Principle Races


 アイルランド障害競馬は大枠ではイギリス障害競馬と同様のシステムを用いています。Bumper / Hurdle / Steeplechaseの3つのカテゴリーが存在し、Hurdle / SteeplechaseにおいてはNoviceクラスが存在します。さらに、これらは2マイル (16f)、2マイル4ハロン (20f)、3マイル戦 (24f)に大別されます。そのほかに牝馬限定戦、Juvenile Hurdle路線(3歳or4歳限定戦)も存在します。日程は変動する可能性がありますのでご注意ください。なお、イギリスと異なり、シーズンオフの夏でも比較的多くのレースが開催されているようです。細かい開催日程やレース名等の条件は変動する可能性があるので注意してください。

 主要開催としては、12月末にLeopardstown競馬場で開催されるLeopardstown Christmas Festival、2月に同じくLeopardstown競馬場で開催されるDublin Festival、4月中旬にFairyhouse競馬場で開催されるEaster Festival、及び4月の末にPunchestown競馬場で行われるPunchestown Festivalが挙げられます。

16f Senior Hurdle

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Grimes Hurdle (G3) July Tipperary 75,000 2m
Galway Hurdle (Grade A) August Galway 300,000 2m11y
WKD Hurdle (G2) November Down Royal 50,000 2m
Fishery Lane Hurdle (G3) November Naas 32,500 2m
Morgiana Hurdle (G1) November Punchestown 100,000 2m
December Hurdle (G1) December Leopardstown 125,000 2m
Irish Independent Hurdle (G3) December Leopardstown 34,000 2m
Limestone Lad Hurdle (G3) January Naas 32,500 2m
Irish Champion Hurdle (G1) February Leopardstown 175,000 2m
Red Mills Trial Hurdle (G3) February Gowran Park 60,000 2m
RYBO Handicap Hurdle (Grade A) April Fairyhouse 100,000 2m
Punchestown Champion Hurdle (G1) May Punchestown 300,000 2m

20-24f Senior Hurdle

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Lismullen Hurdle (G2) November Navan 42,500 2m4f
Hatton's Grace Hurdle (G1) December Fairyhouse 125,000 2m4f
Christmas Hurdle (G1) December Leopardstown 100,000 3m
John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (G2) January Gowran Park 45,000 3m
Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle (G2) April Fairyhouse 70,000 2m4f
Champion Stayers Hurdle (G1) May Punchestown 300,000 3m

16f Novice Hurdle

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
For Auction Novice Hurdle (G3) November Navan 32,500 2m
Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (G1) December Fairyhouse 90,000 2m
Future Champions Novice Hurdle (G1) December Leopardstown 100,000 2m
Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle (G2) January Punchestown 44,500 2m
Chanelle Pharma Novice Hurdle (G1) February Leopardstown 125,000 2m
Paddy Power Onside App Novice Hurdle (G2) February Naas 46,500 2m
Fairyhouse Novice Hurdle (G2) April Fairyhouse 45,000 2m
Herald Champion Novice Hurdle (G1) April Punchestown 100,000 2m

20f Novice Hurdle

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
'Monksfield' Novice Hurdle (G3) November Navan 42,500 2m4f
Navan Novice hurdle (G2) December Navan 42,500 2m4f
Lawlor's of Naas Novice Hurdle (G1) January Naas 90,000 2m4f
Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle (G3) February Thurles 50,000 2m4f
Fairyhouse Easter Festival Novice Hurdle (G2) April Fairyhouse 42,500 2m4f
Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle (G1) May Punchestown 100,000 2m4f

24f Novice Hurdle

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Stayers Novice Hurdle (G3) December Cork 35,000 3m
Dorans Pride Novice Hurdle (G2) December Limerick 75,000 2m7f
Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle (G1) February Leopardstown 125,000 2m6f
Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle (G3) February Clonmel 40,000 3m
Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle (G1) May Punchestown 100,000 3m

Mares' Hurdle

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Irish EBF Mares Novice Hurdle (G3) November Down Royal 37,500 2m
Irish EBF Mares Hurdle (G3) December Leopardstown 40,000 2m4f
Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle (G3) January Fairyhouse 35,000 2m2f
Shannon Spray Mares Novice Hurdle (G3) March Limerick 35,500 2m6f
EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (G1) April Fairyhouse 100,000 2m4f
Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle (G1) May Punchestwon 100,000 2m4f

Juvenile Hurdle

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
BARONERACING.com Juvenile Hurdle (G3) December Fairyhouse 32,500 2m
Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle (G2) December Leopardstown 50,000 2m
Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle (G1) February Leopardstown 125,000 2m
Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle (G3) February Fairyhouse 32,500 2m
Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Juvenile Hurdle (G2) April Fairyhouse 50,000 2m
AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (G1) May Punchestwon 100,000 2m

