Dublin Racing Festival

01 - 02 February 2020

Overview


Immerse yourself in the races that have produced icons of jumps racing; Samcro, Supasundae, Edwulf, Arkle, Hurricane Fly Sizing John, Florida Pearl, Brave Inca, Istabraq, Moscow Flyer, Douvan, Sizing Europe and Jodami. Witness new heroes as they emerge and watch the best of talent from Ireland and Britain 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.

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Saturday 1st February 2020

Ticket & Hotel Packages

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Dublin Racing Festival 4* Package

Sat 01 Feb 2020 - Mon 03 Feb 2020

  • Choose between: Weekend Admission / Weekend Premium Level
  • The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

    • Includes tickets to both days of the Dublin Racing Festival
£249.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Taking place over the opening weekend of February, the Dublin Racing Festival is a fantastic two days of 7 Grade One Races with over £1.5 million prize money!

Immerse yourself in the races that have produced icons of jumps racing; Samcro, Supasundae, Edwulf, Arkle, Hurricane Fly, Sizing John, Florida Pearl, Brave Inca, Istabraq, Moscow Flyer, Douvan, Sizing Europe and Jodami. Witness new heroes as they emerge and watch the best of talent from Ireland and Britain fight it out for two massive titles – the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle.

Package Includes


  • Return Airport Dublin Coach
  • Two nights accommodation at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Weekend Ticket to the Dublin Racing Festival

Ticket Options


General Enclosure
General Enclosure tickets give access to the entire racecourse enclosure including the lower level of the Grandstand.
included as standard

Premium Level Access
Located on the third floor of the grandstand, top 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.
£55 per person supplement

Racecourse Transfers


The hotel is located around 15 minutes from Leopardstown Racecourse and a taxi costs approximately 20-25 Euros each way. Upon booking you can pre-book a taxi for both Saturday and Sunday at your preferred timings.

Hotel information


The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is a 4 star luxury castle hotel in Dublin. Just 20 minutes from both Leopardstown Racecourse and Dublin City it is the ideal base for your trip to the Dublin Festival.

All 113 en-suite boutique bedrooms are individually designed to ensure a relaxing stay and include luxury duvets, power showers and fluffy towels as standard in all rooms. Each room is designed for maximum comfort with soft white luxury linens, bespoke furniture and beautiful hand-picked accessories and rich fabrics with walk-in showers and free high speed Wi-Fi.

Optional Upgrades


Add an additional night's accommodation:
£95.00 per person

Add dinner at the hotel:
£32.00 per person

Upgrade your room for the following supplements:

Seaview Balcony Room: £20.00 per person per night
Suite: £50.00 per person per night

Flights


Flights can be added to this package from any UK airport to Dublin. If you would like us to quote for these please mention which airport you would like to fly from in your enquiry.

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The K Club Package

Sat 01 Feb 2020 - Mon 03 Feb 2020

  • Choose between: Weekend Admission / Weekend Premium Level
  • The K Club

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

    • Includes tickets to both days of the Dublin Racing Festival
£389.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Taking place over the opening weekend of February, the Dublin Racing Festival is a fantastic two days of 7 Grade One Races with over £1.5 million prize money!

Immerse yourself in the races that have produced icons of jumps racing; Samcro, Supasundae, Edwulf, Arkle, Hurricane Fly, Sizing John, Florida Pearl, Brave Inca, Istabraq, Moscow Flyer, Douvan, Sizing Europe and Jodami. Witness new heroes as they emerge and watch the best of talent from Ireland and Britain fight it out for two massive titles – the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle.

Package Includes


  • Return Private Airport Transfers
  • Two nights accommodation at The K Club
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Weekend Ticket to the Dublin Racing Festival
  • Round of Golf on the Smurfit Course at The K Club

Ticket Options


General Enclosure
General Enclosure tickets give access to the entire racecourse enclosure including the lower level of the Grandstand.
included as standard

Premium Level Access
Located on the third floor of the grandstand, top 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.
£55 per person supplement

Hotel information


The K Club Hotel & Resort in Kildare is Ireland’s first ever AA 5 Red Star Hotel. The luxury resort hotel is located only 30 minutes from Dublin in the beautiful County of Kildare where the River Liffey meanders through the soft green countryside.

The luxurious 5 Star K Club Hotel is a long-standing member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts who recommend the best hotels in Ireland, Europe and around the world while The K Club has pioneered 5 star service in Ireland from the very moment they opened their hotel doors in 1991.

Steeped in history, the 5 Star K Club hotel and resort combines old world elegance with indulgent luxury so guests are treated to luxurious rooms and incredible dining experiences. Guests can also opt to unwind in an oasis of calm at the internationally acclaimed K Spa or experience playing golf on a Ryder Cup course.

