Longines Irish Champions Weekend | Leopardstown Racecourse | Saturday 12th September 2020
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  • Enjoy world-class horse racing on Day 1 of Longines Irish Champion’s Weekend at Leopardstown Racecourse with five Group Races including the Irish Champion Stakes.

    Day 1 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend takes place on Saturday September 10th, 2022, at Leopardstown Racecourse, followed by Day 2 at The Curragh Racecourse on Sunday September 11th.

    Day 1 features an eight-race card made up of five Group Races and one Listed Race. The two Group One races on the card are the prestigious Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes and the Coolmore America “Justify” Matron Stakes which are consistently among the leading races in the world.

    There will be a host of entertainment on the day, including the Goffs Champions Sale in the parade ring before racing, Paddy Power's From the Horse Mouth previewing the day's racing, and live music throughout the day and after racing. 

    Live racing coverage of Irish Champions Weekend will be covered on RTE and Racing TV, times to be confirmed.

    Please make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for live coverage from the track on the day - you can find us @LeopardstownRC.

    Please note: There is limited availability for the 1888 Restaurant. Please contact [email protected] for enquiries.

    Ticket Prices

    • Adult General Admission €35
    • Child (12-17) €5
    • Child (U12) €FREE
    • OAP / Student €25
    • Premium Level Access €80
    • Champions Pavilion (Adult) €195
    • Champions Pavilion (Child) €92.50
    • Champions Bundle €50

    Race Schedule - 10th September 2022

    Gates Open - 10am | First Race - 1.30pm

    1.30pm The Ballylinch Stud EBF Ingabelle Stakes (Listed) of €100,000 2yo Fillies Only, c7f
    2.05pm The Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' Handicap of €150,000 Ext H’cap for 3yo+
    2.40pm The KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes (Group 2) Guaranteed value of €150,000 2yo only
    3.10pm The Paddy Power Stakes (Group 3) Guaranteed value of €100,000 3yo+
    3.45pm The Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) Guaranteed value of €1,000,000 3yo+
    4.20pm The Clipper Logistics Boomerang Stakes (Group 2) Guaranteed value of €200,000 3yo+
    4.55pm The Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matron Stakes(Group 1) Guaranteed value of €400,000 3yo+
     5.30pm The Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' Handicap of €150,000 Ext H’cap 3yo+

  • Racing at Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    Saturday September 10th 2022

    The feature race at Leopardstown on Day One of Longines Irish Champions Weekend is the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes which is currently the highest-rated turf race in the world. Witness the top thoroughbreds from around the world compete on an eight race card. including five Group races and two valuable Handicaps. It is a wonderful Irish sporting occasion not to be missed. For more information on all the race, click below.

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  • World Pool - Bet With The World

    The Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes Day at Leopardstown is one of 21 World Pool Events, which Irish and UK customers can take part in betting through The Tote, joining leading racing nations, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, and the US.

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  • Champions Bundle - €50

    Superb value wrapped up in one package. The Champions Bundle is designed to include everything at your fingertips for a great day out at the races and includes admission to racing, a €12.50 food voucher, €5 Tote betting voucher, a race card and live concert after racing.

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  • Champions Pavilion Hospitality - €195

    The Champions Pavilion is perfect for those who want to experience Longines Irish Champions Weekend in luxury, offering premium hospitality and fantastic views of the racecourse. Tickets are priced at €195 and includes Admission Tickets to the exclusive Champions Pavilion, a Reserved Table For The Day, Banqueting Buffet Style Dining, Race Programme, Resident Tipster, a Private Viewing Balcony and MORE.

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  • Champions Picnic for Two - €49

    Enjoy Longines irish Champions Weekend with a delicious gourmet Champions Picnic with a sumptuous selection of savoury and sweet snacks and treats to be enjoyed by 2 people.

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  • Entertainment at Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    Get ready for a fantastic line-up of live entertainment at Leopardstown. There will be a host of live music throughout the day to satisfy all tastes, followed by an after racing performance from rising star LYRA and a DJ until close!

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  • Fashion at Longines Irish Champions Weekend

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend is synonymous with style and will see a weekend of high fashion kicking off at Leopardstown Racecourse.

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  • Family Fun

    Family tickets are now available for Longines Irish Champions Weekend, which promises to be a weekend of jam packed entertainment for the little ones too. A dedicated family fun area will feature Festina Lente Shetland Ponies, a Petting Zoo, Face painters, bouncy castles, indoor soft play area, outdoor playground and HRI Juniors educational activities.

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