Events at the Racecourse
The racecourse holds many horse racing events each year including the following favourites:
The Gold Cup
The Gold Cup takes place February 3rd and is a real highlight of Irish horse racing. With seventeen jumps and the cream of the crop in racing horses, it is always a fun day out for a horse racing enthusiast!
Family fun day
Take the kids for free to this family race day in May and enjoy a family day out full of horses, excitement and fun child-friendly activities. Check out our family rooms for a family weekend!
In April, the legendary Spin Student Race day takes places in Leopardstown. With free concerts, horse racing, a fashion competition and great entertainment, it’s the biggest student event of the year. Be sure to book your tickets in advance, as this event sells out very fast!
The Champions weekend
The Longines Irish Champions Weekend in September celebrates everything that we love so much about the Leopardstown races: the very best of horse racing, fashion and music. If you are planning to attend this event, you’re in for a real treat. And don’t forget your hat, because you may be in for a chance to win the Champion Hat Competition.
Bulmers Live Festival
In the mood for racing and music on a hot summer night? Then the weekly Bulmers Live Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse may be exactly what you’re looking for! With a fabulous line-up of musicians and jockeys, it makes for a great night out. Don’t worry about getting back home, it’s only a short walk back to your room at the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown!
The Dublin Racing Festival
The Dublin Racing Festival takes place on the 2nd & 3rd of February and encompasses all that the city has to offer over the weekend. Enjoy the culture, music, fashion, food and racing with an atmosphere that can only be found in Dublin’s fair city. Children may attend free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult.
Directions from Clayton Hotel Leopardstown
Just 5-10 minute walk from Leopardstown Racecourse, Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is the perfect place to stay. For certain packages, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the racecourse. Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is located on the M50 and within easy reach of all the major road networks including, M1, N7, N11.
The hotel is also close to the RDS, which hosts the Dublin Horse Show.