Keyword: Irish Champion Stakes

  • Christophe Soumillon celebrates after winning the Irish Champion Stakes aboard Almanzor

    Almanzor Thrives in Irish Champion Stakes

    Travel proved no problem for French classic winner Almanzor, as he finished well to secure a three-quarter-length victory over top filly Found in a particularly strong edition of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 10 at Leopardstown.

  • Golden Horn wins the Irish Champion Stakes despite bumping Free Eagle.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-mKKr9Pp">Order This Photo</a>

    Golden Horn Prevails in Leopardstown Thriller

    In a wild finish to the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), Golden Horn swerved out into challenging Free Eagle but got across the finish line first before surviving a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Leopardstown.

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    Gleneagles Targets Breeders' Cup Classic

    Gleneagles, the four-time group I-winning son of Galileo, is being aimed at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a possible showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Keeneland Oct. 31.

  • The Grey Gatsby gets by Australia to take the Irish Champion Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bVTJBjz">Order This Photo</a>

    The Grey Gatsby Shocks Australia in Ireland

    Last entering the stretch, The Grey Gatsby unleashed a fierce rally and stunned dual Derby winner Australia in a last-gasp victory in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 13 at Leopardstown.

  • Oratorio Collars Motivator, Wins Irish Champion

    Oratorio appears to have Motivator's number. In July, the Danehill colt handed Motivator his first defeat in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I). On Saturday, the Coolmore colt went two-for-two against the Vodafone Derby (Eng-I) winner, with a gutsy half-length victory in the $1.25 million Baileys Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown.

  • Four-time grade I winning filly Alexander Goldrun among hopefuls in Saturday's Baileys Irish Champion Stakes.

    All-Star Line-Up Faces Off in Irish Champion

    An all-star cast, led by this year's Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Motivator and 2004 Irish Champion (Ire-I) winner Azamour will be lining up for Saturday's running of the Baileys Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

  • Arlington Million winner Powerscourt sidelined.

    Powerscourt Injured, Will Miss Irish Champion

    Arlington Million (gr. IT) champion Powerscourt, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, suffered a pulled muscle Sept. 3 and has been withdrawn from consideration for the Baileys Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) this Saturday at Leopardstown.

  • Kinane Breaks Wrist, to Miss Irish Champion

    Irish Jockey Mick Kinane has a broken right wrist, it was confirmed Sunday, and will miss four to six weeks. He'll be unable to ride Azamour in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) on Sept. 10 at Leopardstown as a result of the injury.

  • 'Chaparral's Irish Champion Victory Confirmed

    Following a three-hour hearing, Irish racing officials Monday confirmed High Chaparral as the winner of the The Food Island Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown Sept. 7, dismissing an appeal to the original stewards' decision brought by the connections of Falbrav.

  • Fantastic Light, winning last year's Man o' War at Belmont Park.

    Heads Apart: Fantastic Light Hands Galileo First Defeat

    Godolphin's Fantastic Light avenged his defeat at the hands of 3-year-old sensation Galileo in July's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) with a thrilling head-length decision over that rival in Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown.

  • Giant's Causeway Best in Irish Champion Stakes

    Giant's Causeway dueled with Best of the Bests through the stretch, edged clear of that rival in the final furlong, and held off the late closing Greek Dance to win the ESAT Digifone Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) by a 1/2 length Saturday at Leopardstown, Ireland. The win marks the fifth group I win in succession for Mrs. John Magnier and Micheal Tabor's 3-year-old colt, who completed the 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.1 over good to firm ground.