Festival Line-up Day 1

Leopardstown, Saturday 9th September 2023

World Class Racing

Day 1 features five Group Races including the world class Group 1 Royal Bahrain Irish Champion Stakes. Come and see the best Irish and international flat horses in action. 

drive, try & race - premium experience 

Come and celebrate an incredible weekend of sport under one roof at the Leopardstown Pavilion with our new and unique sports hospitality package featuring stars of Golf, Rugby and Racing! Join Shane Crosse, Eamonn Darcy and Sean Cronin to preview all the sports action of the day - Racing, Golf and the Rugby World Cup. Includes: admission, reserved table, afternoon BBQ, Tipster, all the sports on the big screen and live music after racing. €120 per person. View Package.


music line-up 

Hitmaker Mark McCabe will be headlining the entertainment at Leopardstown on Day 1, joined by Bazza Band and DJ Lance West who will keep the party going all day. Get ready to Sing-A-Long around the parade ring with your favourite classic tunes.

'from the horses mouth' expert panel  

Join us before racing, as Paddy Power panel will be previewing the sports of the day - with expert knowledge on top horse, golfers to follow and how Ireland will fare at the Rugby World Cup!

sports on screens  

For the sports fans! Don't miss any of the sporting action during racing, with Ireland Vs Romania, and the Irish Open on large screens around the enclosure and bars throughout the day.