The Leopardstown Christmas Hurdle takes place each during the Leopardstown Christmas Meeting in December. It is part of an exciting four days of race and betting as some of the finest horses from Ireland and Britain compete.
Betting interest in this race in particular is fierce as it is a Grade Two affair and it often attracts some very fine contenders from both Britain and Ireland. It is a three mile race and it is one of the features of the Leopardstown Meeting.
Irish trainers have enjoyed plenty of success in the race in recent years and that is well worth noting when considering the ante-post betting, while Commanche Court used victory in this race as a springboard for future success as he went on to win the Punchestown Gold Cup and the Irish Grand National.
Other Grade One races at the Leopardstown Christmas Meeting include:
|Sunday, 28th December 2014|
|1.50pm||Tip: Lieutenant Colonel (ew) @ 4/1 (1st)||Betting Preview|
Odds will appear here when available...
Will appear here when available...
|1st||5. Lieutenant Colonel||B J Cooper||Ms S Hughes||4/1|
|2nd||4. Jetson||D N Russell||Mrs J Harrington||5/1|
|3rd||6. Monksland||P Carberry||N Meade||7/1|
|2001||Bannow Bay||Christy Roche|
|2002||Limestone Lad||James Bowe|
|2004||Emotional Moment||Tom Taaffe|
|2006||Celestial Wave||Adrian Maguire|
|2007||Sweet Kiln||Michael Bowe|
|2008||Catch Me||Edward O'Grady|
|2011||Voler La Vedette||Colm Murphy|
|2014||Lieutenant Colonel||Sandra Hughes|
The Leopardstown Christmas Meeting offers a wealth of betting opportunities as the Irish racecourse hosts a thrilling four days of national hunt horse racing. There are several Grade One races each day and some of the top names from Ireland and Britain will be in attendance.
Several of the races will provide important pointers for where horses are at in their preparation for the Cheltenham Festival in March and you can find out more about the meeting and the individual races at our dedicated Christmas Meeting page.....
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