DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL

February 4th & 5th 2023

Leopardstown, County Dublin

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DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL
EXPERTS

The 2023 Dublin Racing Festival will be special with large crowds and fabulous racing and entertainment lined up for the weekend. Held this year on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February at Leopardstown in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains this is your chance to witness some top class contests over two fabulous days on one of Ireland's premier racecourses.

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 proud to be an Official Guest Partner for many of the Hotesls we feature. Following our sell out in 2022 we are again delighted to offer our exclusive 2023 Race and Stay packages to Leopardstown guests.

If you have never been to The Dublin Racing Festival or Leopardstown before our expert staff can help. Just call us on +353 45 522795 or email us and we will build your perfect Dublin Racing Festival package for you. Our Complete Race and Stay Packages are excellent value for money and you can book 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.

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Select a Hotel from the list below and you can view all of the fabulous offers we have.

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RACING FESTIVAL
WITH RACE AND STAY

THE RACES

The Festival weekend includes 14 races with 8 Grade 1 contests over 2 fabulous days. In our humble opinion the Dublin Racing Festival is the best two day race meeting in Ireland.

Saturday 4th February features 4 Grade 1 races The Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle, The Spring Juvenile Hurdle, The Irish Arkle Novice Chase and the The Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup. Add to this the The Grade B Glencullen Handicap Hurdle, The Grade B Matheson Chase and The Goffs Future Stars INH Flat Race for a fabulous day at the races.

Sunday 5th February features 4 fabulous Grade 1 races: The Ladbrokes Novice Chase, The Ladbrokes Dublin Chase, The Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle and the The Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle with The Grade A Leopardstown Chase, The Liffey Hurdle and Mares Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) to savour concluding with the Grade 2 Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race

THE ATMOSPHERE

Always attracting very large crowds on both days and regarded as one of Ireland's best race weekends The Dublin Racing Festival never fails to deliver a great race fan experience. With the premier Irish jump races over the weekend and plenty of entertainment, food, fashion and fun going on in the background there is something for all to enjoy. Highly recommended.

WESTGROVE HOTEL

From Only €149 pp

The 4* Westgrove Hotel is ideally located in the Village of Clane, close to Naas Town. Only 35 minutes from Dublin Airport and City Centre and less than 35 minutes from Leopardstown racecourse.

One of our most popular Hotels for the festival weekend and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a great value experience for The Dublin Racing Festival. The Westgrove Hotel & Spa has 140 spacious bedrooms, and some apartments, all with luxury decor and every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The Leisure club and Spa are excellent and a variety of dining options make The Westgrove a fun place to stay during the Dublin Racing Festival.
Our exclusive Dublin Racing Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE CLAYTON HOTEL

From Only €159 pp

The Clayton Hotel at Sandyford is a modern hotel, ideally located just off the M50 Motorway. Less than 5 minutes from Leopardstown Racecourse and only 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre.

The place to stay for Leopardstown and ideal for groups, couples and singles the Aircoach from Dublin Airport drops off and picks up directly outside the hotel every 30 minutes and the return fare is only €18. The Brasserie restaurant and Bookmakers Bar are just perfect for a meal or drink and both have an excellent reputation. Guest rooms are designed to maximise your comfort and include a 42” flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, your choice of Clayton signature bed. Our own VIP Guest Lounge and Bar and Morning Line Preview shows at The Clayton will make your Dublin Racing Festival Break a special one.
Our exclusive Dublin Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE ROYAL MARINE HOTEL

From Only €159 pp

The excellent 4* Royal Marine Hotel is located on the seafront in Dun Loughaire, about 15 minutes from Leopardstown and 25 minutes travel time from Dublin City & Airport and is served by several Dublin Airport Coach routes.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles the Royal Marine Hotel has an excellent reputation for food and service. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and are well appointed. For a small increase you can upgrade your room to one with a spectaular sea view or for that ultmate luxury experience to one of the suites (pictured). Very popular with groups with plenty of bars and restaurants close by. The leisure centre is top class with an award winning spa on site.
Our exclusive Dublin Racing Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE MALDRON HOTEL

From Only €169 pp

The 4* Maldron Hotel is ideally located on Pearse Street, within easy walking distance of the Dublin City Bars and Nightlife. Only 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and from Leopardstown racecourse.

