Irish Champion Stakes

  • Location: Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin, Ireland
  • Inaugural Race: 1976
  • Distance: 1 & 1/4ths of a mile (10 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds and up
  • 2018 Purse: €1,250,000
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, September 15th
Talismanic beats Highland Reel to win the 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf. Pic: Breeders' Cup Ltd.

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2018 Irish Champion Stakes Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWIN PLACE
4Roaring LionOisin MurphyJ H M Gosden£1.60£1.02
5Saxon WarriorR L MooreA P OʼBrien£1.70
2DeauvilleW M LordanA P OʼBrien
8AthenaJ A HeffernanA P OʼBrien
6Study Of ManS PasquierP Bary
RhododendronD OʼBrienA P OʼBrien
7Verbal DexterityK J ManningJ S Bolger

Exotic Payouts

  • Exacta (4-5) Paid: £2.80
  • Trifecta (4-5-2) Paid: £29.80

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The History of the Irish Champion Stakes

Established in 1976 as the Joe McGrath Memorial Stakes, the Irish Champion Stakes is run annually at the Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, Ireland. In 2009 the race was included into the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, with winners gaining an automatic bid to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.