Well, well, well, if it isn’t one of the biggest dates on the sporting calendar. The Irish Champions Weekend promises to be a bumper couple of days of racing with 10 Group contests.
We’re talking about the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the crème de la crème of the Flat world descending on Leopardstown and the Curragh.
Leopardstown plays host to the opening day of the meeting on Saturday September 11, with the Irish Champion Stakes at 14:45 being the standout race. The Group 1 contest over 1m 2f was rated as the second-best race in the world last year. St Mark’s Basilica, Tarnawa and Poetic Flare are all expected to feature in what should be a blockbuster renewal.
It’s a short hop over to the Curragh on Sunday September 12 for the second day, and the track’s eight-race card boasts four Group 1 races including the final Irish Classic of the season, the Irish St Leger.
If you can’t make it to either of the courses then you’re in luck as we’ll be live streaming all 16 renewals on paddypower.com/horse-racing.
Below you’ll find details of all the races, start times and Paddy Power’s latest antepost odds for the Irish Champions Weekend.
Irish Champions Weekend Races at Leopardstown
12:40: Ballylinch Stud Irish European Breeders Fund Ingabelle Stakes (Listed)
13:10: KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes (Golden Fleece) (Group 2)
13:40: Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matron Stakes (Group 1)
14:10: Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile (Solonaway) (Group 2)
14:45: Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1)
15:15: Paddy Power Stakes (Group 3)
15:45: Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund ‘Pentigo’ (Premier Handicap)
16:20: Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund ‘Sovereign Path’ (Premier Handicap)
Irish Champions Weekend Races at the Curragh
13:45: Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund ‘Bold Lad’ Sprint (Premier Handicap)
14:20: Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (Group 1)
14:50: Moyglare “Jewels” Blandford Stakes (Group 2)
15:25: Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1)
16:00: Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes (Group 1)
16:35: Comer Group International Irish St Leger (Group 1)
17:10: Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes
17:45: Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund ‘Northfields’ (Premier Handicap)
Irish Champions Weekend Antepost Odds
Paddy’s racing traders have priced up the feature races on both days of the Irish Champions Weekend and will have markets for all 16 renewals after final declarations.
The remainder of Paddy Power’s antepost betting market for the Irish Champion Stakes is priced from 16/1 to 150/1.
The remainder of Paddy Power’s antepost betting market for the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes is priced from 12/1 to 100/1.
*Odds quoted on the widget are Future Racing/Antepost prices which means that if your selection does not run in the race for whatever reason, you will lose your stake under traditional antepost rules
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