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Race and Stay are the Largest and the Premier Horse Racing Tour Specialists in Ireland. Over 36,000 happy guests have booked with us and we are the only Official Guest Partner for many Irish Racecourses.

Our Complete Race and Stay Packages include Hotel Accommodation, Breakfast, Tickets or Hospitality and Transport and are always excellent value for money. You can also add a wide range of extras like Stable and Stud Tours, Golf and much more after you book.

It is easy to book with us securely online, over the phone or by email with confidence for any number of guests, with just one fully refundable €100 deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.

Please do browse our website for our latest offers and if you have any questions our expert staff will be delighted to help you, no matter your group size or budget. Just call us on +353 45 522795 or email us and we will build your perfect Irish Racing package exclusively for you.

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LEOPARDSTOWN

DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL

4th & 5th February 2023

The Dublin Racing Festival is a social and racing highlight featuring no less than 8 Grade 1 contests over two fabulous days. Join us in 2023 and enjoy any one of our exclusive Racing Breaks with a host of valuable FREE extras included.

Enjoy the excellent action on the track with all of the best horses competing and the style, food and excitement as we start a new year of Festival racing in Ireland. Many compete not just for the valuable prize money and prestige but with Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown Festivals in mind. Our complete Race & Stay Packages start from only €149 per guest.

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FAIRYHOUSE

EASTER FESTIVAL

8th - 10th April 2023

The Easter Festival is the premier meeting of the year at Fairyhouse located just 30 minutes from Dublin City and Airport. A three day festival featuring Ireland's richest jumps race The Boylesports Irish Grand National.

Three days of great racing with an excellent cast of quality races to enjoy including the prestigious Irish Grand National on Easter Monday and The Fairyhouse Gold Cup on Easter Sunday. Enjoy a perfect long racing weekend in Ireland from only €149 per guest with everything you need included in one easy transaction. You can stay from one night for as long as you want, go racing on one, two or all three days and enjoy a wide choice of additional extras to add to your package.

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PUNCHESTOWN

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL

25th - 29th April 2023

Quite simply, there is nothing like it. The Punchestown Festival is THE premier social and racing festival of the year in Ireland attracting UK and Irish equine superstars to compete for nearly €4M in prize money.

The Punchestown Festival is our end of season championships where Champion Owner, Trainer and Jockey are crowned. With 12 Grade 1 contests and 40 quality races to enjoy over five days with gourmet food, stunning fashion and entertainment throughout the week. Enjoy a perfect Punchestown Festival break from only €159 per guest with all you need included in one easy transaction. We have the best value and widest choice of Hotels and packages to make your Punchestown Break a truly unique experience.

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THE CURRAGH

IRISH GUINEAS FESTIVAL

26th - 28th May 2023

Three fabulous days of flat racing featuring the first two Classic Races of the season of the season, the Tattersalls Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas with other Group and Listed Races to enjoy over the weekend.

Following on from the Newmarket Guineas many UK competitors arrive to compete for fabulous prize money and prestige. Three fabulous days with Friday Night kicking off the weekend in style before 2000 Guineas Day on Saturday, closing on Festival Sunday with the 1000 Guineas and some top class racing to enjoy. Three excellent days of racing with great entertainment, stunning fashion and much more from only €149 per guest including everything you need for a perfect Irish racing break.

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THE CURRAGH

IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL

30th June - 2nd July 2023

Three fabulous days of flat racing at Ireland's flagship racecourse featuring the pinnacle race of the season, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby with other Group and Listed Races to enjoy over the weekend.

Racing heroes from Epsom, Chantilly, Royal Ascot and Newmarket arrive to compete for fabulous prize money and prestige. Three fabulous days with Friday Night kicking off the weekend in style before Derby Day on Saturday, closing on Festival Sunday with some top class racing to enjoy. Three excellent days of racing with great entertainment, stunning fashion and much more from only €149 per guest including everything you need for a perfect Irish racing break.

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GALWAY

SUMMER FESTIVAL

31st July - 6th August 2023

A week long festival of flat and jump racing on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, featuring the iconic Galway Plate and Galway Hurdle with other top quality Races to enjoy over the seven days.

For seven days in late July Galway is the only place to be for the world renowned Galway Summer Racing Festival. This is the Irish racing festival everyone wants to go to. World Class Racing, Gourmet Food, Stunning Fashion and top quality entertainment ensure that the Galway Festival delivers the ultimate race fan experience at one of the best racing festivals in the world. Race & Stay Packages from only €169 per guest including everything you need for a perfect Galway racing break.

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IRISH

CHAMPIONS WEEKEND

9th & 10th September 2023

A fabulous two days of racing at both Leopardstown and The Curragh, featuring the Irish Champion Stakes and the final classic of the season, the Irish St Leger with many other top quality races to enjoy over the weekend.

The world renowned Longines Irish Champions Weekend highlights the quality of Irish bred horses and with the added attraction of many overseas runners the races are always competitive. This is the Irish racing weekend everyone wants to go to. World Class Racing, Gourmet Food, Stunning Fashion and top quality entertainment ensure that Longines Irish Champions Weekend stays at the top of the tree of the European race pattern. Two fabulous days you should not miss. Race & Stay Packages from only €149 per guest including everything you need for a perfect Irish racing break.

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LISTOWEL

HARVEST FESTIVAL

17th - 23rd September 2023

A week long bean feast of a festival in the beautiful County Kerry. Quality Flat and National Hunt races pepper each day with plenty of entertainment on offer. We have special packages available this year for visitors from the UK making travel easy.

For those of you that have not visited Kerry or Listowel you are in for a treat. Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Listowel Festival is a fabulous opportunity to spend a few days in one of the most scenic and enjoyable parts of the Emerald Isle. Our complete Race & Stay Packages start from only €149 per guest and include everything you need for a perfect Irish racing break.

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PUNCHESTOWN

WINTER FESTIVAL

25th - 26th November 2023

Two fabulous days of quality National Hunt Racing at Punchestown, located close to Naas town and only 40 minutes from Dublin City, make up the excellent Punchestown Winter Festival.

Not as busy as the main Punchestown Festival but in our humble opinion two of the best days racing to enjoy in Ireland. Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Winter Festival Weekend is a fabulous opportunity to spend a few days in the heart of Horse Racing Country maybe taking in a trip to see the fabulous Irish National Stud too. Our complete Race & Stay Packages start from only €139 per guest and include everything you need for a perfect racing break.

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FAIRYHOUSE

WINTER FESTIVAL

2nd - 3rd December 2023

The Fairyhouse Winter Festival is a social and racing highlight on the first weekend in December at Fairyhouse Racecourse. Only 14 miles from Dublin City, in the County Meath countryside.

Two fabulous days featuring excellent racing where many trainers enter horses with next season's Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown Festival potential. Featuring major Grade 1 races including the prestigious Hatton’s Grace Hurdle, won by a staggering amount of Irish racing legends in the past and for the last two years by supermare Honeysuckle. The Grade 1 Drinmore Chase also features. Our complete Race & Stay Packages start from only €139 per guest.

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LEOPARDSTOWN

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

26th - 29th December 2023

The Leopardstown Christmas Festival is a social and racing highlight commencing on St Stephens Day 26th December and running for 4 days. A favourite meeting for locals, tourists and racing efficianados alike.

Four fabulous days featuring excellent racing where many trainers enter horses with next season's Dublin, Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown Festivals in mind. Featuring major Grade 1 races each day and a number of other high profile national hunt to savour. Our complete Race & Stay Packages start from only €149 per guest.

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