Optional Upgrades


Add an additional night's accommodation:
£95.00 per person

Upgrade your round of Golf to the Palmer Course (Ryder Cup Course):
£25.00 per person

Add racecourse transfers to/from Leopardstown:
£85.00 each way

Flights


Flights can be added to this package from any UK airport to Dublin. If you would like us to quote for these please mention which airport you would like to fly from in your enquiry.

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Dublin Racing Festival 5* Package

Sat 01 Feb 2020 - Mon 03 Feb 2020

  • Choose between: Weekend Admission / Weekend Premium Level
  • The Marker Hotel Dublin

    Two Nights Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

    • Includes tickets to both days of the Dublin Racing Festival
£499.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Taking place over the opening weekend of February, the Dublin Racing Festival is a fantastic two days of 7 Grade One Races with over £1.5 million prize money!

Immerse yourself in the races that have produced icons of jumps racing; Samcro, Supasundae, Edwulf, Arkle, Hurricane Fly, Sizing John, Florida Pearl, Brave Inca, Istabraq, Moscow Flyer, Douvan, Sizing Europe and Jodami. Witness new heroes as they emerge and watch the best of talent from Ireland and Britain fight it out for two massive titles – the Unibet Irish Gold Cup and the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle.

Package Includes


  • Return Airport Dublin Coach
  • Two nights accommodation at The Marker Hotel Dublin
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Return racecourse transfers
  • Weekend ticket to the Dublin Racing Festival

Ticket Options


General Enclosure
General Enclosure tickets give access to the entire racecourse enclosure including the lower level of the Grandstand.
included as standard

Premium Level Access
Located on the third floor of the grandstand, top 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.
£55 per person supplement

Hotel information


The Marker is a luxury hotel located in Grand Canal Square. It has 187 luxurious and well-appointed bedrooms over six floors. Each room was designed to provide the ultimate sanctuary for its guests; they are generously sized with simple, contemporary furnishings sourced from Irish designers. Wi-fi is complimentary throughout the Hotel.

Guests can enjoy the award winning Brasserie, relaxing in the Spa and Wellness and spending their evenings on the Rooftop with the unrivaled views of Dublin. The Spa & Wellness is available for hotel residents to enjoy, an oasis for you to unwind after a day of sightseeing or travelling – a 23 metre infinity pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and eucalyptus infused steam room. The famous executive chef Gareth Mullins leads the culinary team in creating dishes that excite in Bar, Brasserie and Rooftop Bar.

Optional Upgrades


Add an additional night's accommodation:
£180.00 per person

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Sunday 2nd February 2020

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

General Enclosure

General Enclosure tickets give access to the entire racecourse enclosure including the lower level of the Grandstand. We have special Student, OAP and Online ticket prices available for each race day. Children under 18 years of age are admitted free of charge on all race days, when accompanied by a paying adult.

Premium Level Access

Located on the third floor of the grandstand, top 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.

Dress Codes

What to wear

From Couture to comfort, Leopardstown Racecourse embraces the diverse style desires of their patrons.Glamour appears at Leopardstown as regularly as the horses, with stylish racegoers dressing to impress each race day. Leopardstown celebrates this by hosting numerous ladies days and style awards, offering opportunities for the most fashionable individuals to display their style in the spotlight.You will also see plenty of horse racing fans in practical, smart-casual clothing. While there is no strict dress code at Leopardstown Racecourse, smart-casual attire is recommended.

Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

Public Transport

Leopardstown is ideally located on the outskirts of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, and therefore benefits from ample public transport options.

BY LUAS

The LUAS offers a regular service from St. Stephen’s Green 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.

BY DART

There is a limited complimentary shuttle bus operating from Blackrock DART station to Leopardstown on selected race days. Priority will be given to patrons who have purchased a Race and Rail ticket on Leopardstown.com. although if there is room – the bus will accommodate your group. Please check our website in advance of travel for operating dates and times. Leopardstown Racecourse will be operating a complimentary return shuttle bus for this facility also.

FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT

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.

By Car

Leopardstown is very accessible by car, easily accessed from the M50 motorway and offers complimentary car parking.
From the M50: take exit 15 and cross the flyover, following the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse. 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 in front of the roundabout.

Parking

Leopardstown boasts ample car parking and car park transport, all of which are complimentary. There are two entrances for cars to Leopardstown Racecourse on racedays.

The first entrance is off Leopardstown Road, near the junction linking Leopardstown Park Hospital, Leopardstown Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate and Brewery Road. The second entrance is off the M50 at junction 15 (Carrickmines). Shuttle buses transport patrons to and from the car parks free of charge for the entirety of the race day until the official close of the racecourse grounds.

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