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Dublin - Leopardstown - Parade Ring

Dublin's only racecourse

Leopardstown racecourse is the only racing course in Dublin still open. This mounted picture shows horses in the parade ring. The main festival is on just after Christmas

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Leopardstown Parade Ring

  • Leopardstown racecourse is the only racing course in Dublin still open. This mounted picture shows horses in the parade ring. The main festival at Leopardstown takes place just after Christmas.
  • Mounted and titled
  • Also available in mahogany style frame with gold trim

Dimensions

  • 300mm x 255mm or 12 inches x 10 inches

Mounting

  • Precision cut double mount

Framing

  • Also available in attractive mahogany style frame

Leopardstown Racecourse

Leopardstown Racecourse is one of Europe's premier racing venues. Like the majority of Irish courses, it hosts both National Hunt and Flat racing. Located in county Dublin, a few miles south of the Dublin city centre. The course was modelled on Sandown Park Racecourse in England, and is regarded as a true test for any horse.

Completed in 1888 and acquired by the Horse Racing Board of Ireland in 1967. Many important races are held here and racing takes place all year round, with about 22 meetings per year.

The Leopardstown Hall of Fame honours famous Irish horse racing trainers, jockeys and horses like, Vincent O'Brien, Tom Dreaper, Pat Taaffe and Pat Eddery, Arkle, Dawn Run, Levmoss and Nijinsky.

Major races

The Irish Champion stakes is perhaps the most important race at the course and one of the World Series of Racing. It is held every September and attracts the cream of racing thoroughbreds.

Flat

Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (Sep)
Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Sep)
Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (May)

National Hunt

The Pierse Hurdle (Jan)
The AIG Europe Champion Hurdle(Jan)
The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup (Feb)
Deloitte Novice Hurdle (Feb)
Durkan New Homes Novice Chase (Dec)
Paddy Power Chase (Dec)
Lexus Chase (Dec)