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2023 Irish Champions Weekend Tips, Odds and News

Irish Champions Weekend has been a massively popular addition to the Irish flat racing schedule, ever since it's creation in 2014.

That year, Leopardstown's Irish Champion Stakes card was moved to the same weekend as Irish St Leger day at the Curragh. Irish racing fans now enjoy a feast of action during this spectacular two-day meeting, which also includes other prestigious races like the Moyglare Stud Stakes and the Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

Irish Champions Weekend Day One

1:55pm Leopardstown Ingabelle Stakes (Listed) 7f
2:30pm Leopardstown Petingo Handicap (Premier Handicap) 1m5f
3:05pm Leopardstown Champions Juvenile Stakes (Group 2) 1m
3:40pm Leopardstown Paddy Power Stakes (Group 3) 1m4f
4:15pm Leopardstown QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Group 1) 1m2f
4:50pm Leopardstown Boomerang Stakes (Group 2) 1m
5:25pm Leopardstown Matron Stakes (Group 1) 1m
6:00pm Leopardstown Sovereign Path Handicap (Premier Handicap) 7f
Day one of Irish Champions Day at Leopardstown is headlined by the Irish Champion Stakes. Another Group One features later on the card, the Matron Stakes, and there are four further pattern races and a couple of big handicaps for punters to sink their teeth into.

Irish Champions Weekend Day Two

1:20pm Curragh Bold Lad Handicap (Premier Handicap) 6f
1:55pm Curragh Blandford Stakes (Group 2) 1m2f
2:25pm Curragh Flying Five Stakes (Group 1) 5f
3:00pm Curragh Moyglare Stud Stakes (Group 1) 7f
3:35pm Curragh Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Group 1) 7f
4:10pm Curragh Irish St Leger (Group 1) 1m6f
5:25pm Curragh Super Auction Sale Stakes 6½f
6:00pm Curragh Northfields Handicap (Premier Handicap) 1m2f
Attentions turn to the Curragh on the second day of Irish Champions Weekend, where the Irish version of the St Leger headline proceedings. Viewers will also be treated to two important Group Ones for juveniles, as well as the thrilling Flying Five Stakes.