DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL

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Feb 1st & 2nd 2025

Dublin Racing Festival

  1st & 2nd February 2025

The 2025 Dublin Racing Festival is the Irish jump season's opening championships, a premier racing festival with 8 Grade 1 contests and a number of high profile Grade A and B Chases and Hurdles over the weekend. Held at Leopardstown, Dublin's only racecourse, only 20 minutes from the city centre. Why not join us, and Race and Stay Ambassador, Patrick Mullins, to enjoy the excellent jump racing, craic and entertainment at one of Ireland's best race meetings. Do not miss it!

Please note: Ireland are playing England in the Six Nations Rugby match at home on Saturday 1st February next year which will clash with the Dublin Racing Festival weekend. Consequently Hotel rooms in Dublin will be in short supply. Please book early to guarantee your booking for 2025.

The Racing is AmaZING

On Saturday you can enjoy 4 Grade 1 races with the features being The Irish Arkle Novice Chase and the The Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup. Add to this the Listed Race and Stay Handicap Hurdle and many more top-quality contests for a great start to the weekend.

Sunday Features 4 more Grade 1 races with the The Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle as the day's highlight. Also The Dublin Chase, Champion Novice Chase and the Champion Novice Hurdle always attract the best in the land to compete for very valuable prize money.

Patrick Mullins Says...

" I'm delighted to work with Race and Stay to welcome our many guests to this top-class festival and if 2024 is anything to go by then 2025 will be another fabulous weekend. Leopardstown stages some of the best racing in Ireland and the Dublin Racing Festival is one we target with all of our best horses.

The big races are very prestigious and all races over the weekend have excellent prize money on offer. A great festival, a fabulous racecourse and a very fair track to ride with a stiff finish, Leopardstown is a racecourse everyone wants to win at. "

Official Partner

Race and Stay are proud to be the Official Guest Partner for both Leopardstown and Horse Racing Ireland.

We have the widest choice and the best value Dublin Racing Festival Packages which include everything you need for a top class racing break. 4 or 5* Hotel, Transport, Tickets, Hospitality and much more leaving you free to enjoy your stay with our expert staff looking after you.

Book Now with just one €100 refundable deposit backed up by our 100% refund guarantee.

Special Tour Packages

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DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL

Special 7 Night Package

4 Courses: Leopardstown, Punchestown, Fairyhouse & Thules

1 Stable Visit: Willie Mullins

31st Jan - 7th Feb 2025

Our third 2025 Special National Hunt Tour is a unique and very exclusive experience and your chance to really get behind the scenes of Irish Jump racing. You'll arrive on Friday 31st January for the 7 Night tour and enjoy a host of great races over the two days of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown, with additional racing at Punchestown, Fairyhouse and Thurles three top Irish jump race tracks. Add to this a VIP tour of the Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins Closutton yard and Gallops, in the company of the World's most succesful Amateur Jockey, Patrick Mullins and you have a fabulous package, limited to just 24 select guests only.


For Only € 1795 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing
Tour Limited to 24 Guests only 14 places left

DUBLIN RACING FESTIVAL

Special 9 Night Package

6 Courses: Leopardstown, Punchestown, Fairyhouse, Naas, Thurles & Navan

2 Stable Visits: Willie Mullins & Gavin Cromwell

1 Stud Visit: The Irish National Stud

31st Jan - 9th Feb 2025

Another exclusive VIP Jump Racing Tour with Both days of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown, and then racing on Monday at Punchestown. On Tuesday we enjoy a VIP tour of the Irish National Stud and the Curragh Gallops. On Wednesday a VIP tour of Gavin Cromwell's Stables before racing at Fairyhouse. On Thursday we go racing at Thurles. Friday we enjoy a visit to Willie Mullins Stable for a special tour. On Saturday we go racing again at Naas and on Sunday we go racing at Navan. A special way to enjoy some of the best jump courses in Ireland in one trip!


