Action packed Irish Champions Weekend on the cards as limited online ticket sales open

ADMISSION tickets for the Longines Irish Champions Weekend have gone on sale today, 6 September, and with limited availability online purchases of €25 per person to include up to four people are not expected to be around for long.

The opening day at Leopardstown Racecourse Dublin Ireland this Saturday 11 September will feature an eight-race card including the prestigious Irish Champion Stakes and Coolmore America ‘Justify’ Matron Stakes featuring the highest mares and fillies race for the past three years. Cazoo Oaks winner Snowfall at Epsom and stable companion Joan of Arc following her success in the Prix do Diane Longines at Chantilly will be among the entries of eight that also includes the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Empress Josephine. Order tickets online for up to four people at

“It’s great to see the continued depth of quality of interest in this very prestigious of races rightly generating a lot of UK interest together with a French raider from Pascal Bary’s yard,” said Leopardstown CEO Tim Husbands. “No doubt they will present a significant challenge to the Irish string of stables who have themselves put forward some high performing horses, so it should prove a very exciting race.”

Book tickets online for the first day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown Racecourse Dublin Ireland

Four Group 1 races are on the eight-race card at The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare Ireland for the second day of the Irish Champions Weekend (12 September), including the season’s final classic, Comer Group International Irish St Leger. The Moyglare Stud Stakes, the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes and the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes, and tickets are on sale online at

The Curragh Racecourse’s Racing and Sponsorship Manager Evan Arkwright explained: “We are delighted to see such quality amongst the entries with these three Group 1 races at The Curragh featuring some of the very best horses and winners of many great races in Ireland, the UK, France and America. This will ensure we continue to attract a significant global audience and further enhance Longines Irish Champions Weekend as the pinnacle of the Irish Flat racing season.”

The Longines Irish Champions Weekend wraps up at The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare Ireland and limited tickets have gone on sale online

Reduced capacity measures are in place with only a limited number of tickets to be sold. The first race is at 2pm each day for Longines Irish Champions Weekend.


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Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’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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