Irish Champion Stakes

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What the Nation is saying about the Irish Champion Stakes...

It’s no secret to regular readers of this blog that there are not many horses currently in training which I hold in higher regard than the brilliant English mare, The Fugue. A winner of her debut as a juvenile back in 2011, the now five-year-old John Gosden trained daughter of Dansili has not only b...Read More
  • amino998 · Reportedly headed for the World Cup… an English work >> https://twitter.com/davidmilnesHQ/status/445533546388946945/photo/1 · 33 days ago ·
From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. Today's horse: The FugueRead More
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  • tmallios1 · You will need to download the product Amino,no comps. · 171 days ago ·
  • amino998 · One # would be a good promotional move, I did bump Doug onto "WHAT THE HORSE RACING NATION IS TALKING ABOUT..." · 171 days ago ·
Zipse at the Track's Brian Zipse and the Florida Filly's Ashley Tamulonis renew their Breeders' Cup Point/Counterpoint battles with The Fugue vs. Big Blue Kitten.Read More
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  • kay.robinett · macer, as far as I know, Point of Entry will be running. he is a high quality horse, but people have questions considering that it will be his first start after a long injury layoff. · 174 days ago ·
  • buckpasser · I like POE, but am very unhappy about there not being a race before the BC. I am surprised at how he has been handled by Shug, if he is indeed calling the shots, of which I have some doubts. I believe he would do better with a prep after the injury. · 174 days ago ·
Declaration of War came, he saw and he conquered in accounting for his five rivals with the utmost ease to win going away in the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York. Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · If Coolmore run Declaration of War in the BC Classic I think it gives them the best chance of winning the race they've had when the venue has been held on conventional dirt since Giant's Causeway in 2000. DOW's pedigree suggest he should go well on dirt, and I'm convinced 10f suits this horse even better than a mile does. I would like DOW chances of beating the horses lining up for the BC Classic over trying to beat Wise Dan in the BC Mile. JMO. · 239 days ago ·
Snow Fairy returned to Leopardstown and the Irish Champion Stakes one year after a narrow defeat at the hands of Aussie superstar, So You Think, to go one better with a magnificent victory...Read More
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  • travel_vic · depeds upon if a tear in along the normal lines of tension or crossing them. Wonderful study done by a surgeon who mapped ou the human bodies lines of stress and called them Langer's lines which other meidcal fields have adapted. NEVER cut across langer lines...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langer%27s_lines · 586 days ago ·
  • steve.mullington · I'm a fan · 586 days ago ·
Earning her seventh Group 1 victory in spectacular fashion, Snow Fairy beat two of the best turf males in the world yesterday to take Leopardstown’s Irish Champion Stakes. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, the fantastic five-year-old mare swung into action down the stretch to collar and power past race fav...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Snow Fairy! · 586 days ago ·
  • Ann Maree · Thank you for giving the nod to the overseas star, Snow Fairy! She is truly awesome and has the heart of a champion, male or female. The most exciting re-match to me will be Snow Fairy and the great German wondermare, Danedream, in the Arc on Oct. 7. They share similar "Seabiscuit-like" beginnings: Snow Fairy was bought back for $2,300 US when she failed to generate any interest at auction as a yearling; Danedream sold as a yearling at auction for about $11,300 USD (about the same as I'll Have Another as a yearling) and she now is considered the best all-time German horse ever. Both I think are smaller than average, being referred to as “diminutive”, “petite”, though I don’t know their actual heights or weights. Danedream set a record in the Arc last year; Snow Fairy set a record in the Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday. The Arc is looking like a clash of the titans, with international stars like Orfevre (Japan TC winner), Dunaden (2011 Melbourne Cup winner), possibly Camelot, but for my money, all eyes will be on Snow Fairy and Danedream to be the match of the decade! · 586 days ago ·
After Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes, I’m fairly certain that many of us have run out of ways to describe So You Think. To borrow a line I heard in a commercial, “…all I can say is ‘wow’…” It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve watched So You Think race, he still continues to amaze me. That was the...Read More
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  • footlick · @medlocke- thanks. I knew she was running in the St Leger, but didn't knnow if they would try the Arc or not. Would that free Frankie up to ride Snow Fairy if she goes? · 957 days ago ·
  • Rossington · @mary.schweitzer, That's correct!! It was on England's Racing Post web-site this morning that Aidan O'Brien intends to send Cape Blanco back to America to run in the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont on Oct. 2nd. The Joe Hirsch being 1-1/2 race should put Cape Blanco spot on for this year's Breeders Cup Turf. Likely Clement will send Winchester out after Cape Blanco instead of Gio Ponti this time. The race being 1-1/2 instead of 1-1/4. · 957 days ago ·
SO YOU THINK added his name to the stellar list of horses who have won the Irish Champion Stakes when he saw off Snow Fairy in a thrilling finish to the Red Mills-backed Group 1 at Leopardstown on Saturday. The betting suggested 1-4 favourite So You Think would ease to his third Group 1 triumph sinc...Read More
Who do you think has the best shot of challenging So You Think or will it be a cake walk?

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video09/07/13Leo71 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1The FugueAl KazeemTrading Leather2:05.22
View Details09/08/12Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Snow FairyNathanielSt Nicholas Abbey2:00.92
View DetailsView Video09/03/11Leo71 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1So You ThinkSnow FairyFamous Name2:04.20
View Details09/04/10Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Cape BlancoRip Van WinkleTwice Over2:03.89
View DetailsView Video09/05/09Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Sea The StarsFame And GloryMastercraftsman2:03.90
View DetailsView Video09/07/08Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1New ApproachTraffic GuardMores Wells2:07.57
View Details09/08/07Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Dylan ThomasDuke of MarmaladeRed Rock Canyon2:02.20
View Details09/09/06Leo11 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Dylan ThomasOuija BoardAlexander Goldrun2:02.90
View DetailsView Video09/10/05Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1OratorioMotivatorAlexander Goldrun2:03.90
View Details09/11/04Leo11 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1AzamourNorse DancerPowerscourt2:01.90
View Details09/06/03Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1High ChaparralFalbravIslington2:03.30
View Details09/07/02Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Grandera Hawk WingBest Of The Bests2:04.70
View Details09/08/01Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Fantastic LightGalileoBach2:01.80
View DetailsView Video09/09/00Leo41 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1Giant's CausewayGreek DanceBest Of The Bests2:03.10
View DetailsView Video09/11/99Leo51 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1DaylamiDazzling ParkDream Well2:08.40
View Details09/12/98Leo41 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1SwainAlboradaXaar2:10.20
View Details09/13/97Leo41 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1PilsudskiDesert KingAlhaarth2:04.70
View Details09/11/93Leo31 1/4 mT03+ MIrish Champion Stakes-G1MuhtarramOpera HouseLord Of The Field2:06.10