Leopardstown Racecourse welcomes Dullingham Park to Irish Champions Festival


Dullingham Park to sponsor Group 2 Dullingham Park Stakes on the opening day of Irish Champions Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday, September 9

Thursday, 17 August 2023
Leopardstown Racecourse welcomes Dullingham Park to Irish Champions Festival

Ollie Fowlston, Managing Director of Dullingham Park and Tim Husbands, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse.



17th August 2023:
Leopardstown Racecourse is excited to announce that Dullingham Park, is the new sponsor of the Group 2 Clipper Mile on the opening day of Irish Champions Festival at Leopardstown early next month.
Dullingham Park is one of Newmarket’s oldest establishments and the stud has recently undergone a renovation and expansion as part of owner Steve Parkin’s Clipper Group.
The Dullingham Park Stakes, run over one mile, was upgraded to Group 2 status in 2014 and has been won by noted international performers Cityscape, Suedois and Space Traveller in recent years. The latter carried the grey colours of owner Steve Parkin during his racing career and has now taken up stallion duties at Ballyhane Stud in County Carlow.  

Ollie Fowlston, Managing Director of Dullingham Park, Commented:

“This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in such a prestigious race meeting, it is a race that Steve Parkin has a close affinity with due to him owning past winners Suedois and Space Traveller. Dullingham Park is a new venture and we look forward to welcoming visitors from both Ireland and the UK. Irish Champions Festival is a remarkable meeting and we could not be more thrilled to support one of the biggest days in the Irish racing calendar”.

Tim Husbands, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse, added

“We are delighted to welcome Dullingham Park to Leopardstown as sponsor of the Group 2 Dullingham Park Stakes. Steve Parkin has had a long and successful association with Irish Champions Festival as an owner and sponsor and we are thrilled that he has chosen this elite racing festival to showcase his new stud farm”.

 



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