Immerse yourself in the races that have produced icons of jumps racing; Arkle, Hurricane Fly Sizing John, Florida Pearl, Brave Inca, Istabraq, the Moscow Flyer, Douvan, Sizing Europe and Jodami. Witness new heroes as they emerge and watch the best of talent from Ireland and Britian fight it out for two massive title – the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle.
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/gaurdian 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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There are lots of different hospitality options available at the Dublin Racing Festival. Why not enjoy the top class national hunt racing from the comfort of the Leopardstown Pavilion with floor to ceiling windows and views of the finishing straignt. Or relax and enjoy hospitality at the 1888 Restaurant which presents you with laid-back modern charm, attentive service, great conversation and the perfect culinary experience in a light-filled location overlooking the action.
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