When is the Irish Champion Stakes 2022? Leopardstown date, start time, runners and betting

Baaeed's out which is good news for the rest!

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

The Irish Champion Stakes will, sadly, not feature the world’s best horse but a classy crop of seven go to post in the €1,000,000 race at Leopardstown.

Baaeed has been ruled out of the 10 furlong contest with the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe or Champion Stakes at Ascot on the agenda for the final run of his career, but the likes of Mishriff and Vadeni could make it a battle of the generations to remember.


Aidan O’Brien is the leading trainer in the history of the Irish Champion Stakes and saddled last year’s winner St Mark’s Basilica. The Ballydoyle master pins his hopes of an 11th success on the impressive Luxembourg.

You’ll find everything you need to know about the Irish Champion Stakes 2022 including the date, start time, runners, and Paddy Power’s betting odds below.

Irish Champion Stakes 2022 date and start time

The Irish Champion Stakes 2022 is set to take place at Leopardstown on Saturday, September 10 at 3.45pm. St Mark’s Basilica landed last year’s thrilling renewal from Tarnawa and Poetic Flare before being retired to stud.

Irish Champion Stakes 2022 runners

There is a 6lb weight-for-age allowance for the three-year-olds while the fillies and mares are in receipt of 3lbs.

Alenquer (Tom Marquand)
Broome (Wayne Lordan)
Mishriff (Colin Keane)
Luxembourg (Ryan Moore)
Onesto (Stephane Pasquier)
Stone Age (Seamie Heffernan)
Vadeni (Christophe Soumillon)

Irish Champion Stakes 2022 betting

You can run the rule over Paddy Power’s latest odds for the Irish Champion Stakes 2022 on the Paddy Power website or via our snazzy widgets below.

French Derby winner Vadeni is the hot favourite and the Churchill colt has strong form over 10 furlongs after beating the likes of Mishriff and Native Trail to land the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July.

Mishriff took his winless run to five races after finding Baaeed too hot to handle in the Juddmonte International but was within a neck of Vadeni in the Coral-Eclipse despite dwelling at the start under former jockey David Egan.

Next in the betting is Luxembourg, who was successful on his first start over 1m2f when scoring in the Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes this month following a lengthy injury break that forced the 2000 Guineas third to miss the Epsom Derby.

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