We are delighted to welcome International visitors to our brand new event - Dublin Racing Festival. We have compiled some information to make coming to Dublin Racing Festival an exciting action packed weekend and if you require any additional information please do not hesitate to call us on +353 01 289 0500 or email [email protected]
The Dublin Racing Festival will combine the best that the city has to offer over one weekend – join the party for the best of Dublin culture, music, fashion, food and jump racing that will simply take your breath away. Dazzle your senses in our jubilant celebration of Dublin with a full entertainment programme that supports culture, comedy, music, culinary delights and fashion. Savour the atmosphere that is unique only to Dublin - full of welcome, easy conversations, wit, warmth and humour.
*Children under the age of 18 enter for free but must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardian who is over 18*
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Featuring the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle
Featuring the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle supported by two more Grade 1 races, two Grade 2 races and another two competitive handicaps. The Irish Champion Hurdle was won for five consecutive years by the great Hurricane Fly, who is immortalised at Leopardstown in a life-size bronze sculpture commissioned by his owners. Willie Mullins continued his domination of this race in 2016 with the impressive Faugheen but Henry de Bromhead claimed the title most recently with Gigginstown’s Petit Mouchoir.
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Featuring the Unibet Irish Gold Cup
The final day of this exciting new festival will be staged on Sunday 4th February with the Unibet Irish Gold Cup taking centre stage. Triple Gold Cup winner, Sizing John, trained by Jessica Harrington claimed the Irish Gold Cup this year and added both the Cheltenham and Punchestown Gold Cup to his victories in 2017. There is much more action on this day though as this is the only race meeting in Ireland to feature four Grade 1 races in one day, with the Deloitte Novice Hurdle, Flogas Novice Chase and Spring Juvenile Hurdle keeping the excitement going.
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February 3rd & 4th 2018
The Dublin Racing Festival is the newest addition to the Irish festival calendar and is a weekend that will celebrate Dublin’s richness and diversity across culture, comedy, music, racing and food. Taking place at Leopardstown Racecourse on Saturday February 3 and Sunday February 4, Leopardstown has announced the two music headliners for the festival – Damien Dempsey (Feb 3) and Stockton’s Wing (Feb 4).
Leopardstown is very accessible by car, easily accessed from the M50. Take exit 15 off the M50 (cross the flyover if coming from south) and follow the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse. Parking is free so early arrival is advised on race days to ensure you get a spot.
From Dublin city centre: Take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the southeast, past Stillorgan. Turn right at traffic lights onto Leopardstown Road R113 signposted Leopardstown. Continue straight and Leopardstown's entrance is on the left just before the traffic lights.
The LUAS offers a regular service from Dublin City Centre to Sandyford that takes about 20 minutes. The racecourse is only a short walk from the Sandyford station and Leopardstown also provide a complimentary shuttle bus service on race days. The bus service runs 30 minutes prior to gate opening times until 30 minutes after the bars on site close. This service runs from car park A on the Leopardstown Road.
Dublin Airport is about an hour's drive from Leopardstown racetrack. Aircoach operates a regular bus service between Dublin Airport and Burton Hall Road which is adjacent to the entrance to Leopardstown racecourse. There are also regular bus services into the city centre from the Airport. The Aircoach also stops at The Clayton Hotel Leopardstown who offer a shuttle bus to Leopardstown on racedays.
Ticket Hotline: (01) 289 0500