• Day 1: Leopardstown

    Saturday 11th September 2021

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    Day 1

    The Irish Champion Stakes, the second-best race in the Longines World Thoroughbred Rankings in 2020, and the Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matron Stakes, ranked as the world’s best fillies and mares’ race for the past few years, are the highlights on the opening afternoon at Leopardstown.

  • Day 1

    Racing at Leopardstown

    A prestigious eight-race card features five Group races. Day one at Leopardstown features some of the best flat racing in the world and is a wonderful Irish sporting occasion not to be missed.

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    Due to the current government guidelines in relation to Covid-19 tickets for Longines Irish Champions Weekend 2021 are currently off sale.

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  • Day 1

    Racing at Leopardstown

    A prestigious eight-race card features five Group races. Day one at Leopardstown features some of the best flat racing in the world and is a wonderful Irish sporting occasion not to be missed.

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    The Irish Champion Stakes

    This race has become a leading contest in world horse racing; ranked the second-best race in the Longines World Thoroughbred Rankings in 2020. Previous winners include Sadler’s Wells, Dylan Thomas, Sea The Stars, Fantastic Light, So You think, The Fugue, Snow Fairy, Golden Horn, Almanzor, Roaring Lion and Magical (2019, 2020). 


  • The Coolmore Fastnet Matron Stakes
    The Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron Stakes

    Undoubtedly one of the best races of the season and the first of six Group 1 races on Longines Irish Champions Weekend, the Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron Stakes was won in great style by Legatissimo in 2015, her third top-level success of that season. Alice Springs was even more impressive when winning the following year and for good measure she went on to take the Group 1 Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket next time out. Other notable recent winners include the likes of Soviet Song, Lush Lashes and Lillie Langtry. The 2017 renewal was particularly strong with Hydrangea and Winter, both trained by Aidan O'Brien, fighting out a thrilling race which was to be ranked as the world’s best fillies and mares’ race of the year. In 2018, the Karl Burke-trained Laurens just got the better of big local hope Alpha Centauri. 

  • Leopardstown Programme

    Saturday 11th September 2021 (approx times)

    2.00pm                         1st Race:         The Ballylinch Stud EBF Ingabelle Stakes (Listed) 

    2.35pm                         2nd Race:         The Irish Stallions Farms EBF ‘Petingo’ Premier Handicap  

    3.10pm                         3rd Race:          The Coolmore America 'Justify’ Matron Stakes (Group 1) 

    3.40pm                         4th Race:          The KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes (Group 2)                                 

    4.10pm                         5th Race:          The Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)      

    4.45pm                         6th Race:          The Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile (Group 2)    

    5.15pm                         7th Race:          The Paddy Power ‘Is It 2021 Yet? Stakes (Group 3)   

    5.50pm                         8th Race:          The Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Sovereign Path’ Premier Handicap   


  • Fashion

    At The Races

  • Style and Fashion is at the heart of Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

    The weekend welcomes racing fashions from both ladies and gents that add theatre and colour to one of the social occasions of the year. But equally the weekend encourages the comfort of chic casual or pared-down elegance, so you can relax and enjoy this important sports weekend.  In the words of Longines - elegance is an attitude.

  • Longines Prize for Elegance Leopardstown

    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 weekend of fashion continues to grow in prestige and stature, attracting media attention and style ambassadors from around the world

    More details on Longines Prize for Elegance 2021 will be available soon! 


  • Food and Beverage


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    The Champions Quarter

    Accessible to all patrons with a general admission ticket. Located beside the parade ring, the Champions Quarter delivers effortless sophistication and has become the social hub at Leopardstown. Enjoy food and refreshments and complimentary entertainment including Longines Prize for Elegance, Champagne bar, The Winning Line, Tote betting facilities, LCD TV's and live music after racing. Relax in this beautifully appointed area, complete with white picket fence, umbrellas, summer garden and non-reserved complimentary seating.

    Packages for 2021 will be available soon. 

  • Champions Bundle - Food and Drink Package
    Champions Bundle

    If you are looking for the best value option to start your day at Leopardstown, the Champions Bundle is the perfect choice for you. This fantastic value bundle includes admission to racing, a €10 food voucher a €5 Tote voucher and a race card. Please note the Champions Bundle must be purchased in advance and it cannot be purchased on the day.

    Packages for 2021 will be available soon. 

  • The Champion Quarter - Food and Drink Package
    The 1888 Restaurant Package

    The 1888 Restaurant is located in the heart of the action on the second level of the Grandstand. Overlooking the parade ring on one side and has access to grandstand viewing which ensures you don't miss any of the action. Savour racing in this prime location with à la carte style Dining. This package includes admission tickets, complimentary programmes, Tote betting facilities and TV'S. Should you wish to view racing from a reserved seat in the Grandstand, you can purchase a Premium Level seat upgrade for €20 (subject to availability). To guarantee reservations you must pre-book.

    Packages for 2021 will be available soon. 


  • Getting to

    Leopardstown Racecourse

  • How to get there - Leopardstown

    Leopardstown is conveniently located in South County Dublin and is easily accessible with excellent transport links from Dublin city centre.


    Ireland has five main ferry ports – Belfast, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Larne and Rosslare, and seven main airports - Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon and Waterford. If travelling from Great Britain to Ireland by ferry, you can bring your car or go as a foot passenger.

    Visit Ireland.com for more information. 

    BY CAR 

    Via the M50 - Southbound: Located just six miles south of Dublin City Centre, Leopardstown is very accessible by car, easily accessed from the M50 - exit 15.

    From City Centre: Take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the Southeast, past Stillorgan (right). At traffic lights turn right onto Leopardstown Road R113 signposted Leopardstown. 

    BY RAIL 

    LUAS from City Centre: The LUAS offers a regular service from St. Stephen's Green to Sandyford that takes about 20 minutes. The racecourse is only a short walk from the Sandyford station which offers a complimentary shuttle bus service on the day. 

    Dart: There is a limited complimentary shuttle bus operating from Blackrock DART station to Leopardstown. 

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