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.
|Thurday 26th December|
|12:20||Leopardstown Maiden Hurdle||1st Clondaw Court||2/9F|
|12:50||Thorntons Recycling Maiden Hurdle||1st Western Boy||12/1|
|13:20||Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2)||1st Guitar Pete||9/2|
|13:50||Copper Face Jacks Handicap Hurdle||1st Sea Light||7/4F|
|14:20||Racing Post Handicap Chase||1st King Vuvuzela||5/1|
|14:55||Racing Post Novice Chase (Grade 1)||1st Defy Logic||7/2|
|15:30||Donahue Marquees Flat Race||1st Noble Endeavour||25/1|
|Friday 27th December|
|12:20||Paddy Power 3YO Maiden Hurdle||1st Plinth||3/1|
|12:50||Paddy Power Maiden Hurdle||1st Double Irish||16/1|
|13:20||Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase (Grade 1)||1st Benefficient||9/1|
|13:50||Future Champions Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)||1st The Tullow Tank||9/4|
|14:20||Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle||1st Rocky Wednesday||10/1|
|14:55||Paddy Power Chase (Grade B)||1st Rockyaboya||7/1|
|15:30||Paddy Power IPad App Flat Race||1st No More Heroes||15/8|
|Saturday 28th December|
|12:20||Madigans Maiden Hurdle||1st Sure Reef||5/2F|
|12:50||Pertemps Handicap Hurdle||1st Courage||14/1|
|13:20||Star Christmas Rated Hurdle||1st Dysios||8/1|
|13:50||Christmas Hurdle (Grade 1)||1st Zaidpour||5/4F|
|14:20||Ballymaloe Beginners Chase||1st. Djakadam||11/8F|
|14:55||Lexus Chase (Grade 1)||1st. Bobs Worth||11/4J|
|15:30||Thorntons Recycling INH Flat Race||1st Silver Concorde||5/2F|
|Sunday 29th December|
|12:25||Martinstown Handicap Chase||1st Wrong Turn||5/1J|
|12:55||MC Novice Handicap Hurdle||1st Sea Light||4/5F|
|13:30||Ryanair Maiden Hurdle||1st Shanahan's Turn||2/1J|
|14:00||Ryanair Hurdle (Grade 1)||1st Hurricane Fly||11/10F|
|14:35||IFG EBF Mares Hurdle (Grade 3)||1st Theatre Bird||14/1|
|15:05||Topaz Novice Chase (Grade 1)||1st Carlingford Lough||5/1|
|15:35||Thorntons Recycling INH Flat Race||Odds|
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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