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.
Wednesday 26th December 2012
|12.20||Bewleys Hotel Maiden Hurdle||Ned Buntline 4/5F|
|12.50||Q8 OILS Maiden Hurdle||Anonis 11/4|
|13.20||Q8 OILS Juvenile Hurdle||Blood Coltil 4/9F|
|13.50||Racing Post Handicap Hurdle||Shariyan 4/1F|
|14.20||Racing Post Handicap Chase||Jacksonlady 7/1|
|14.55||Racing Post Novice Chase (Grade 1)||Arvika Ligeonniere 9/10F|
|15.30||Donahue Marquees INH Flat Race||Moyle Park 10/1|
Thursday 27th December 2012
|12.20||Paddy Power 3-y-o Maiden Hurdle||Flaxen Flare 11/1|
|12.50||Paddy Power Maiden Hurdle||Mumbo Jumbo 4/6F|
|13.25||Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase (Grade 1)||Sizing Europe 1/3F|
|14.00||Future Champions Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)||Jezki 11/8F|
|14.35||Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle||Cairdin 12/1|
|15.10||Paddy Power Handicap Chase||Golbert Station 5/1F|
|15.40||Paddy Power Flat Race||Mullaghanoe River 9/2|
Friday 28th December 2012
|12.25||Madigans Maiden Hurdle||Talbot Road 7/1|
|12.55||Mongey Novice Handicap Hurdle||Flying Light 10/1|
|13.25||Christmas Hurdle (Grade 2)||Monksland 11/4|
|13.55||Star Best For Racing Coverage Hurdle||Supreme Carolina 5/1|
|14.25||Fort Leney Novice Chase (Grade 1)||Back In Focus 6/4F|
|15.00||Lexus Chase (Grade 1)||Tidal Bay 9/2|
|15.40||Thornton's Recycling Flat Race||Tangled Web 7/4J|
Saturday 29th December 2012
|12.25||Martinstown Handicap Chase||Tarquinius 9/2|
|12.55||Ryans Event Maiden Hurdle||Sizing Gold 4/6F|
|13.30||Country Relish Beginners Chase||Lord Windermere 9/4|
|14.00||Istabraq Festival Hurdle (Grade 1)||Hurricane Fly 1/5F|
|14.35||Fillies Scheme Mares Hurdle (Grade 3)||Zuzka 11/10F|
|15.05||Pertemps Handicap Hurdle||Prince Rudi 20/1|
|15.35||Thorntons Recycling Flat Race||Outlander 9/4F|
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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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