Opening Day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend Attracts Stellar Cast


Harzand, Minding, Almanzor, Found, Highland Reel, New Bay, Success Days and The Grey Gatsby among the line-up for QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday Qemah and Persuasive headed strong Overseas Challenge for Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes

Monday, April 11, 2016
Harzand

We couldn't be happier. The QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes is certainly one of the races of the year and the line-up is quite unbelievable. With Minding taking on the colts for the first time, including a dual Derby winner in Harzand and a French Derby winner in Almanzor, it is a dream come true to have them racing at Leopardstown on the opening day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend. I'm delighted to see Qemah and Persuasive coming for the Group 1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes. Again that is a fascinating contest. We can't wait for Saturday.

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