IRISH CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

September 9th & 10th 2023

Leopardstown & The Curragh

BOOK WITH THE IRISH

CHAMPIONS WEEKEND
EXPERTS

THE FESTIVAL

The 2023 Irish Champions Weekend will be a fabulous event with world class equine entries and large crowds expected. Held on Saturday 9th at Leopardstown and Sunday 10th September at The Curragh this is your chance to witness some top class contests over two fabulous days on two of Ireland's premier racecourses.

RACE AND STAY

Race and Stay are the Largest and the Premier Horse Racing Tour Specialists in Ireland. Over 36,000 happy guests have booked with us and we are the only Official Guest Partner for Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

BOOK NOW

If you have never been to the Irish Champions Weekend before our expert staff can help. Just call us on +353 45 522795 or email us tell us exactly what you want and we will build your perfect Irish Champions Weekend package for you. From the Hotel options below you can book online, over the phone or by email with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.

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Please select a Hotel from the list below and you can view all of the ready made packages we have.

ENJOY THE IRISH

CHAMPIONS WEEKEND
WITH RACE AND STAY

THE RACES

LEOPARDSTOWN
Saturday 9th September
Features an eight race card made up of five Group Races and one listed race. The two Group One races on the card are the prestigious Irish Champion Stakes an the Coolmore America “Justify” Matron Stakes which has been rated the highest mares and fillies race for the past three years. The programme is further enhanced with the Group 2 Clipper Logistics Boomerang Mile and The KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes, all of which are Breeders Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races.

THE CURRAGH
Sunday 10th September
The Curragh Racecourse is home to all five Irish Classic races and is the historic venue for the second day of Longines Irish Champions Weekend. The four Group 1 races on the eight-race card are the Comer Group International Irish St Leger, the final Irish Classic of the season, the Moyglare Stud Stakes, the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes and the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes.

THE ATMOSPHERE

Regarded as one of Ireland's best flat race weekends The Irish Champions Weekend never fails to deliver a great race fan experience. With The premier Irish flat race The Irish Champion Stakes race on Saturday and the final classic, The Irish St Ledger on Sunday, you'll enjoy thrilling racing and the atmosphere.

WESTGROVE HOTEL

40 mins from Leopardstown

20 mins from The Curragh

From Only €149 pp

The 4* Westgrove Hotel is ideally located in the Village of Clane, close to Naas Town. Only 35 minutes from Dublin Airport and City Centre.

One of our most popular Hotels for the festival weekend and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a great value experience for The Irish Champions Weekend. The Westgrove Hotel & Spa has 140 spacious bedrooms, and some apartments, all with luxury decor and every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The Leisure club and Spa are excellent and a wide range of special events and dining options make The Westgrove a fun place to stay during the weekend.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

KEADEEN HOTEL

40 mins from Leopardstown

5 mins from The Curragh

From Only €159 pp

The 4* Keadeen Hotel is ideally located on the edge of the Curragh Plains. Only 45 minutes from Dublin Airport and City Centre.

One of our most popular Hotels for the festival weekend and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a day or more at the races at one of County Kildare's best known racing Hotels. The Keadeen Hotel has spacious bedrooms with every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The guest rooms are very nice with comfortable beds and pillows. Well known locally for food quality and guest service this is an excellent place to stay during Irish Champions Weekend.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE CLAYTON HOTEL

5 mins from Leopardstown

40 mins from The Curragh

From Only €159 pp

The Clayton Hotel at Sandyford is a modern hotel, ideally located just off the M50 Motorway. Less than 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Aircoach from Dublin Airport drops off and picks up directly outside the hotel every 30 minutes and the return fare is only €18. The Brasserie restaurant and Bookmakers Bar are just perfect for a meal or drink and both have an excellent reputation. Guest rooms are designed to maximise your comfort and include a 42” flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, your choice of Clayton signature bed.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE ROYAL MARINE HOTEL

15 mins from Leopardstown

45 mins from The Curragh

From Only €159 pp

The excellent 4* Royal Marine Hotel is located on the seafront in Dun Loughaire, about 25 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is served by several Dublin Airport Coach routes.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Royal Marine Hotel has an excellent reputation for food and service. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. For a small increase you can upgrade your room to one with a spectaular sea view or for that ultmate luxury experience to one of the suites (pictured). Very popular with groups with plenty of bars and restaurants close by. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE OSPREY HOTEL

