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When is Irish Champions Weekend 2022?

  • We bring you the dates and vital information about 2022 Irish Champions Weekend
  • This popular meeting will begin on Saturday 10th September in 2022
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Freetips staff 13 Sep 2021
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When is Irish Champions Weekend 2022?


Irish Champions Weekend 2022 starts on Saturday 10th September, and ends on Sunday 11th September in 2022.

What is Irish Champions Weekend?


Irish Champions Weekend is one of the biggest meetings held during Ireland's flat racing season. Over the two days, six Group One prizes will be handed out, as well as numerous other lucrative prizes.

Where is Irish Champions Weekend held?


The first day of Irish Champions Weekend takes place at Leopardstown races. The second and final day of Irish Champions Weekend is run at Ireland's oldest racecourse, the Curragh.

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Day one's card is headlined by the Matron Stakes and the Irish Champions Stakes. Four Group Ones then take place on the Sunday at the Curragh, including the Flying Five Stakes, the National Stakes and the Irish St Leger.

Which horses will run at Irish Champions Weekend 2022?


St Mark's Basilica won the Irish Champion Stakes in 2021, beating Tarnawa and Poetic Flare, and all three could return to the meeting next year. Sonnyboyliston triumphed in the Irish St Leger, and he could face off against Baron Samedi, Search For A Song and High Definition in 2022.

Irish Champions Weekend Live Streaming 


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  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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Irish Champions Weekend 2022 Schedule


Irish Champions Weekend Day One


The card on day one at Leopardstown opens with a bang, as the finest fillies and mares in Ireland do-battle in the Matron Stakes. Next up is the Champions Juvenile Stakes, a Group Two which often produces a contender for the following year's 2000 Guineas.

Many of Ireland's best horses will clash over ten furlongs in the Irish Champions Stakes. Several classy horses will lock horns in the Group Two Boomerang Stakes, before we move into the grueling, 13-furlong Petingo Handicap. Day one then closes with the Sovereign Path Premier Handicap. 

Irish Champions Weekend Day Two


Sunday's action at the Curragh begins with the Bold Lad Handicap Sprint. The Group Two Blandford Stakes is up next, before many of the fastest horses in the sport fight it out in the Flying Five Stakes.

Two-year-olds will then get the chance to thrust themselves into the picture for next year's Classics. First up is the Moyglare Stud Stakes for fillies, before we move into the Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

The Irish St Leger then brings the curtain down on 2021 Irish Champions Weekend in spectacular fashion.

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