Longines Irish Champion Weekend is the unmissable event of the year and takes place at Leopardstown on Saturday 15th and at the Curragh on Sunday 16th September 2018. The Weekend will be action packed with the focus on showcasing Ireland as a world centre of excellence for horse racing and breeding.
8.30-9.30 TB Trail Registration
9.15 Registration closes
9.30 to 12/12.30 Curragh Thoroughbred Trails
11.30 Gates open to public
1 – 1.30 Paddy Power Winning Line – a panel of experts including Paddy Power, Pat Brennan of The Tote and Joey Cullen of Goffs join Thom Malone to give their thoughts on what horses to watch
1.30-1.40 Longines Prize of Elegance preview with our panel of judges
2 (1st race) EBF Bold Lad Premier Handicap 6f
2.35 (2nd race) Moyglare “Jewels” Blandford Stakes (Group 2)
3.10 (3rd race) Derrinstown Stud Flying Five (Group 2)
3.45 (4th race) Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) (Army fanfare at presentation)
Army personnel with Irish and Swiss flags
3.55 Longines Prize of Elegance for the Most Stylish Lady and Man Announced
4.20 (5th race) Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes (Group 1) (Army fanfare at presentation)
4.35 Jockeys to parade ring accompanied by children associated with the Childhood Cancer Foundation
4.55 (6th race) Comer Group International Irish St Leger (Group 1) (Army fanfare at presentation)
5.30 (7th race) Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes
6.05 (8th race) EBF Northfields Premier Handicap 12f
Great value packages available – Call us 045-441205 for more information and to reserve your place.
To make the weekend extra special, why not join the Thoroughbred Trail on the Curragh plains before racing. The area is steeped in racing history and this is an exclusive opportunity see behind the scenes at many of the leading training yards, equine facilities and stud farms on the Curragh.
Longines Prize for Elegance
Phase 2 of Longines Prize of Elegance carries over to the Curragh with amazing prizes on offer for the most elegant lady and gent.
Press Accreditation must be applied for in advance.