2nd & 3rd February
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*
For more information contact Leopardstown on +353 01 289 0500 or by email on [email protected]
The feature races on Day One of the Dublin Racing Festival includes the BHP Insurance Iris Champion Hurdle, Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors & Partners Novice Hurdle and Frank Ward Solicitors Novice Chase which are all Grade 1 races.The legendary Hurricane Fly has an incredible connection with the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle, The Fly won this race on five consecutive occasions. With his 5th Irish Champion Hurdle win he flew into the history bookswith 22 grade 1 wins, establishing a world record.
The feature races on day two include the four Grade 1 races, The Unibet Irish Gold Cup, The Tattersalls IrelandSpring Juvenile Hurdle, The Flogas Novice Chase and The Deloitte Novice Hurdle. This is the only day i the Irish racing calendar that hosts four Grade 1 races.
Last year the Irish Gold Cup was won by the Jessica Harringtontrained Sizing John. After his outstanding performance here in Leopardstown he went on to make history by winning the Irish Gold Cup, Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Punchestown Gold Cup in the same year.