2022 Irish Champion Stakes Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets
This Group One is one of the most prestigious in all of Irish Flat racing. Run over 1m 2f, some of the best horses in the world have won the Irish Champion Stakes, and claimed the highly-lucrative first prize.
A top-quality field will line up in this year's Irish Champion Stakes, and it's sure to make for compelling viewing.
Irish Champion Stakes Key Facts
|Date||Saturday, 10th September, 2022|
|Race Type||Set Weights|
|First Prize||€ 427,500|
2022 Irish Champion Stakes Odds
2022 Irish Champion Stakes Tips
2021 Irish Champion Stakes Result
|1st||St Mark's Basilica||5/6f|
Irish Champion Stakes Day Card
|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|
Irish Champion Stakes History
Ghaiyyath travelled to Leopardstown as the odds-on favourite in 2020, but it was Magical who prevailed once again, retaining her crown with another superb performance. Aidan O'Brien then celebrated his ninth win as St Mark's Basilica held off Tarnawa and Poetic Flare to win a thrilling renewal of the Irish Champion Stakes.
Irish Champion Stakes Winners
|2021||St Mark's Basilica|
|2014||The Grey Gatsby|
|2011||So You Think|
|2009||Sea The Stars|
Irish Champion Stakes FAQs
When is the Irish Champion Stakes?
The 2021 Irish Champion Stakes will be run at 4:10pm at Leopardstown on Saturday 11th September.
What is the Irish Champion Stakes?
The Irish Champion Stakes is a Group One race staged at Leopardstown in September. It's the feature race on day one of Irish Champions Weekend. The race is open to three-year-olds and above, and the trip is 1m 2f.
Who won the Irish Champion Stakes?
The 2020 Irish Champion Stakes was won by Magical, who edged out hot favourite Ghiayyath to retain her title.
Where can I watch the Irish Champion Stakes?
The 2021 Irish Champion Stakes will be shown live on Racing TV. If you want to watch the race via your mobile or tablet, then check out our Live Streaming page.