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Most, if not all, of us get thrilled while watching those exciting sports events. One of the horse racing events a lot of racing fans and bettors look forward to is the Irish Champion Stakes. This event is a Group 1 flat horse race that is participated by 3 year old horses. This is set to take place annually in Leopardstown in Ireland during the month of September. Horses race over a mile and 2 furlongs or 2,012 metres during this racing event. This was first inaugurated in the year 1976 and was originally called the Joe McGrath Memorial Stakes which was in honor of Joe McGrath who was an excellent racehorse owner and also founded the Irish Hospital’s Sweepstake. In the year 1984, the race was renamed the Phoenix Championship Stakes and was moved to the Phoenix Park.
In 1991, the present name of the event was introduced when the race moved back to Leopardstown following the closure of the Phoenix Park. This race started to become a part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series three years ago and the successful winner will automatically earn an invite to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the same year. A lot of people participate in the Irish Champion Stakes betting because it is a great avenue of winning some cash. They also get to enjoy the thrilling action during the competition while hoping for a win.
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|2008||New Approach||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger||Princess Haya of Jordan|
There are two ways on how bettors can participate in this event. They can either place their bets online or while watching the game live in the venue. Those who find it impossible to watch the game live but want to place their bets can always opt to bet using the internet. Online Irish Champion Stakes betting has become popular because of the convenience it offers. You no longer have to fly or travel to the venue if you wish to place a bet. All you need is any hand held device or a computer and a stable internet connection that will allow you to log in on a website that offers online betting.
Finding a good site can be quite tricky since there are a lot of sites available. You have to make sure that you choose a site that is trusted by a lot of horse racing bettors. You can try to ask the advice of those who have been placing their bets with the use of the internet for quite some time already. Once you have found a good site, you can then start signing up. Some websites offer free bets upon registration so you might as well take advantage of this.
Placing your bets entails more than just pure luck. Although you will find a lot of people who rely on pure luck while participating on Irish Champion Stakes betting on race day, you need to keep in mind that you also need to consider some factors if you really want to win. Browsing on some tips posted on the internet will surely allow you to make a good decision.More information:
Location: Leopardstown, Ireland
Address: Leopardstown Racecourse, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 , Ireland (see map)
Phone: +353 01 289 0500
When: Every year in early September
Race Type: Flat / Thoroughbred
Distance: 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2,012 metres)