With the Dublin Racing Festival dominating the first weekend of February’s National Hunt racing calendar, we take a look at all the feature races you can expect to see throughout the course of the month.

There’s even some top class all-weather action taking place in February too, with lots of sports betting opportunities available.

February 4th 2023 

Leopardstown

  • The Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle (Grade 1).

  • The Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • The Goffs Arkle Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1)

  • The Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1)

  • The I.N.H. (C&G) Flat Race (Grade 2)

Wetherby

  • Towton Novices' Chase (Grade 2)

Sandown

  • Scilly Isles Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

February 5th 2023 

Leopardstown

  • The Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1)

  • The Dublin Steeplechase (Grade 1)

  • The Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • The Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • The Coolmore N.H. Sires ‘Santiago’ Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 2)

February 11th 2023

Newbury

  • Denman Chase (Grade 2)

  • Game Spirit Chase (Grade 2)

  • Betfair Hurdle (Premier Handicap)

Naas

  • Opera Hat Mares Chase (Listed)

February 12th 2023

Navan

  • Boyne Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Ten Up Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)

February 16th 2023

Clonmel

  • Powerstown Novice Hurdle (Grade 3)

February 18th 2023

Ascot

  • Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

  • Ascot Chase (Grade 1)

Haydock

  • Rendlesham Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Grand National Trial Chase (Premier Handicap)

  • Albert Bartlett Prestige Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

Wincanton

  • Kingwell Hurdle

Gowran

  • Red Mills Chase (Grade 2)

  • Red Mills Trial Hurdle (Grade 3)

February 19th 2023

Punchestown

  • Apples Jade Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed)

  • Grand National Trial Handicap Chase

February 22nd 2023

Punchestown

  • Quevega Mares Hurdle

February 23rd 2023

Thurles

  • Michael Purcell Novices Hurdle (Grade 3)

February 25th 2023

Kempton

  • Adonis Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Pendil Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)

  • Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Coral Trophy Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)

Fairyhouse

  • Bobbyjo Chase Grade 3

  • Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle Grade 3

Lingfield

  • Winter Derby Stakes (Group 3)

  • Hever Sprint Stakes (Listed)

February 26th 2023

Naas

  • Johnstown Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • Nas Na Riogh Novice Handicap Chase 

  • Newlands Chase (Grade 3)

February’s Antepost suggestions:

  • Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice Hurdle: Sandor Clegane (E/W @ 13/2)

  • Spring Juvenile Hurdle: Lossiemouth (WIN @ 8/13)

  • Irish Arkle: Banbridge (E/W @ 11/2)

  • Irish Gold Cup: Conflated (E/W @ 8/1)

  • Novice Steeplechase: Flame Bearer (E/W @14/1)

  • Dublin Chase: Blue Lord (WIN @ 8/11 in our live betting)

  • Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle: Facile Vega (WIN @ 2/5)

  • Irish Champion Hurdle: Honeysuckle (WIN @ 5/2)

  • Betfair Hurdle: Teddy Blue (E/W 16/1) & No Ordinary Joe (E/W @ 10/1)


*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*

 

FIRST PUBLISHED: 16th January 2023

About the Author
By
Steve Mullington

Steven is a sports and horse racing enthusiast and is a member of the Horseracing Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) in the United Kingdom.

He is a regular visitor to Paris Longchamp for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and a lifelong fan of the Aintree Grand National, a subject he writes about 52 weeks of the year. Last year he reached the impressive milestone of attending the last 30 renewals of the Grand National.