Attendance & Betting Figures At Leopardstown

Thu 27th Dec 2012, 16:36

Attendance & bookmaker turnover both down at Leopardstown but Tote up
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By Alan Magee
The attendance on Paddy Power Chase day at Leopardstown, day two of the four-day Christmas Festival meeting, was down over 8% at 15,130 compared to 16,507 on the same day 12 months ago.

The Tote showed a big increase of nearly 19% with the aggregate of €568,164 up over 90,000 on last year.

However the picture in the betting ring was far from healthy, with the turnover down over 24% at €997,495 as against €1,314,447 last year.

Betting Advice For Cheltenham

The excitement generated by the Cheltenham Festival alone makes it the foremost annual horse racing event in the UK, let alone the British National Hunt season. With origins that go back to the mid-nineteenth century, there are no signs that the popularity of this spectacular festival of racing are diminishing here or in the UK. If anything, the live television coverage it now has brings it to an even wider audience today than it has ever enjoyed before. Betting still remains an important part of the festival for many who attend and the 2017 event will be no exception. If you are looking to place a sporting wager or two on the races at Cheltenham, then you might like to consider the following factors before deciding where to put your money.

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