Trainer Willie Mullins saddled seven winners across the
inaugural Dublin Racing Festival and along with jockey Paul Townend, finished
the weekend as the Lep Inn-sponsored leading trainer and jockey.
Mullins saddled a Grade 1 winner each day with Mr Adjudicator
on Sunday adding to Footpad’s impressive opening day success.
There were also two Grade 1 wins for Joseph O’Brien at the
Dublin Racing Festival, and one each for Gordon Elliott, Jessica Harrington and
Henry De Bromhead.
Attendance on day two was 12,031, giving a combined two-day
attendance for the Dublin Racing Festival of 26,136.
“It’s a new concept and is very exciting and we could not
have been happier with the way year one has gone,” said Leopardstown chief executive
“So much thanks is due to the owners and trainers who supported
the festival with the very best of their horses, because the quality on the
track was phenomenal.
“The contribution of the sponsors is hugely significant
because it is their support and generosity that has allowed us build this
festival and the prizefund.
“And most importantly I would like to thank the thousands of
people who turned up and enjoyed the Dublin Racing Festival this weekend. The
support we have received from people in the locality, from all over Ireland,
and from Britain, has been fantastic.”
Bookmaker turnover: €1,038,306
Tote aggregate: €595,833