Hold onto your hats horse racing fans as it’s the Dublin Racing Festival 2023 this weekend with two days of high-quality National Hunt action. So, let’s look at the Dublin Racing Festival race times and full Leopardstown running order, so you know what races to have on your radar.
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Dublin Racing Festival 2023 Sees Eight Grade One Races
This weekend will see two days of some of the best National Hunt horse racing of the season as the popular Dublin Racing Festival will be grabbing the headlines.
Over Saturday and Sunday there are 15 races to look out for with four Grade One contests on each day. With many star horses in action too – most of which are from the Willie Mullins stable – the two days of action will also provide us with a stack of Cheltenham Festival clues.
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Dublin Racing Festival: Saturday 4th February 2023
Seven races on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival that sees four Grade One races.
The current Triumph Hurdle favourite Lossiemouth will be all the rage in the Spring Hurdle (1:55) as she looks to enhance her growing reputation. We’ve also got the Irish Arkle (2:30) that could see a clash between the Mullins pair Dysart Dynamo and Appreciate It.
Fascile Mode is a potential star of the future on show in the bumper (4:40), but the big draw on the opening day is the ante-post Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Galopin Des Champs, who will be a warm order in the Irish Gold Cup (3:05).
- 1:20 – Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors “50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff” Nov Hurdle (Grade 1) (5yo+) 2m6f RTV
- 1:55 – Donohue Marquees Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo) 2m RTV
- 2:30 – Goffs Irish Arkle Novice Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+) 2m1f RTV
- 3:05 – Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1) (5yo+) 3m RTV
- 3:40 – Race And Stay At Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) (4yo+ 0-150) 3m RTV
- 4:10 – Sandyford Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+ 0-150) 2m1f RTV
- 4:40 – Future Stars (C & G) I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 2) (4-7yo) 2m RTV
Dublin Racing Festival: Sunday 5th February 2023
As the action moves into Sunday the level of racing doesn’t drop with another four Grade One prizes up for grabs – the first of those is the Ladbrokes Novice Chase (1:40).
The Dublin Chase (2:10) will give racing fans to see Blue Lord back on the track – he’s one of the big fancies for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, so a win on Sunday will see his odds shorten for that day two feature.
The unbeaten Facile Vega, who is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle favourite, is another that punters will have in a lot of doubles, trebles and accas – he goes in the Tattersalls Ireland Novices Hurdle (3:40), but all eyes will be on the three-time Irish Champion Hurdle (3:10) winner Honeysuckle, who lost her unbeaten record last time out, and takes on the classy State Man.
- 1:10 – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) (4yo+) 2m1½f RTV
- 1:40 – Ladbrokes Novice Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+) 2m5f RTV
- 2:10 – Ladbrokes Dublin Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+) 2m1f RTV
- 2:40 – Bulmers Handicap Chase (Grade A) (5yo+) 2m5f RTV
- 3:10 – Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+) 2m RTV
- 3:40 – Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle (Grade 1) (5yo+) 2m RTV
- 4:10 – Liffey Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) (4yo+ 0-150) 2m RTV
- 4:40 – Coolmore N.H. Sires “Santiago” Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 2) (4-7yo) 2m RTV
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