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Thumbs up for ICW

Irish Champions Weekend (ICW) was launched this week and it's not long now until all the hard work will be put together to provide the product and I have to say that it's a 
weekend I'll be thoroughly looking forward to.

The Irish Champion Stakes rates as one of the top five races in the world every year due to the standard of horse that runs in it and the Irish St Leger is a tough race.

It will still be hard to attract the level of crowds that it 
really deserves as, have no doubt, the recession hits our attendances hard, and we probably didn't market what we have when we had the money to market it.

But this idea comes better late than never and it has been successful in England so far and there is fantastic prize money on offer and some great races to be filled.