Irish Champions Weekend

10 - 11 September 2022


Longines Irish Champions Weekend is undoubtedly the shining triumph of Irish flat racing, combining sporting and social enjoyment like no other.

The 2022 event takes place over the weekend of the 10th & 11th of September across two racecourses.

On Saturday 10th September the Irish Champions Stakes Day is held at Leopardstown Racecourse and on Sunday 11th September the Comer Group International Irish St Leger Day is held at the Curragh.

Offering some of the best racing in the world, elegant fashion, off track entertainment and gourmet food & beverages, this unique atmosphere is electric and unforgettable, certainly a bucket list worthy event.

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Saturday 10th September 2022

Ticket & Hotel Packages

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Clayton Hotel Experience

Sat 10 Sep 2022 - Mon 12 Sep 2022

  • Weekend Admission
  • Clayton Hotel Leopardstown

    Accommodation on Saturday and Sunday nights with weekend tickets to the Irish Champions Weekend

  • Also includes:
    - Return flights to Dublin
    - Airport transfers
    - Racecourse transfers to The Curragh on Sunday

    Hotel located less than a mile from Leopardstown Racecourse

per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information

The Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown is a modern hotel located less than 1 mile from Leopardstown Racecourse making it the ideal location for your stay during the Irish Champions Weekend. This experience incorporates flights, airport transfers, two nights accommodation, racecourse transfers to the Curragh on Sunday and tickets to both days racing.

Experience Includes

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Return airport coach transfers
  • Two nights accommodation at the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return racecourse transfers on Sunday
  • Weekend Ticket to the Irish Champions Weekend

Ticket upgrades

This experience is inclusive of an Weekend General Enclosure Ticket but upgrades will be available in due course to Premium Level.

General Enclosure
General Enclosure tickets give access to the entire racecourse enclosure including the lower level of the Grandstand.
included as standard

Premium Level Access
To be confirmed
Supplement TBC

Hotel information

The Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown is a modern hotel located less than 1 mile from Leopardstown Racecourse making it the ideal location for your stay during the Irish Champions Weekend.

Superior rooms are designed to maximise your comfort. Room facilities include a 42” flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, and a Clayton signature bed. Guests can avail of complimentary use of our 24-hour dry gym. Room service is also available 24-hours with a range of delicious options.

The hotel has its own Brasserie Restaurant and Bookmakers Bar, which has an excellent local reputation. Its bright, open lounge has a south-facing sun deck overlooking the mountains.

Single Occupancy
If travelling alone this experience is available based on sole occupancy for: £489.00 per person

Triple Occupancy
If you are travelling with an odd number, the hotel has a limited number of family rooms that can accommodate 3 adults. The price is identical to the price for two sharing a room.

Optional upgrades

Extend your Stay
Additional nights can be added to your stay from:
Twin/Double/Triple Occupancy: £80.00 per person
Single Occupancy: £150.00 per person

Room Upgrades
Upgrade your bedroom to one of the following categories:
Executive Room: £20.00 per person per night
Junior Suite: £30.00 per person per night

Airport Transfer
Upgrade your airport transfers from coach transfers to a private car from £35 per person per journey

Flight information

This experience is designed based on flights to Dublin first thing on Saturday morning, arriving in time to travel to the hotel before heading to Leopardstown.

Flights within the experience are inclusive of cabin baggage only. Additional hold luggage can be added for a supplement.

Please note, flights from some airports may incur a supplement.

Airport transfers

This experience is inclusive of return Aircoach transfers from Dublin Airport to the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown. The coach picks up from directly outside the airport terminal and drops off outside the hotel. The journey time is approximately 60 minutes.

Racecourse transfers

This experience is inclusive of return transfers from the hotel to The Curragh Racecourse on Sunday. Timings for these will be confirmed closer to the date of travel. No transfers are included on Saturday as the hotel is located less than 1 mile from Leopardstown Racecourse.

Payment information

All Irish Champions Weekend experiences can be booked with just a £50 per person deposit. A further £50 per person is then due 2 months after the date of booking with the final balance is due by the end of June 2022.

You can make regular payments towards your balance at any stage but we request that the final balance is received by the 30th June 2022.

Payment Schedule
Upon Booking: £50 per person deposit
2 Months after date of booking: £50 per person
30th June 2022: Final balance

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Sunday 11th September 2022


Where to be for the best views

General Enclosure

General Enclosure tickets give access to the entire racecourse enclosure including the lower level of the Grandstand. We have special Student, OAP and Online ticket prices available for each race day. Children under 18 years of age are admitted free of charge on all race days, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Premium Level Access

Located on the third floor of the grandstand, top level seats offer a reserved stadium seat for the day, access to the Top Level of the Grandstand and the Circle Lounge area on the 3rd floor.

Dress Codes

What to wear

From Couture to comfort, Leopardstown Racecourse embraces the diverse style desires of their patrons.Glamour appears at Leopardstown as regularly as the horses, with stylish racegoers dressing to impress each race day. Leopardstown celebrates this by hosting numerous ladies days and style awards, offering opportunities for the most fashionable individuals to display their style in the spotlight.You will also see plenty of horse racing fans in practical, smart-casual clothing. While there is no strict dress code at Leopardstown Racecourse, smart-casual attire is recommended.

Travel Information

How to find us


Public Transport

Leopardstown is ideally located on the outskirts of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, and therefore benefits from ample public transport options.


The LUAS offers a regular service from St. Stephen’s Green to Sandyford that takes about 20 minutes. The racecourse is only a short walk from the Sandyford station and Leopardstown also provide a complimentary shuttle bus service on race days. The bus service runs 30 minutes prior to gate opening times until 30 minutes after the bars on site close. This service runs from car park A on the Leopardstown Road.


There is a limited complimentary shuttle bus operating from Blackrock DART station to Leopardstown on selected race days. Priority will be given to patrons who have purchased a Race and Rail ticket on although if there is room – the bus will accommodate your group. Please check our website in advance of travel for operating dates and times. Leopardstown Racecourse will be operating a complimentary return shuttle bus for this facility also.


Dublin Airport is about an hour's drive from Leopardstown racetrack. Aircoach operates a regular bus service between Dublin Airport and Burton Hall Road which is adjacent to the entrance to Leopardstown racecourse. There are also regular bus services into the city centre from the Airport.

By Car

Leopardstown is very accessible by car, easily accessed from the M50 motorway and offers complimentary car parking.
From the M50: take exit 15 and cross the flyover, following the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse. From Dublin city centre: Take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the southeast, past Stillorgan. Turn right at traffic lights onto Leopardstown Road R113 signposted Leopardstown. Continue straight and Leopardstown's entrance is on the left just before the traffic lights in front of the roundabout.


Leopardstown boasts ample car parking and car park transport, all of which are complimentary. There are two entrances for cars to Leopardstown Racecourse on racedays.

The first entrance is off Leopardstown Road, near the junction linking Leopardstown Park Hospital, Leopardstown Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate and Brewery Road. The second entrance is off the M50 at junction 15 (Carrickmines). Shuttle buses transport patrons to and from the car parks free of charge for the entirety of the race day until the official close of the racecourse grounds.