2021 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.