Leopardstown racecourse is a leading international racecourse and entertainment venue, offering world-class horse racing and a great day out.  The Royal hotel is situated roughly 20 minutes drive from this great race Course.

Location and History

Located only six miles south of Dublin city centre, at the foot of the Dublin mountains, Leopardstown racecourse provides the fun and excitement of horse racing in a quality environment.

Completed in 1888, the racecourse was built by Captain George Quin and modelled on  Sandown Park Racecourse in England. The Horse Racing Board of Ireland (now Horse Racing Ireland) acquired Leopardstown in 1967. The track is situated in a 220 acre estate and is a left-handed oval track of one mile and six furlongs with an uphill finishing straight.

Race days at Leopardstown

Leopardstown hosts 23 race days including both National Hunt and Flat racing highlights. These include the famous Christmas Festival, January Jumps, the Irish Gold Cup and the Longines Irish Champions Weekend in September.

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown  takes place during the summer and features eight festival evenings of racing and music.

Ladies Days

Leopardstown also hosts a number of Ladies Days, the key dates being the Irish Gold Cup in February, the Longines Irish Champions Weekend in September and Lexus Day, which is the third day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.


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