2021 Dublin Racing Festival Tips, News and Schedule


The Dublin Racing Festival has been a hugely popular creation since it's creation in 2018. For two days, Ireland's finest National Hunt horses will gather at Leopardstown racecourse, and do battle in a range of top-quality races. 

Prestigious prizes like the Irish Champion Hurdle and the Irish Gold Cup will be handed out. Several important novice races will also be run during the Dublin Racing Festival, as well as some lucrative handicaps and a couple of top quality bumpers.

Runners who impress at Leopardstown over this weekend will often go on to run in the biggest races at the Cheltenham Festival, which takes place four weeks later.

2021 Dublin Racing Festival Dates

The 2021 Dublin Racing Festival will start on Saturday 6th February, and end on Sunday 7th February.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year's Dublin Racing Festival will take place behind closed doors.

Dublin Racing Festival Day One Card

Time
Title
12:55pm Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m6f
1:25pm Ladbrokes Dublin Chase (Grade 1) 2m
2:00pm ERSG Arkle Novice' Chase (Grade 1) 2m1f
2:35pm Matheson Handicap Chase (Grade B) 2m1f
3:10pm Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m
3:45pm Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) 2m
4:20pm Future Stars Flat Race (Grade 2) 2m

Dublin Racing Festival Day One Tips

Day one of the Dublin Racing Festival is headlined by the Irish Champion Hurdle, as race which has been won by greats like Hurricane Fly and Istabraq during its history. Three further Grade Ones will be handed out at Leopardstown on Saturday, including the Dublin Chase, the Irish Arkle and the Nathaniel Lacy.

Our through the card tips for day one of the Dublin Racing Festival will be published when the final fields have been confirmed.

Dublin Racing Festival Day Two Card

Time
Title
12:55pm Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) 2m2f
1:25pm Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m
1:55pm Chanelle Pharma Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m
2:30pm William Fry Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) 3m
3:00pm Flogas Novice Chase (Grade 1) 2m5f
3:30pm Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1) 3m
4:00pm Leopardstown Handicap Chase (Grade A) 2m5f
4:35pm Mare's Flat Race (Grade 2) 2m

Dublin Racing Festival Day Two Tips

The second and concluding day at Leopardstown also features four Grade One races, with the feature being the Irish Gold Cup. Juveniles will fight for supremacy in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle, while the Chanelle Pharma and Flogas Novices' Chase will also be on the line.

We'll cover every race on day two of the Dublin Racing Festival when betting markets are opened for all eight races.