• Day 1: Leopardstown

    Saturday 10th September 2022

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    Day 1

    Enjoy world-class horse racing on Day 1 of Longines Irish Champion’s Weekend at Leopardstown Racecourse with five Group Races including the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes and Leopardstown will host the Goff's Champions Sale on September 10th prior to racing. 

    As well as top class racing get ready for a fantastic line-up of live entertainment, great food, family fun and fashion at Leopardstown Racecourse. 

  • Day 1

    Racing at Leopardstown

    A prestigious eight-race card featuring five Group races.

    The Royal Bahrain 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 number of years, are the highlights on the opening afternoon at Leopardstown.

  • Ticket

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    General Admission

    Advance Tickets
    Adult Ticket: €35
    OAP/ Student Ticket: €25
    Weekend Ticket: €60

    Gate/ Walk Up Prices
    Adult: €40
    OAP/ Student: €25 

  • 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.

  • Live concert with LYRA

    Rising star LYRA has been announced as the headline act on Day 1 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown on September 10. LYRA will play on the Bulmers Stage immediately after racing.

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    Goffs Champions Sale

    The Goffs Champions Sale takes place on Day 1 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown Racecourse on Saturday 10th September. The boutique sale for horses in training will take place prior to racing.

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    Family Fun at Leopardstown

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend 10 & 11 September features fun for all the family. Join us for two days jam packed with family fun with face painters, magicians, a pet farm, arts, crafts & much more.

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  • Day 1

    Racing at Leopardstown

    A prestigious eight-race card featuring five Group races.

    The Royal Bahrain 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 number of years, are the highlights on the opening afternoon at Leopardstown.

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    The Royal Bahrain 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). St. Mark's Basilica, and Horse of The Year, held firm to narrowly take the win in 2021.  

     

  • 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. No Speak Alexander sprung a surprise in 2021 to win the race in dramatic fashion. 

  • Leopardstown Programme

    Saturday 10th September 2022

    Race Schedule - 10th September 2022

    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 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+

  • 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
    Young Designer Award

    Longines Irish Champions Weekend is synonymous with style and will see a weekend of high fashion kicking off at Leopardstown on Saturday, September 10 and The Curragh on Sunday, September 11.

    Furthermore, the Longines Irish Champions Weekend Young Designer Award will take place on Sunday where three finalists will be showcasing their designs and the overall winner will be announced, chosen by a judging panel and a Longines representative, so stay tuned for more updates.

     

  • Food and Beverage

    packages

  • 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.

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    The Champions Pavilion

    This is the premium hospitality offering for those who want to experience Longines Irish Champions Weekend in luxury. Catch every moment of every race in the upper level of the Leopardstown Pavilion. With floor to ceiling glass views and private viewing balcony overlooking the finish straight, the Pavilion Mezzanine is a superb location to enjoy one of the richest and most glamourous race meetings on the international racing calendar. Experience top class hospitality, in beautifully dressed surroundings and enjoy wonderful dishes from our inspired Taste the World menu offering which accommodates dining at a time and tempo to suit your day. 

  • The Champion Quarter - Food and Drink Package
    SOLD OUT - 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). The 1888 restaurant package is sold out, for enquires about reservations contact [email protected]

     

  • Champions Quarter Leopardstown 2022
    Champions Quarter Leopardstown

    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 the Young Designer Award, Champagne bar, The Winning Line, Tote betting facilities, LCD TVs, and live music after racing. Relax in this beautifully appointed area, complete with white picket fence, umbrellas, summer garden and non-reserved complimentary seating.

  • 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.

    BY SEA/AIR

    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. 

  • Leopardstown Racecourse
    Foxrock
    Co. Dublin

    TEL:
    +353 (0)1 289 0500
    EMAIL:
    [email protected]
    WEB:
    www.leopardstown.com
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