Murtagh
This unique event will only take place at Leopardstown, head into the Champions Marquee at 1pm on Saturday September 14th to hear our expert panel's thoughts on the day of world class racing that will follow.
Boutique Sale of highly rated racehorses
Unique to Longines Irish Champions weekend this boutique thoroughbred horse sale offers racing enthusiasts a different aspect to the horseracing industry, an opportunity to see how racehorses are purchased via the auction market . Goffs are leading bloodstock auctioneers in Ireland and have brought their auction house to Leopardstown Racecourse. Offering a select number of horses in training to be purchased at the race day, some of them declared to run during the weekend, giving potential owners the opportunity to purchase a runner at this premier weekend of racing.
Party doesn't stop! @OfficialAslan will be playing after our live screening of the 6 nations rugby on Saturday 1st.… https://t.co/zjTwUZe6nO
Ticket Hotline: (01) 289 0500