One of our most popular Dublin Hotels for the festival weekend and ideal for couples, groups and guests that want a day or more at the races and the nightlife and shopping in Dublin City. The Maldron Hotel has spacious bedrooms with every amenity you would expect for a 4* Hotel. The guest rooms have all been recently refurbished to a very high standard with very comfortable beds and pillows. Hotel and local area Bar and Restaurant dining options make The Maldron a great place to stay during Dublin Racing Festival.
Our exclusive Dublin Racing Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE GREEN HOTEL

From Only €189 pp

The 4* Green Hotel is ideally located on Stephens Green in the heart of Dublin City centre, with shopping, trendy bars, restaurants and attractions right on the doorstep.

Ideal for couples or small groups that want a night or two in Dublin City with a day or more at The Dublin Racing Festival. The boutique style Green Hotel opened in 2022 to great acclaim and has 87 good quality bedrooms and suites. Already gaining a good reputation for food and service. Rooms are furnished to a high standard and are neat, comfortable and are well appointed. The Green Bar the ideal setting for a relaxing drink, afternoon coffee or late-night tipple.
Our exclusive Dublin Racing Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

THE MARKER HOTEL

From Only €239 pp

The 5* Marker Hotel is located in the trendy docklands area of Dublin City. One of Ireland's best luxury Hotels only 20 minutes from Dublin Airport and only 25 minutes from Leopardstown Racecourse.

Ideal for groups, couples and singles The 5* Marker Hotel has an award winning reputation for food and service, with an excellent Spa and lots of Leisure options. Rooms are very comfortable and are well appointed and the rooftop bar is a fabulous place to enjoy dinner ar a drink with views over Dublin City and the Irish Sea beyond.Within easy walking distance of the many shops, bars and restaurants of the City Centre this is an ideal place to stay if you want to enjoy the city and have one or more days at Dublin Racing Festival.
Our exclusive Dublin Racing Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

From Only €239 pp

Located in the upmarket Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge, the 5* Intercontinental Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels for the Dublin Racing Festival only 20 minutes away.

Ideal for small groups, couples and singles. The Intercontinental Hotel has an award winning spa and leisure club and a popular restaurant and bar with an excellent local reputation for food and service. Rooms are large, comfortable and are well appointed. A very popular place in the evenings with a wide range of dining options
Our exclusive Punchestown Festival packages can be tailored to perfectly suit you. Stay as long as you wish, go racing on as many days as you want to for your racing break.

EXCITING EXTRAS

TO ADD TO YOUR PACKAGE

DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL

VIP HOSPITALITY

From Only €150 pp

VIP Hospitality Packages will be available on both days. The Pavilion Hospitality Experience at Leopardstown gives you an ideal hospitality location overlooking the track. Dine in comfort and style and enjoy the best location and a delicious 3 course Buffet Lunch on one of our exclusive shared tables of 10. The 1888 Restaurant Hospitality Packages give you a delicious 3 course A la Carte menu in a fabulous location overlooking the parade ring on one side and the racecourse on the other with its own balcony overlooking the winners enclosure.

THE OFFICIAL DUBLIN

FESTIVAL PREVIEW

From Only €39 pp

Our exclusive Dublin Racing Festival Preview Show is an informative and fun event. The package includes Transport from your Hotel to The Clayton, Leopardstown, Entry to the show, Tea, coffee and scones and a donation to the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund. Hosted by Racing TV's Fran Berry with other Irish Racing Personalities taking part and held on both Saturday and Sunday Morning in the exclusive Race and Stay Guest Lounge at The Clayton Hotel . This is your opportunity to enjoy the craic and banter as our panel run through the day's race card and hopefully point you in the right direction of a few winners. After the show you can avail of our FREE COACH to the races. Starts at 10.30am - Pre-Book Only

JOHNNIE FOX'S

HOOLEY NIGHT

From Only €89 pp

Enjoy a fabulous end to Saturday's racing when the fun continues at the fabulous Johnnie Fox's Bar, the highest pub in Ireland. The package includes transport to Johnnie Fox's from Leopardstown. Return transport to your Hotel, a delicious meal and the unique and entertaining Johnnie Fox's Hooley show. Coaches depart Leopardstown at 5.30pm and depart Johnnie Fox's at 11pm for the return journey.

LET US

HELP YOU

As The Only Official Guest Partner for several hotels for Dublin Racing Festival we have unprecidented access to the best Hotel Rooms, Racecourse Facilities, Hospitality and much more. Whether you are a group, a couple or on your own we will do our utmost to ensure you have the best Dublin Racing Festival Break possible. Our Ready made packages suit most guests but we are always wiling to build a package to perfectly suit your group size and budget so please do contact us if we can help in any way.

We know we offer the best value and quality racing breaks in Ireland but you do not have to take our word for it, just check out our recent Guest Testimonials and see for yourself what our customers say about our service.