40 mins from Leopardstown

20 mins from The Curragh

From Only €169 pp

Ideally located right in the heart of the social hub of the area in Naas Town within easy walking distance of Bars and Entertainment the 4* Osprey Hotel is one of the most popular Hotels for Kildare racegoers.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles. The Osprey Hotel has an award winning spa and leisure club and a popular restaurant and bar with an excellent local reputation for food and service. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. A very popular place apres racing with locals, owners and trainers with a wide range of special events and dining options.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE MALDRON HOTEL

20 mins from Leopardstown

45 mins from The Curragh

From Only €169 pp

The 4* Maldron Hotel is ideally located on Pearse Street, within easy walking distance of the Dublin City Bars and Nightlife. Only 25 minutes from Dublin Airport.

One of our most popular Dublin Hotels for the festival week and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a day or more at the races and the nightlife and shopping in Dublin City. The Maldron Hotel has spacious bedrooms with every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The guest rooms have all been recently refurbished to a very high standard with very comfortable beds and pillows. Hotel and local area dining options make The Maldron a fun place to stay for the weekend.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE GREEN HOTEL

25 mins from Leopardstown

45 mins from The Curragh

From Only €189 pp

The 4* Green Hotel is ideally located on Stephens Green in the heart of Dublin City centre, with shopping, trendy bars, restaurants and attractions right on the doorstep.

Ideal for couples or small groups that want a night or two in Dublin City with a day or more at the races. The boutique style Green Hotel opened in 2022 to great acclaim and has 87 good quality bedrooms and suites. Already gaining a good reputation for food and service. Rooms are furnished to a high standard and are neat, comfortable and are well appointed. The Green Bar the ideal setting for a relaxing drink, afternoon coffee or late-night tipple.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE MARKER HOTEL

20 mins from Leopardstown

45 mins from The Curragh

From Only €239 pp

The 5* Marker Hotel is located in the trendy docklands area of Dublin City. One of Ireland's best luxury Hotels only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles The 5* Marker Hotel has an award winning reputation for food and service, with an excellent Spa and lots of Leisure options. Rooms are very comfortable and are well appointed and the rooftop bar is a fabulous place to enjoy dinner ar a drink with views over Dublin City and the Irish Sea beyond. Within easy walking distance of the many shops, bars and restaurants of the City Centre this is an ideal place to stay if you want to enjoy the city and have one or more days at the races.
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

20 mins from Leopardstown

45 mins from The Curragh

From Only €249 pp

Located in the upmarket Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge, the 5* Intercontinental Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels for Irish Champions Weekend.

Ideal for small groups, couples and singles. The Intercontinental Hotel has an award winning spa and leisure club and a popular restaurant and bar with an excellent local reputation for food and service. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. A very popular place in the evenings with a wide range of dining options
Our exclusive packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

EXCITING EXTRAS

TO ADD TO YOUR PACKAGE

CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

VIP HOSPITALITY

From Only €190 pp

VIP Hospitality Packages will be available on both days. The Pavilion Hospitality Experience at Leopardstown gives you an ideal hospitality location overlooking the track. Dine in comfort and style and enjoy the best location and food on one of our exclusive shared tables of 10. The Curragh Oaks Restaurant Hospitality Packages give you a delicious 3 course menu in a fabulous location overlooking the parade ring with its own balcony and reserved seating overlooking the finish line.

JOHNNIE FOX'S

HOOLEY NIGHT

From Only €79 pp

Enjoy a fabulous end to Saturday's racing when the fun continues at the fabulous Johnnie Fox's Bar, the highest pub in Ireland. The package includes return hotel transport, a delicious meal and the unique and entertaining Johnnie Fox's Hooley show. Coaches depart hotels at 6.30pm and depart Johnnie Fox's at 11pm for the return journey.

LET US

HELP YOU

As The Only Official Guest Partner for Longines Irish Champions Weekend we have unprecidented access to the best Hotels, Racecourse Facilities, Hospitality and much more. Whether you are a group, a couple or on your own we will do our utmost to ensure you have the best Irish Racing Break possible. Our Ready made packages suit most guests but we are always wiling to build a package to perfectly suit your group size and budget so please do contact us if we can help in any way.

We know we offer the best value and quality racing breaks in Ireland but you do not have to take our word for it, just check out our recent Guest Testimonials and see for yourself what our customers say about our service.