The Irish Champion highlight reel

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September 11th, 2015

In honor of Saturday's Irish Champion (G1), here's a video retrospective of some superb editions, in chronological order.

1984 - Sadler's Wells holds off Seattle Song in the "Phoenix Champion" at old Phoenix Park. Years later, Seattle Song's maternal grandson Tiznow would outduel Sadler's Wells' maternal grandson Sakhee in an epic Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) in 2001 .


1988 - Indian Skimmer prevails in the Phoenix Champion, with another top racemare, defending champion Triptych, in third.


1992 - A battle of Derby winners at Leopardstown, Epsom hero Dr Devious vs. Irish Derby romper St Jovite


1999 - Daylami in full flight


2000 - Giant's Causeway. He didn't make it look easy, did he, but what heart.


A montage including Fantastic Light vs. Galileo (2001), High Chaparral (2003), Dylan Thomas vs. Ouija Board (2006), Sea the Stars (2009) and So You Think (2011)


2012 - Snow Fairy goes one better. That not only compliments So You Think, but with Nathaniel and St Nicholas Abbey second and third, this result also flattered a certain Frankel.