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Tue 26 Dec 2017

Christmas Festival Day 1

Featured Event

The jumps racing festivities beginning the day after Christmas is much akin to a shining toy found beneath the tree on Christmas day. It is a reason to continue the winter celebrations, and a trip to Leopardstown is a tradition upheld by legions. For many, the Christmas racing festival is more eagerly anticipated than the event of Christmas itself. Leopardstown certainly delivers the presents, offering a shiny trophy in the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase as the first of seven Grade 1 races over the 4 day festival. This present is warmly wrapped with the high class venue, fantastic post-racing entertainment and gourmet food & beverages that Leopardstown has to offer.

Wed 27 Dec 2017

Christmas Festival Day 2

Featured Event

Day two of the festival achieves what may seem impossible after the top class exhibit of day one by further increasing the exhilaration for racing fans. Two consecutive grade 1 races are held in both disciplines of National Hunt, showcasing the best of steeplechasers and hurdlers abilities in the Paddy Power sponsored ‘Cashcard Steeplechase’ and ‘Champions Novice Hurdle’. The feature race of the day, the ‘Paddy Power Steeplechase’ (Grade B) is highly competitive, as it is the most valuable race on the card at €190,000 in prize money. A jam packed day of top quality racing is complimented by the hugely popular ticketing packages and bundles offered by Leopardstown Racecourse.

Thu 28 Dec 2017

Christmas Festival Day 3

Featured Event

Day three of the festival is renowned as the most prestigious day of the festival, and the illustrious Lexus Chase is fittingly complimented by the Ladies Day grandeur. Elegant individuals put their best foot forward in pursuit for the ultimate compliment of the ‘Best Dressed’ title. Some may argue that the two legged style competitors are as strongly pitted on the stage as the four legged competitors are on the track. The racing on this day attracts enthusiasts from all over Ireland and Britain, The Lexus Chase is a key race in the National Hunt calendar and is on the pathway for many horses aiming for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Fri 29 Dec 2017

Christmas Festival Day 4

Featured Event

The final day of the festival is certainly ending on a high note, as Leopardstown showcases a live concert after a day of exciting racing, featuring the Ryanair Hurdle. Ryanair day is a favourite for families, as Leopardstown is an exciting venue appealing to both young and old and there are lots of family focused activities available free of charge. There is no better way to kick off the New Year’s Celebrations than at Leopardstown Racecourse, where the atmosphere is unparalleled and a winter day bounds with energy and excitement from the crowds.

Recommended Packages

Hotel and tickets ...

Day 1 Court Yard Hotel Overnight Package

Tue 26 Dec 2017 - Wed 27 Dec 2017

  • Grandstand General Admission

    The Racing Post Day - Tuesday

  • Court Yard Hotel

from
£99.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


General enclosure ticket offers you access to the entire racecourse enclosure. This includes the lower level of the Grandstand.

Upgrade to premium level access - Supplement £33 per person

This includes:

  • Admission to the Race Course.
  • A Reserved Seat in the Grandstand with Panoramic views of the Race Course.
  • Access to the Circle Lounge Area.

Hotel information


Built on the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire, the hotel offers old world charm, beautiful original stone work with contemporary design in a setting that is as picturesque as a pint settling. The Court Yard Hotel truly is Kildare's best kept secret.

Arthur Guinness is legendary for his pint and the Court Yard Hotel is legendary for it's 4* comfort, exquisite dining, the famous courtyard and of course 'The Black Stuff' in Arthur's Bar.

Situated in the heart of Leixlip, Co. Kildare and just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.

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Day 2 Court Yard Hotel Overnight Package

Wed 27 Dec 2017 - Thu 28 Dec 2017

  • Grandstand General Admission

    Paddy Power Chase - Wednesday

  • Court Yard Hotel

from
£99.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


General enclosure ticket offers you access to the entire racecourse enclosure. This includes the lower level of the Grandstand.

Upgrade to premium level access - Supplement £33 per person

This includes:

  • Admission to the Race Course.
  • A Reserved Seat in the Grandstand with Panoramic views of the Race Course.
  • Access to the Circle Lounge Area.

Hotel information


Built on the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire, the hotel offers old world charm, beautiful original stone work with contemporary design in a setting that is as picturesque as a pint settling. The Court Yard Hotel truly is Kildare's best kept secret.

Arthur Guinness is legendary for his pint and the Court Yard Hotel is legendary for it's 4* comfort, exquisite dining, the famous courtyard and of course 'The Black Stuff' in Arthur's Bar.

Situated in the heart of Leixlip, Co. Kildare and just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.

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Day 3 Court Yard Hotel Overnight Package

Thu 28 Dec 2017 - Fri 29 Dec 2017

  • Grandstand General Admission

    The Lexus Chase - Thursday

  • Court Yard Hotel

from
£99.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


General enclosure ticket offers you access to the entire racecourse enclosure. This includes the lower level of the Grandstand.

Upgrade to premium level access - Supplement £33 per person

This includes:

  • Admission to the Race Course.
  • A Reserved Seat in the Grandstand with Panoramic views of the Race Course.
  • Access to the Circle Lounge Area.

