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Sunday September 10th

Longines Irish Champions WeekendAdmission from only €20

Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Longines Irish Champions Weekend is the highlight of the close season Irish racing and social calendar. 2 fabulous days of racing start with Leopardstown on Saturday 9th September with one of the richest and most prestigious days racing featuring the Irish Champion Stakes. Sunday 10th September is one of the major highlights of the year as the Curragh hosts day 2 of this very prestigious weekend of top class racing featuring the Comer Group International Irish St Leger, Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Moyglare Jewels Blandford Stakes and Derrinstown Stud Flying Five, together with the Tattersalls Super Auction Sales Stakes and two Premier EBF Handicaps. The first of our 8 races starts at 2pm. Other attractions include the Longines Prize of Elegance in association with Kildare Village and David Marshall Hair Salon and a variety of great music and food.

Excellent Hospitality packages are available in our Champagne Bar and Marquee Restaurant, enjoy a delicious 4 Course Lunch with a reserved table for the whole day from only €189pp including admission. Our admission prices start from only €12. Why not enjoy our Thoroughbred Trail starting at 9.30 at the Curragh for a behind the scenes look at the racing industry. View the options below and buy securely online for what promises to be a fabulous day to remember.

Admission Ticket options

Buying E-Tickets online is the fastest way to book your place at one of our exciting race-meetings. Once you have purchased you will receive an email with the required number of e-tickets attached. Please print these and bring them with you to gain entry on the day. All ticket types are also available on the day from our Ticket Shop subject to availability.

Hospitality Package Options

All Hospitality packages are priced per person. Champagne Bar Hospitality is in the O'Briens Wines Champagne Bar located opposite the paddock and includes Racecourse Admission a Reception, 4 Course Lunch & Afternoon Tea, Reserved table for the day and a race card for each guest.

Legends Restaurant Hospitality packages are located in our new state of the art Marquee near the parade ring and includes Racecourse Admission a Reception, 4 Course Lunch & Afternoon Tea, Reserved table for the day and a race card for each guest.

Longines Irish Champions weekend

Curragh Thoroughbred Trail

A unique behind the scenes look at what it takes to buy, own, breed, look after and train a racehorse

Curragh Thoroughbred Trail 2017

To make this weekend one to remember, join the Curragh Thoroughbred Trail on the Curragh plains before racing on Sunday 10th September. The area is steeped in racing history and this is an excellent opportunity to have a unique visit behind the scenes at many of the leading training yards, equine facilities and stud farms on the Curragh.
Registration opens at 8.30am at the racecourse where complimentary light refreshments will be served. All trials will depart from the racecourse at 9.30am sharp and you can view and book the trail of your choice, with or without admission tickets included, securely below.

Thoroughbred Trails

All trails depart from The Curragh at 09.30am sharp with varied return times
  • TRAIL 1 - D K Weld + Alan Fleming
  • TRAIL 2 - Michael O’Callaghan + Dick Brabazon + RACE/Farrier School
  • TRAIL 3 - Adrian Keatley + Ken Condon + Robbie McNamara
  • TRAIL 4 - Kildangan Stud + Michael Halford
  • TRAIL 5 - Johnny Murtagh + Darren Bunyan + Angelsey Lodge Equine Hospital
  • TRAIL 6 - Willie McCreery + John Feane + Brendan Duke
  • TRAIL 7 - Michael Halford + Kildangan Stud
  • TRAIL 8 - John Feane + Eddie Harty + Tracy Collins
  • TRAIL 9 - John Oxx + Irish National Stud + Sycamore Lodge Equine Hospital
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