The Twelve Days of Christmas would not be the same without the Four Days of Leopardstown. The Leopardstown Christmas Festival takes place from 26th to 29th December and it is a not to be missed highlight of the Irish racing and social calendar. It offers you National Hunt racing at its best. Featuring seven Grade 1 races, this is world class theatre where the best horses, jockeys, owners and trainers compete against each other.
The Leopardstown Christmas Festival attracts people from Ireland, the UK and beyond. They converge on the Dublin racetrack for four days after Christmas to savour the drama, excitement and buzz of the festival.
The 28th December, is one of the most prestigious races in the calendar. This is also Ladies Day where winter racing fashion has an elegance and style quite different to the other seasons. You won't go hungry or thirsty at Leopardstown! Continue your Christmas celebrations by exploring our great selection of bars and restaurants.
To Win our competiton prize of 2 Winter Warmers (includes Christmas cocktail on arrival, three course lunch, tipster, tote betting facilities and MC) and an overnight stay including breakfast in the Sandymount Hotel at Aviva Stadium on 28th December, simply answer the question below.
Nominations for the 2015 annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards have been announced with the likes of Champion Hurdle hero Faugheen, his trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh all among the contenders.
Horse Racing Ireland has announced that a replacement meeting will take place at Punchestown on Thursday December 10.
Fresh from his excellent treble at Navan last Sunday, trainer Gordon Elliott is bidding for more glory at the Fairyhouse Winter Festival this weekend. His charge, No More Heroes, an impressive winner of his only start over fences at Punchestown last month, is sure to be a leading player in the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase, one of three Grade 1 races on Sunday.
Gold Cup winner Coneygree has been ruled out of Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup after failing to sparkle in a schooling session on Tuesday.
Last season's Champion Bumper winner Moon Racer has suffered a setback which will keep him out of action until the spring.
First Lieutenant is set to compete in his second Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.
Jim Dreaper launches a three-pronged attack on Sedgefield on Tuesday headed by Cerca Trova in the Betfred 'Be Part Of The Action' Handicap Chase.
Peace And Co and My Tent Or Yours are pencilled in to make their respective returns in the StanJames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham on December 12.
Former jockey Darren Egan has been disqualified with immediate effect after being found guilty of corruption charges by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority.
Liam Kenny looks to have an exciting prospect on his hands in the shape of A Rated, who made all to win the opener at Lingstown point-to-point yesterday, the Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham & Ascot Sales Maiden Race for four-year-olds.
Vroum Vroum Mag could bid to take the next step of her burgeoning career in the Apollobet Mares' Chase at Carlisle on Sunday.
Vaniteux put in a foot-perfect round of jumping on his way to landing an impressive success in the Starlight Novices' Chase at Kempton.
Morello Royale gained some valuable black type after springing a surprise in Kempton's OLBG Mares' Hurdle.
Wicklow Brave and Identity Thief have been supplemented for the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at the confirmation stage.
Willie Mullins has left three in at the five-day stage for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday,
Rubi Light is set to run at Cheltenham or Navan next month following his excellent effort behind Sir Des Champs at Thurles last week.
Leopardstown Racecourse will start work early in the New Year on the next phase of the overall redevelopment of the venue, adding a new restaurant in addition to bar, betting and entertainment areas for racegoers.
Sara Bradstock reports it to be "all systems go" for Coneygree's intended appearance in the Hennessy Gold Cup next Saturday after delighting connections in a crucial Sunday gallop.
Leading owner Barry Connell has confirmed Cheltenham Festival hero Martello Tower will remain over hurdles this season.
3.00 Umberto D'olivate
12.20 Mubrook , Morning Time , Wymeswold
12.50 Girly Girl
2.20 Morning With Ivan
12.10 Peace Lilly
2.10 Orinocco , Miss Giler
There was plenty to like about Chicago Fall's impressive course and distance victory 12 days ago, and the daughter of Dark Angel bids to extend her winning sequence in the Irishinjuredjockeys.com Rated Race at Dundalk.
Gordon Elliott saddled a one-two in the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan, with Riverside City denying Georges Conn.
Monksland made a smooth transition to fences in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase at Gowran Park.
Taglietelle made a triumphant return to the level in the Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap under the lights at Dundalk.
Sir Des Champs returned from nearly two years off the track with a victory in the Boomerang Animal Bedding And Boomerang Horse & Country Store Chase at Thurles.