Hotel information


Built on the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire, the hotel offers old world charm, beautiful original stone work with contemporary design in a setting that is as picturesque as a pint settling. The Court Yard Hotel truly is Kildare's best kept secret.

Arthur Guinness is legendary for his pint and the Court Yard Hotel is legendary for it's 4* comfort, exquisite dining, the famous courtyard and of course 'The Black Stuff' in Arthur's Bar.

Situated in the heart of Leixlip, Co. Kildare and just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.

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Day 4 Court Yard Hotel Overnight Package

Fri 29 Dec 2017 - Sat 30 Dec 2017

  • Grandstand General Admission

    Ryanair Day - Friday

  • Court Yard Hotel

from
£99.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Ticket information


General enclosure ticket offers you access to the entire racecourse enclosure. This includes the lower level of the Grandstand.

Upgrade to premium level access - Supplement £33 per person

This includes:

  • Admission to the Race Course.
  • A Reserved Seat in the Grandstand with Panoramic views of the Race Course.
  • Access to the Circle Lounge Area.

Hotel information


Built on the original site where Arthur Guinness created his brewing empire, the hotel offers old world charm, beautiful original stone work with contemporary design in a setting that is as picturesque as a pint settling. The Court Yard Hotel truly is Kildare's best kept secret.

Arthur Guinness is legendary for his pint and the Court Yard Hotel is legendary for it's 4* comfort, exquisite dining, the famous courtyard and of course 'The Black Stuff' in Arthur's Bar.

Situated in the heart of Leixlip, Co. Kildare and just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport.

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Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

General enclosure tickets give you access to the entire racecourse enclosure. This includes the lower level of the Grandstand.

Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin 18, D18 C9V6
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Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

Public Transport Leopardstown is ideally located on the outskirts of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, and therefore benefits from ample public transport options.

BY LUAS The LUAS offers a regular service from St. Stephen’s Green to Sandyford that takes about 20 minutes. The racecourse is only a short walk from the Sandyford station and Leopardstown also provide a complimentary shuttle bus service on race days. The bus service runs 30 minutes prior to gate opening times until 30 minutes after the bars on site close. This service runs from car park A on the Leopardstown Road.

BY DART There is a limited complimentary shuttle bus operating from Blackrock DART station to Leopardstown on selected race days. Priority will be given to patrons who have purchased a Race and Rail ticket on Leopardstown.com. although if there is room – the bus will accommodate your group. Please check our website in advance of travel for operating dates and times. Leopardstown Racecourse will be operating a complimentary return shuttle bus for this facility also.

FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT Dublin Airport is about an hour's drive from Leopardstown racetrack. Aircoach operates a regular bus service between Dublin Airport and Burton Hall Road which is adjacent to the entrance to Leopardstown racecourse. There are also regular bus services into the city centre from the Airport.

By Car Leopardstown is very accessible by car, easily accessed from the M50 motorway and offers complimentary car parking.
From the M50: take exit 15 and cross the flyover, following the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse. From Dublin city centre: Take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the southeast, past Stillorgan. Turn right at traffic lights onto Leopardstown Road R113 signposted Leopardstown. Continue straight and Leopardstown's entrance is on the left just before the traffic lights in front of the roundabout.

Parking

Leopardstown boasts ample car parking and car park transport, all of which are complimentary. There are two entrances for cars to Leopardstown Racecourse on racedays.

The first entrance is off Leopardstown Road, near the junction linking Leopardstown Park Hospital, Leopardstown Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate and Brewery Road. The second entrance is off the M50 at junction 15 (Carrickmines). Shuttle buses transport patrons to and from the car parks free of charge for the entirety of the race day until the official close of the racecourse grounds.

Dress Codes

What to wear

From Couture to comfort, Leopardstown Racecourse embraces the diverse style desires of their patrons.Glamour appears at Leopardstown as regularly as the horses, with stylish racegoers dressing to impress each race day. Leopardstown celebrates this by hosting numerous ladies days and style awards, offering opportunities for the most fashionable individuals to display their style in the spotlight.You will also see plenty of horse racing fans in practical, smart-casual clothing. While there is no strict dress code at Leopardstown Racecourse, smart-casual attire is recommended.

Racecourse Information

The History

Leopardstown racecourse is located on the outskirts of the Irish capital, and is six miles south of Dublin city centre. This puts the venue in a prime location for access via public transport and personal vehicles alike. The racecourse itself was completed in 1888, modelled onSandown Park racecourse in Surrey, England. Today, the racecourse is owned by Horse Racing Ireland having purchased the site in 1967.

The track is situated on a 220 acre estate and runs as a left-handed oval track of one mile and six furlongs with an uphill finishing straight.. Leopardstown hosts several top class festivals and race meetings including the highest rated turf race in the world, QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes in September, the Leopardstown Christmas Festival in December and a newly announced National Hunt Festival taking place on the 3rd and 4th of February, which features The Irish Champion Hurdle on Saturday and The Irish Gold Cup on the Sunday of the festival. In the summer months, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown is a summer racing festival held on eight Thursday evenings, featuring live concerts after every race day. It is a prime destination that opens its doors for fantastic race days all year round.