Longines Irish Champions Weekend - Day 1Featured Event
The weekend gets underway at Leopardstown on Saturday with the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes Day.
Longines Irish Champions Weekend - Day 2Featured Event
The weekend continues on Sunday at The Curragh with the Comer Group International Irish St Leger Day.
Tote Handicap Day
Dublin Racing Festival SaturdayFeatured Event
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 al Grade 1 races.
Dublin Racing Festival SundayFeatured Event
The feature races on day two include the four Grade 1 races, The Unibet Irish Gold Cup, The Tattersalls Ireland Spring 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 Harrington trained 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.
Where to be for the best views
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.
How to find us
Leopardstown is ideally located on the outskirts of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, and therefore benefits from ample public transport options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.