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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Dublin Racing Festival

This year
# February bank holiday
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Last year
# Dublin Racing Festival
Johnny Ward: Elliott and Russell pull off Gold Cup shock but casual racegoers may feel short-changed
Eight high-quality races were enough to keep racing diehards engaged, but huge queues for food and drink in Leopardstown may give others second thoughts.
# Dublin Racing Festival
Gordon Elliott outsider Conflated causes major upset in Irish Gold Cup
Leopardstown delight for Elliott and Russell as 18/1 shot lands Saturday’s big prize.
# Dublin Racing Festival
Blue Lord edges dramatic Irish Arkle, Vauban powers to Spring Juvenile victory
Willie Mullins continued his incredible record at the Dublin Racing Festival by winning the first three races at Leopardstown.
# William Hill
5 bets to consider as crowds return for the Dublin Racing Festival
Johnny Ward shares his picks ahead of the meeting at Leopardstown this weekend.
All time
# going online
Johnny Ward: Many bookmakers are afraid that the game is up
The life of the bookmaker has been hit hard by Covid-19.
# Predictions
Donn McClean: Delta Work a serious prospect for Cheltenham Gold Cup despite losing Jack Kennedy
The Gordon Elliott-trained horse stormed to victory at the Dublin Racing Festival.
# High praise
'Freak' Faugheen sparks tears of joy on magical day at Leopardstown
Willie Mullins was full of praise for ‘one of the most special winners’ he has seen.
# Dublin Racing Festival
Faugheen steals the show at Leopardstown while Delta Work lands Gold Cup success for Elliott
Asterion Forlonge and A Wave Of The Sea also secured victories on a busy day of racing.
# Fairyhouse
Johnny Ward: Sunshine, gales and Honeysuckle's reign on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival
The queen still reigns, but after answering every call in the big race she nearly left as many questions as answers.
# Winning
Notebook wins brilliant renewal of the Arkle at Leopardstown and joy for Chacun Pour Soi
Earlier Latest Exhibition won the opener for trainer Paul Nolan and jockey Bryan Cooper.
# column
Donn McClean: So many questions ahead of fascinating weekend at Dublin Racing Festival
Will it be Chacun Pour Soi or A Plus Tard?
# Dublin Racing Festival
Irish Gold Cup winner returns as Grade 1 Leopardstown entries confirmed
The Dublin Racing Festival takes place on the weekend of 1-2 February.
# column
How d'you like them Apple's? Gordon Elliott right to eye Champion Hurdle after Dublin victory
Donn McClean reflects on an incident-packed weekend at Leopardstown, where Apple’s Jade showed her class. .
# Review
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week
We look back on a busy few days of sporting action.
# Tipping
Willie Mullins-trained Melon the obvious danger to rampant Apple's Jade
Can Apple’s Jade transfer the form she has shown over longer distances to the minimum trip?
# column
Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance
The 26-year-old has had to deal with losing the Gigginstown job but retirements will leave a gap to fill and he’s as good as anyone else left, writes Johnny Ward.
# Fingers crossed
Leopardstown on course to beat the weather as cards in Britain continue to fall
However, officials have announced the running order will be amended on Saturday.
# Dublin Racing Festival
'Whenever I see a bit of white railing, I get a buzz': The man who makes it all happen at Leopardstown
In the first episode of our Humans of Horse Racing series, we meet the course’s operations manager David Attwood.
# Sizing John
2017 Gold Cup winner to miss Leopardstown this weekend due to the ground
Sizing John’s much anticipated return has been further delayed.
# Capital gains
5 horses that could light up the Dublin Racing Festival next week
There’s an intriguing couple of days in store at Leopardstown.
# Horse Racing
Apple's Jade 'very doubtful' to take a shot at Cheltenham Champion Hurdle
Gigginstown star’s next target will be the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown next month.
# Dublin Racing Festival
Big shock at Leopardstown as Joseph O'Brien's 'Miracle Horse' wins Irish Gold Cup
Edwulf nearly died at Cheltenham last year.
# Super Saturday
Supasundae edges out Faugheen to win Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown
Footpad and Tower Bridge won the other Grade One races today.
# ruby ruby ruby
'You can ride with an arm and a half, but you need two legs'
Ruby Walsh on missing out on this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival and what he expects from Faugheen.
# working on a dream
'I'd skip school whenever I could to go racing. I think my mother got sick of writing absent notes for me'
Cheltenham winner Lisa O’Neill speaks to The42 ahead of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival this weekend.