Leopardstown racecourse

Leopardstown hosts over 22 meetings a year, providing a mix of National Hunt and Flat fixtures. The four-day Christmas Festival in December and the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup in February are the jumping highlights while the pick of the Flat are the Phoenix Stakes in August and the Irish Champion Stakes in September.

It is the nearest course to Dublin, being in Foxrock, just 6km from the city centre. The course is a left-handed oval of one mile and six furlongs with an uphill finish and racing began in 1888.

Address: Leopardstown Racecourse, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Republic of Ireland
Tel: 01 2890500
Admission: Grandstand €8-€10; Reserved Enclosure €10-€18; Private Seats €20-€30. OAP's/Students Half price to the Grandstand.
Road: The racecourse is 6 miles from Dublin city centre and a mile off the N11.
Rail: The nearest station is Blackrock DART.
Car park: Free parking for cars and coaches
Flat: A left-handed rectangular course of about 1m 6f with a run-in of three furlongs. It has sweeping bends and long straights which makes it ideal for long-striding galloping types. There is also a straight 6f course.
Jumps: A left-handed rectangle that extends for 1m6f with a run in of of 3f and an uphill finish. Its long straights and sweeping bends make it ideal for long striding gallopers. 7 hurdles and 9 fences per circuit.