Cashel Palace Hotel To Sponsor 2024 Derby Trial Stakes At Leopardstown

By Robert McHugh
Cashel Palace Hotel To Sponsor 2024 Derby Trial Stakes At Leopardstown

The Cashel Palace Hotel has been named as the official sponsor of the Group 3 Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown Racecourse.

The mile-and-two-furlong contest for three-year-olds will take place on Sunday, 12 May 2024.

It serves as a precursor to Group One and Classic success with its role of honour including subsequent Epsom Derby winners Sinndar, Galileo and High Chaparral along with four-time Ascot Gold Cup winner Yeats and ‘Arc’ hero Dylan Thomas.

Prestigious Event

"We are delighted with this inaugural opportunity to sponsor the Derby Trial Stakes and it is an honour to partner with Leopardstown Racecourse for this prestigious event," said Adriaan Bartels, general manager at Cashel Palace Hotel.

"We are very much looking forward to representing Cashel Palace Hotel on the day, meeting our fellow spectators and making new friends within the racing world."


The team at Cashel Palace Hotel say the event promises to be an unforgettable occasion for racing enthusiasts, industry professionals, and hotel guests.

New Dimension

“We are delighted to welcome Cashel Palace Hotel as the sponsor of the Derby Trial Stakes," said Tim Husbands, CEO Leopardstown Racecourse.

"Their support and partnership will add a new dimension to this event and further enhance the experience for participants and spectators alike.

"We would also like to congratulate them for their recently received Michelin Star.”

The Bishop’s Buttery

The Cashel Palace Hotel’s fine dining restaurant The Bishop’s Buttery received a Michelin Star in February.

Set within a regal manor dating back to 1732, and with views of the Rock of Cashel, the property has seen restoration work performed in recent years.