The Leopardsown Christmas Meeting offers a four day feast of national hunt horse racing and betting. It takes place each year from boxing day at the Leopardstown racecourse in Ireland and it features some of the leading contenders from Irish and British horse racing.
There are a number of Grade One races during the four day meeting and each day is an exciting spectacle in its own right.
The opening day of the meeting is the Racing Post Novice Chase Day and previous winners of the day's Grade One feature include the likes of Sizing Europe, Moscow Flyer and Realt Dubh, and there will be a wealth of future talent on show again this year.
Day two is Paddy Power Day, which includes the Grade One Paddy Power Dial-a-bet Chase, which has been won in the past by Moscow Flyer, as well as the Paddy Power Handicap Chase and the Paddy Power Future Champions Novices Hurdle.
Day three is Lexus Day and this is one of the most popular days of betting in the UK and Ireland as it features the Lexus Chase, which has been won in the past by Denman, Best Mate and Imperial Call, which highlights the value of the race as they are all Cheltenham Gold Cup winners.
The final day of the meeting is the Istabraq Festival Hurdle day and a host of Champion Hurdle contenders will compete in the Grade One hurdle.
Click on the race link for race information, past winners, betting news and the latest odds.
|Friday 26th December|
|12:15||Bewleys Hotel Maiden Hurdle||1st. Alvisio Ville||1/2F|
|12:50||Thornton's Recycling Maiden Hurdle||1st. Rock On The Moor||12/1|
|13:20||Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2)||1st. Fiscal Focus||33/1|
|13:50||Cardinal Capital Handicap Hurdle||1st. Westerners Son||16/1|
|14:20||Racing Post Handicap Chase||1st. Forty Foot Tom||10/1|
|14:55||Racing Post Novice Chase (Grade 1)||1st. Clarcam||8/1|
|15:25||Donahue Marquees Flat Race||1st. Space Cadet||13/2|
|Saturday 27th December|
|12:20||Paddy Power 3YO Maiden Hurdle||1st. Theophilus||4/1|
|12:50||Paddy Power Maiden Hurdle||1st. Blair Perrone||10/1|
|13:20||Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase (Grade 1)||1st. Twinlight||16/1|
|13:50||Future Champions Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)||1st. Sizing John||11/1|
|14:20||Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle||1st. Shantou Ed||8/1|
|14:55||Paddy Power Chase (Grade B)||1st. Living Next Door||20/1|
|15:30||Paddy Power IPad App Flat Race||1st. Russian Bill||7/1|
|Sunday 28th December|
|12:20||At The Races Maiden Hurdle||1st. Identity Thief?||7/4|
|12:50||Pertemps Handicap Hurdle||1st. Usuel Smurfer||20/1|
|13:20||Ballymaloe Beginners Chase||1st. Le Vent D'Antan||7/4F|
|13:50||Christmas Hurdle (Grade 1)||1st. Lieutenant Colonel||4/1|
|14:20||Star Christmas Rated Hurdle||1st. Shemshal||4/1F|
|14:55||Lexus Chase (Grade 1)||1st. Road To Riches||4/1|
|15:30||Thorntons Recycling INH Flat Race||1st. Up For Review||9/10F|
|Monday 29th December|
|12:20||Martinstown Handicap Chase||1st. Down Under||7/1|
|12:55||Copper Face Jacks Maiden Hurdle||1st. Windsor Park||6/4F|
|13:25||Ryanair Hurdle (Grade 1)||1st. Hurricane Fly||5/6F|
|14:00||Ryanair Novice Handicap Hurdle||1st. Bentelimar||10/1|
|14:35||IFG EBF Mares Hurdle (Grade 3)||1st. Carrigmoorna Rock||7/4F|
|15:05||Topaz Novice Chase (Grade 1)||1st. Don Poli||9/4F|
|15:35||Ryanair INH Flat Race||1st. Vigil||5/6F|
The Lexus Chase is one of several high class Grade One races at the Leopardstown Christmas Meeting. It is a 3 mile race and it has often witnessed some of the best chasers around take victory on the Emerald Isle.
The likes of Denman, Best Mate and Imperial Call are past winners and they have all enjoyed the taste of success in Gold Cup at Cheltenham Festival. The standard of winner of the Lexus highlights what a valuable chase it is and you can find the latest odds and information for this year's race at our dedicated race page.....
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