September 9th 2023

It all comes down to this!

Day 1 of Irish Champion’s Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse will showcase five Group Races including the Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes.

There will be a fantastic line-up of live entertainment from Mark McCabe, Bazza Band and DJ Lance West.

Hospitality is selling fast, bookings close at 12.00pm on Thursday the 7th of September. Please contact [email protected] or call us on 01-2890500 for any queries


What's Happening

Paddy Power From The Horse's Mouth

Mark Your Cards!

Join us before racing, as Paddy Power panel will be previewing the sports of the day - with expert knowledge on top horse, golfers to follow and how Ireland will fare at the Rugby World Cup!

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Live Music Throughout The Day

Manic 2000 Hitmaker Mark McCabe will headline our entertainment while Bazza Band and DJ Lance West will be playing throughout the day. Warm up your vocal chords for the Sing-A-Long around the parade ring with some old time favorite tunes after racing!

SPorts on screen

Rugby World Cup and Irish Open

Don't miss any of the sporting action during racing, with Ireland Vs Romania, and the Irish Open on large screens around the enclosure and bars throughout the day.

drive, try & race – pavilion Ground Floor €120


Overlooking the finishing straight, the Pavilion is the ideal venue to enjoy one of the richest race meetings on the international racing calendar. Package includes admission, reserved table, afternoon grazing menu with BBQ Options, MC/Tipster, live music after racing and a Sporting panel with Eamonn Darcy, Sean Cronin and Shane Crosse. 

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Limited Availability

Don’t miss out on a bundle ticket that has everything at your fingertips to enjoy a fun day at Leopardstown. This value Admission Plus Package includes; Admission to the races, a €13.50 Food Voucher, a €5 betting voucher, a Racecard, and plenty of Live Music and Entertainment throughout the day. 

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Premium Level - €90

Limited Availability

Located on the third floor of the grandstand, premium level seats offer a reserved stadium seat for the day, access to the Top Level of the Grandstand and the Circle Lounge area on the 3rd floor.

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Race schedule

The Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stakes of €100,000 

The KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes of €150,000 (Group 2) 


 The Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron Stakes of €400,000 (Group 1) 


The Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes of €1,250,000 (Group 1) 


The Dullingham Park Stakes of €200,000 (Group 2) 

The Paddy Power Kilternan Stakes of €100,000 (Group 3) 
The Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' Handicap of €150,000 
The Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Sovereign Path' Handicap of €150,000 

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