Wednesday Throwback Race - 09/09/20


The Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday at Leopardstown is one of the highlights of the Irish flat racing calendar and ahead of the big race we are looking back at some of the best renewals, starting with last seasons.

The 2019 resumption of the Group One went to the way of Magical for Ballydoyle with the superstar mare landing the race for the first time in her career and looking to win consecutive renewals this term.

Aidan O'Brien's multiple Group One winning mare was meant to retire at the end of last season after winning this race and the British Champion Stakes.

However, she has come back this season better than ever landing two Group Ones in her first two races and also going on to finish second behind Ghaiyyath in the Juddmonte International.