For Only € 2395 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing
Tour Limited to 24 Guests only

Race & Stay Packages

Your Choice of Everything

WESTGROVE HOTEL

Clane, County Kildare

35 mins from Leopardstown

A friendly Hotel within easy walking distance of Bars and Shops. Quality Bedrooms, Food and Service with excellent leisure facilities. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 144 Bedrooms
  • Two Restaurant Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equippped Gym
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 159 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

MALDRON HOTEL

Merrion Road, Dublin 4

15 mins from Leopardstown

Ideally located on seafront in the upscale D4 area of the city. Bright and spacious rooms and great value for money. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • Rooms & Suites
  • Grill Restaurant
  • Room Service Available
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Beaches Close By
  • Dublin Hotel
  • Discounted Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 169 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

ROYAL MARINE HOTEL

Dun Loughaire, Dublin County

15 mins from Leopardstown

A sea-front Hotel within easy walking distance of Bars and Shops. Quality Bedrooms, Food and Service with excellent leisure facilities. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 340 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equippped Gym
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 179 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

LAWLORS HOTEL

30 mins from Leopardstown

A fabulous Hotel ideally located in Naas Town, with lots of bars and restaurants on your doorstep. Quality rooms, Great food and good service. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 138 Bedrooms
  • Three Dining Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Busy Bar
  • Random Inn Pub
  • Town Centre Hotel
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 179 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

MALDRON HOTEL

Pearse Street, Dublin City D2

25 mins from Leopardstown

Ideally located on Pearse Street, Dublin 2 in the heart of the City Centre within walking distance of many bars and nightlife. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.

  • 167 Bedrooms
  • One Restaurant Option
  • Room Service Available
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Attractions Close By
  • Dublin City Hotel
  • Discounted Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

SPENCER HOTEL

Dublin City, Dublin D2

20 mins from Leopardstown

Ideally located on the river liffey in Dublin City Centre. Bright and spacious rooms and great value for money. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • Suites & Bedrooms
  • Restaurant Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Attractions Close By
  • Dublin Hotel
  • Discounted Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on a minimum of 2 Guests sharing

TRINITY CITY HOTEL

Pearse Street, Dublin City D2

25 mins from Leopardstown

Ideally located in Dublin City Centre within easy walking distance of the city attractions, bars and restaurants only 25 mins from Leopardstown. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 262 Bedrooms
  • Casual & Fine Dining
  • Room Service
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Great Leisure Facilities
  • Dublin Hotel
  • Discounted Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

CLAYTON HOTEL

Enterprise Park, Leopardstown

5 mins from Leopardstown

Ideally located at Leopardstown within easy walking distance of Racecourse itself. THE place to sty for the Dublin Racing Festival. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.


  • 414 Bedrooms
  • Casual & Fine Dining
  • Room Service
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Airport Coach
  • Dublin Hotel
  • Discounted Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 199 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

RADISSON BLU HOTEL

St Helens, Dublin City D4

10 mins from Leopardstown

5* Luxury located close to the City Centre in the upscale D4 area with fabulous manicured gardens. A locals favorite for dining and entertaining. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Groups.

  • Rooms & Suites
  • Casual & Fine Dining
  • Room Service
  • Welcoming Bar
  • Airport Coach Route
  • Dublin Hotel
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 219 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

K CLUB HOTEL

Straffan, County Kildare

35 mins from Leopardstown

5* Luxury located in a beautiful county estate. One of Ireland's best known and luxurious Hotels with two Championship Golf Courses. Ideal for Singles, Couples and small groups.

  • 144 Bedrooms
  • Many Restaurant Options
  • Room Service Available
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fully Equippped Gym
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 239 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

CARTON HOUSE

Maynooth, County Kildare

35 mins from Leopardstown

5* Luxury located on a fabulous County Estate surrounded by two Championship Golf Courses. Ideal for Singles, Couples and Small Groups.

  • 180 Bedrooms
  • Three Restaurant Options
  • 24hr Room Service
  • Award Winning Spa
  • Leisure Centre
  • Championship Golf
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

From Only € 239 pp

Based on 2 Guests sharing

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Elevate Your Experience

The best way to enjoy the Dublin Racing Festival is to book a Hospitality package in one of the two dining locations at Leopardstown.The 1888 Restaurant is located on the level 2 of the main grandstand offering excellent views of the Parade ring on one side and the racecourse on the other. Packages here include a 3 course a la carte meal and reserved table for the day with race card.

The Molly Malone Banquet in the Leopardstown Pavilion also offers you reserved seating on tables of 10 and has a lively atmosphere with entertainment throughout the day. Enjoy a Buffet lunch and waiter served drinks and a free race card. Alternatively Premier Level Tickets are available giving you access to Level 3 of the grandstand with a reserved grandstand seat.

VIP Transport Options

Available All Days

If you are looking for a true VIP Dublin Racing Festival Experience then why not upgrade your package to include a VIP Transport Option. We can arrange great value Helicopter Transfers to and from the races, Chauffeur driven cars to and from the airport or to and from the races and even Private Jets to bring your group to Ireland for one of the best racing festivals around. Just let us know what you'd like to make your experience unique and exciting and we will deliver.

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