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。赤字は主要レースを示しています。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。各路線のレースの詳細は、下記カラムのタイトルのリンク先を参照してください。

 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、及び4月の末にPunchestown競馬場で行われるPunchestown Festivalがアイルランド障害競馬の祭典となっています。

16f Novice Hurdle

November

Royal Bond Novice Hurdle (G1) (Fairyhouse)

December

Future Champions Novice Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Herald Champion Novice Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)

20f Novice Hurdle

January

Lawlor's Hotel Novice Hurdle (G1) (Navan)

February

Deloitte Novice Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)


24f Novice Hurdle

February

Golden Cygnet Novice Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)

16f Senior Hurdle

July

Galway Hurdle (Grade A) (Galway)

November

Morgiana Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)

December

Ryanair Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

January

Irish Champion Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Punchestown Champion Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)


20f Senior Hurdle

December

Hatton's Grace Hurdle (G1) (Fairyhouse)

 

 

24f Senior Hurdle

December
Christmas Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

World Series Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)


16f Novice Chase

December

Racing Post Novice Chase (G1) (Leopardstown)

January

Arkle Novice Chase (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Ryanair Novice Chase (G1) (Punchestown)

20f Novice Chase

December

Drinmore Novice Chase (G1) (Fairyhouse)

Greenmount Park Novice Chase (G1) (Limerick)

February

Dr PJ Moriarty Novice Chase (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (G1)  (Fairyhouse)


24f Novice Chase

December

Neville Hotels Novice Chase (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Growise Champion Novice Chase (G1) (Punchestown)

16f Senior Chase

December

Paddy Rewards Club Chase (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Punchestown Champion Chase (G1) (Punchestown)


20f Senior Chase

December

John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (G1) (Punchestown)

24f Senior Chase

July

Galway Plate (Grade A) (Galway)

September

Kerry National (Grade A) (Listowel)

October

Munster National (Grade A) (Limerick)

November

JNwine.com Champion Chase (G1) (Down Royal)

December

Leopardstown Christmas Chase (Savills Chase) (G1) (Leopardstown)

February

Irish Gold Cup Chase (G1) (Leopardstown)

March

Leinster National Handicap Chase (Grade A) (Naas)

April

Irish Grand National Chase (Grade A) (Fairyhouse)

Punchestown Gold Cup (G1) (Punchestown)


Cross Country

November

Risk Of Thunder Chase (Punchestown)

February

P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase (Punchestown)

April

Sean Breen Memorial Chase (For the Ladies Perpetual Cup) (Punchestown)

La Touche Cup (Punchestown)

Dooley Insurances Cross Country Chase (Punchestown)

Mares' Hurdle / Chase

April

Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (G1) (Fairyhouse)

Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)

Juvenile Hurdle

February

Spring Juvenile Hurdle (G1) (Leopardstown)

April

Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (G1) (Punchestown)