What's On

Sat 03 Feb 2018

Dublin Racing Festival Day 1

Featured Event

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.

Sun 04 Feb 2018

Dublin Racing Festival Day 2

Featured Event

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.

Sun 04 Mar 2018

TRI Equestrian Day

TRI Equestrian Day

Mon 05 Mar 2018

National Hunt Finale

National Hunt Finale

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Ballysakes Stakes

Ballysakes Stakes

Sun 13 May 2018

Derrinstown Stud Derby Trials (Family Day)

Derrinstown Stud Derby Trials (Family Day)

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

General enclosure tickets give you access to the entire racecourse enclosure. This includes the lower level of the Grandstand.

Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin 18, D18 C9V6
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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.

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.

Racecourse Information

The History

Leopardstown racecourse is located on the outskirts of the Irish capital, and is six miles south of Dublin city centre. This puts the venue in a prime location for access via public transport and personal vehicles alike. The racecourse itself was completed in 1888, modelled onSandown Park racecourse in Surrey, England. Today, the racecourse is owned by Horse Racing Ireland having purchased the site in 1967.

The track is situated on a 220 acre estate and runs as a left-handed oval track of one mile and six furlongs with an uphill finishing straight.. Leopardstown hosts several top class festivals and race meetings including the highest rated turf race in the world, QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes in September, the Leopardstown Christmas Festival in December and a newly announced National Hunt Festival taking place on the 3rd and 4th of February, which features The Irish Champion Hurdle on Saturday and The Irish Gold Cup on the Sunday of the festival. In the summer months, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown is a summer racing festival held on eight Thursday evenings, featuring live concerts after every race day. It is a prime destination that opens its doors for fantastic race days all year round.