Longines Irish Champions Weekend will be behind closed doors

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THE Longines Irish Champions Weekend has been confirmed that it will be taking place next month in September behind closed doors.

Irish Champions Weekend Committee Chairman Harry McCalmont predicts a wonderful weekend of horse racing at Leopardstown Racecourse and The Curragh


Scheduled to take place at Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin Ireland and at The Curragh Racecourse in neighbouring County Kildare, organisers were disappointed but have promised to provide horse racing fans with a memorable at-home experience.

The Irish Champions Weekend will take place at Leopardstown on Saturday, 12th September and The Curragh on Sunday, 13th September.

“We had dearly hoped that circumstances would allow us (to) have racegoers back on the racecourse for the Longines Irish Champions Weekend but that doesn’t look at all likely so it was best to make a call on it,” said Harry McCalmont, Chairman of the Irish Champions Weekend Committee. “It is a great pity but we still have a wonderful weekend of racing to look forward to. The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of all races for their loyalty, and we look forward with interest to see the array of horses that will line up at Leopardstown and The Curragh.”

This year’s Champions Weekend will feature the Irish Champion Stakes and the Coolmore America ‘Justifiy’ Matron Stakes at Leopardstown while at The Curragh, feature races include six Group 1 races, The Comer Group International Irish St Leger, the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes.

The Longines Irish Champions Weekend will take place in September at Leopardstown Racecourse and The Curragh


See all the updates for runners, riders and trainers as the information becomes available online at https://www.irishchampionsweekend.ie.

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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