Famous Horse Races

Irish Champion Stakes

The Leopardstown Racecourse
A Brief History Of Irish Champion Stakes
The Irish Champion Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race for three-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres) at Leopardstown Racecourse on the second Saturday in September - the same day as the English St Leger.

The race was first run in 1984 as the Phoenix Champion Stakes at Phoenix Park Racecourse in Dublin. It moved to nearby Leopardstown and was re-named the Irish Champion Stakes in 1991 following the closure of its original venue.
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Winner

Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas
Oratorio
Azamour
High Chaparral
Grandera
Fantastic Light
Giant's Causeway
Daylami
Swain
Pilsudski
Timarida
Pentire
Cezanne
Muhtarram
Dr Devious
Suave Dancer
Elmaamul
Carroll House
Indian Skimmer
Triptych
Park Express
Commanche Run
Sadler's Wells
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Jockey

Kieren Fallon
Kieren Fallon
Kieren Fallon
Michael Kinane
Michael Kinane
Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori
Michael Kinane
Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori
Michael Kinane
Johnny Murtagh
Michael Hills
Michael Kinane
Willie Carson
John Reid
Cash Asmussen
Willie Carson
Michael Kinane
Michael Roberts
Tony Cruz
John Reid
Lester Piggott
Pat Eddery
Trainer

Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien
John Oxx
Aidan O'Brien
Saeed bin Suroor
Saeed bin Suroor
Aidan O'Brien
Saeed bin Suroor
Saeed bin Suroor
Michael Stoute
John Oxx
Geoff Wragg
Michael Stoute
John Gosden
Peter Chapple-Hyam
John Hammond
Dick Hern
Michael Jarvis
Henry Cecil
Patrick Biancone
Jim Bolger
Luca Cumani
Vincent O'Brien
Owner

Sue Magnier
Sue Magnier
Sue Magnier
HH Aga Khan IV
Michael Tabor
Godolphin Stables
Godolphin Stables
Sue Magnier
Godolphin Stables
Godolphin Stables
Lord Weinstock
HH Aga Khan IV
Mollers Racing
Godolphin Stables
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Sidney H Craig
Henri Chalhoub
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Antonio Balzarini
Sheikh Mohammed
Alan Clore
Paddy Burns
Ivan Allan
Robert Sangster
Time

2:02.27
2:02.9
2:03.9
2:01.9
2:03.3
2:04.7
2:01.8
2:03.1
2:08.4
2:10.2
2:04.7
2:06.2
2:04.4
2:07.9
2:06.1
2:10.0
2:06.8
2:02.9
2:04.0
2:06.5