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Irish Champions Festival

14th - 15th September 2024

Book your Irish Champions Festival experience with the racing experts and save money by booking your accommodation, transfers & official tickets/hospitality all in one place!

Irish Champions Festival

Our Irish Champions Festival Experiences

Clayton Hotel Leopardstown 4*

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 Festival. It also has close by access to Dublin's tram system that allows guests to get into the city centre with ease and is on Air Coach route meaning getting from Dublin airport couldn't be easier.

What's included?

- Return airport coach transfers

- Two or more nights bed & breakfast accommodation

- Private tour of the Irish National Stud & Gardens

- Return racecourse transfers

- Weekend ticket to the Irish Champions Festival

from £379.00

Irish Champions Festival

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Irish Champions Festival

The Racedays

The Irish Champions Festival is two days of high quality flat racing with no less than six Group 1 races across the weekend! Saturday features the Irish Champion Stakes, whilst Sunday's feature race is the Irish St Leger.

Our overnight experiences include tickets to both days however tailored trips can created if you wish to just attend one of the racedays.

Irish Champions Festival

Irish Champion Stakes Day

Saturday 14th September 2024

Leopardstown Racecourse

The Curragh Racecourse

Irish St Leger Day

Sunday 15th September 2024

The Curragh

The Curragh Racecourse

Tickets & Enclosures

There are two main options for racegoers attending the Irish Champions Festival weekend, General Admission & Premium Level Seats.

Upgrading to the Premium Level on either day gives you a dedicated seat in the grandstand at Leopardstown or The Curragh that offers stunning views over the racecourse. It also gives you access to exclusive bars & lounges within the grandstand that guests with a General Admission ticket cannot access. 


You can choose to upgrade on one or both of the racedays, the choice is yours!


General Admission

Leopardstown Reserved Seats

Premium Level Seats

Irish Champions Festival

About the Irish Champions Festival

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

The 2024 event takes place over the weekend of the 14th & 15th of September across two racecourses.

On Saturday 14th September the Irish Champions Stakes Day is held at Leopardstown Racecourse and on Sunday 15th 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.

The Curragh Racecourse

Example Itinerary

Below is an example itinerary based on our two night experience based in Dublin. Trip extensions are available should you wish to extend your time in city or attend Laytown Races on the Monday.

Arrival Day

Day 1

- Upon arrival into Dublin Airport you'll have transfers to take you from the airport to your hotel

- The afternoon is the start of the Irish Champions Festival with day 1 and the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

- The hotel run a complimentary shuttle to/from the racecourse, or the walk is just a few minutes!

Irish Champions Festival

Laytown Races add-on

Make the most of your time in Dublin and attend three racedays, at three different racecourses, in three days!

Laytown Races take place on Monday 16th September, the day after the conclusion of the Irish Champions Festival 

Laytown is to the north of Dublin and our combined experience is based on staying in Dublin city centre on Monday evening. 


Our combined experience includes accommodation for three or more nights, with tickets & transfers to all three racedays!

Irish Champions Festival

What our customers say...


Great trip from start to finish well organised great hotel, facilities at the races were fantastic.
A big thank you to Dave and the rest of the team.
well done to all.

Airplane Above the Clouds

Flights to Dublin

If required, we can include flights to Dublin within your experience.

There are a huge number of flights between UK airports and Dublin each day meaning guests can travel at a time that best suit their travel plans.

Please note due to booking restrictions we are unable to offer flights with Ryanair, these must be booked direct. We can however ensure all airport transfers are booked to coincide with the flights you have booked.

Flight upgrades are available to Premium Economy, Business & First Class subject to being an option on the flight booked. 

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