Day two treble sees Mullins land leading trainer prize at Dublin Racing Festival


Sunday, February 04, 2018
Mr Adjudicator

Mr Adjudicator and Paul Townend winning from Farclas and Jack Kennedy in the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) at Leopardstown 04.02.2018 Photo Alain Barr


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 Pat Keogh.

“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

It’s a new concept and is very exciting and we could not have been happier with the way year one has gone. 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. 

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