16f Senior Chase

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Poplar Square Chase (G3) November Naas 32,500 2m
Fortria Chase (G2) November Navan 45,000 2m
Hilly Way Chase (G2) December Cork 85,000 2m160y
Paddy's Rewards Club Chase (G1) December Leopardstown 125,000 2m1f
Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase (Grade A) January Fairyhouse 100,000 2m1f
Dublin Chase (G1) February Leopardstown 125,000 2m1f
WhatOssPaddy? Chase (G3) February Naas 46,500 2m
Webster Cup Chase (G2) March Navan 45,000 2m
Champion Chase (G1) April Punchestown 300,000 2m

20f Senior Chase

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
PWC Chamoion Chase (G2) October Gowran Park 45,000 2m4f
Skymas Chase (G2) November Down Royal 50,000 2m3f120y
Clonmel Oil Chase (G2) November Clonmel 75,000 2m4f11y
John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (G1) December Punchestwon 85,000 2m4f40y
Horse & Jockeys Hotel Chase (G2) January Thurles 45,000 2m4f
Abbey International Leopardstown Handicap Chase (Grade A) February Leopardstown 125,000 2m5f
Red Mills Chase (G2) February Gowran Park 60,000 2m4f
Devenish Chase (G2) April Fairyhouse 100,000 2m4f
Guinness Handicap Chase (Grade A) May Punchestown 100,000 2m4f
Kerry Group An Riocht Chase (G3) May Killarney 40,000 2m4f

24f Senior Chase

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Galway Plate (Grade A) July Galway 300,000 2m6f11y
Kerry National Handicap Chase (Grade A) September Listowel 200,000 3m
Munster National Handicap Chase (Grade A) October Limerick 100,000 3m
Irish Daily Star Steeplechase (G3) October Punchestown 40,000 3m1f
Champion Chase (G1) November Down Royal 140,000 3m
Savills Chase (G1) December Leopardstown 175,000 3m
Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A) January Gowran Park 100,000 3m1f
Irish Gold Cup (G1) February Leopardstown 225,000 3m
Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade B) February Punchestown 10,000 3m4f
Bobbyjo Chase (G3) February Fairyhouse 45,000 3m1f
Leinster National Handicap Chase (Grade A) March Naas 100,000 3m
Ulster National Handicap Chase March Downpatrick 40,000 3m4f
Imperial Call Chase (G3) April Cork 32,500 3m
Irish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade A) April Fairyhouse 500,000 3m5f
Punchestown Gold Cup (G1) May Punchestown 300,000 3m
Mayo National Handicap Chase May Ballinrobe 50,000 2m7f

16f Novice Chase

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Guinness Open Gate Brewery Novice Chase (G3) August Galway 50,000 2m2f54y
Ladbrokes Acca Boosty Buck House Novice Chase (G3) October Punchestown 35,000 2m2f140y
Craddockstown Novice Chase (G2) November Punchestown 42,500 2m40y
Klairon Davis Novice Chase (G3) December Navan 37,500 2m1f
Racing Post Novice Chase (G1) December Leopardstown 100,000 2m1f
Arkle Novice Chase (G1) February Leopardstown 125,000 2m1f
Coral Flyingbolt Novice Chase (G3) March Navan 44,500 2m
Ryanair Novice Chase (G1) May Punchestown 115,000 2m

20f Novice Chase

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Like A Butterfly Novice Chase (G3) October Tipperary 45,000 2m4f
Irish EBF Novice Chase (G3) November Cork 40,000 2m4f
Drinmore Novice Chase (G1) December Fairyhouse 90,000 2m4f
Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase (G1) December Limerick 100,000 2m3f160y
Total Event Rental Novice Chase (G3) January Punchestown 44,500 2m4f
Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase (G2) January Therles 57,500 2m4f
Flogas Novice Chase (G1) February Leopardstown 125,000 2m5f
Naas Directors Plate Novice Chase (G3) March Naas 32,500 2m4f
Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (G1) April Fairyhouse 100,000 2m4f
EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase (Grade A) May Punchestown 100,000 2m5f

24f Novice Chase

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Florida Perl Novice Chase (G2) November Punchestown 44,500 2m6f140y
Neville Hotels Novice Chase (G1) December Leopardstown 100,000 3m
Naas Racecourse Corporate Club Novice Chase (G3) January Naas 45,000 3m
Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase (G3) March Limerick 42,500 3m
Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase (G1) April Punchestown 100,000 3m

Cross Country

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Risk of Thunder Chase November Punchestown 12,500 3m
P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase February Punchestwon 10,000 3m1f
Sean Breen Memorial Chase April Punchestown 15,000 3m1f
La Touche Cup Cross Country Chase May Punchestwon 30,000 4m2f
Dooley Insurance Group Cross Country Chase May Punchestown 15,000 3m

National Hunt Flat

Race Month Racecourse Prize (€) Distance
Racing Post Champion INH Flat Race (G1) May Punchestwon 100,000 2m