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  • Experience the thrill as you watch your chosen horse thunder past the stands surrounded by thousands of other cheering fans, hear the roar and feel the rumble beneath your feet as the winners pass the post. Soak in the unique atmosphere at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival which boast seven Grade 1 Races – featuring the established and future horse racing stars that will set your pulses racing.

    With over €1.2 million in prize money up for grabs and seven races each of the four days, the Leopardstown Christmas Festival is four days of top class racing that you do not want to miss from Faugheen to Footpad, Samcro to Sizing John they will all be there – will you?

    Gates open approx 10.00am | First race approx 12.10pm | Last race approx 3.40pm 

    Ticket Prices

    • Premium Level Plus €80
    • Premium Level Access €60
    • Adult admission €35
    • Advanced Adult Flexi Admission (valid for any day of the festival) €33
    • OAP / Student (Gate Only) €20

    There is lots going on at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. The event always attracts celebrities and stars from across the music, sporting, corporate and political worlds, as well as racing fans from near and far.

    Make sure to be in the Festival Marquee at 11am before racing each day, where we host an exclusive Winning Line Tipster Panel on the morning of each race day. This is a complimentary event available to all Leopardstown attendees, so make sure to bring your pen to mark your card with the hot tipped horses for the day! Inside the Bespoke marquee, you will find seating, a full bar, and an electric atmosphere. Registrations for Ladies Day on 28th will also take place in the marquee.

    Ticket Terms & Conditions

    • Under 18’s can avail of free entry to Leopardstown racecourse but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
    • Students and those aged 16 or 17 must be in possession of the necessary identification in order to gain admittance into the racecourse at the reduced rate.
    • People aged 18 and above will be charged at the full admission price. 

    Admissions & Age Policy:

    • Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Wristbands verifying a person’s age are available outside both entrances to the racecourse and inside the racecourse to enable over 18’s to place a bet & purchase alcohol.

    Wednesday  26th December

    Race 1 12.10pm  The Dublin Racing Festival Maiden Hurdle 4yo 16f
    Race 2 12.40pm  Thorntons Recycling Maiden Hurdle 5yo+ 16f
    Race 3 1.10pm  The Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 3yo 16f
    Race 4 1.45pm  The Sky Sports Racing Launching January 1st   Novice Handicap Hurdle 4yo+ 18f
    Race 5 2.20pm  The Racing Post Novice Chase G1 4yo+ 16f
    Race 6 2.55pm  The ‘Bet Through the Racing Post App’ Handicap Steeplechase 4yo+ 17f
    Race 7 3.30pm  The Lep Inn Flat Race 4yo 16f


     Thursday 27th  December

    Race 1 12.10pm The Paddy Power ‘Only 363 Days Till Christmas’ 3yo Maiden Hurdle 3yo 16f
    Race 2 12.40pm The Paddy Power ‘Live Stream All Irish Racing On Our App’ Beginners Steeplechase 4yo+ 17f
    Race 3 1.15pm The Paddy’s Rewards Club ‘Sugar Paddy’ Steeplechase Grade 1 5yo+ 16f
    Race 4 1.50pm The Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle Grade 1 4yo+ 16f
    Race 5 2.25pm The Paddy Power ‘Enough of your Nonsense ’ Handicap Hurdle 4yo+ 16f
    Race 6 3pm The Paddy Power Steeplechase Grade B 5yo+ 24f
    Race 7 3.30pm The Paddy Power Games ‘One for the Road’ Flat Race 4yo+ 20f


    Friday 28th December

    Race 1 12.10pm The Sky Sports Racing Launching January 1st   Maiden Hurdle 4yo 20f
    Race 2 12.45pm The Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 4yo+ 24f
    Race 3 1.20pm The Ballymaloe Foods Beginners Steeplechase 4yo+ 21f
    Race 4 1.50pm The Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle Grade 1 4yo+ 18f
    Race 5 2.25pm The Irish Daily Star Christmas Handicap Hurdle 4yo+ 16f
    Race 6 3pm The Savills Steeplechase Grade 1 5yo+ 24f
    Race 7 3.35pm The Midland Legal Solicitors Flat Race 4yo+ 16f


    Saturday 29th December

    Race 1 12.10pm The Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Steeplechase 4yo+ 19f
    Race 2 12.45pm The Pigsback.com Maiden Hurdle 5yo+ 20f
    Race 3 1.20pm The Advent Insurance Irish EBF Mares Hurdle Grade 3 3yo 16f
    Race 4 1.55pm The Neville Hotels Novice Steeplechase Grade 1 4yo+ 24f
    Race 5 2.30pm The Ryanair Hurdle Grade 1 4yo+ 16f
    Race 6 3.05pm The Virgin Media Irish EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle 4yo+ 20f
    Race 7 3.40pm The Leopardstown Flat Race 4yo+ 16f


  • Hospitality Packages

    • Admission Ticket
    • €10 Food Voucher (which can be redeemed from any on-track retail outlet)
    • €5 TOTE bet
    • Premium Level Access
    • Main Course Meal in the Circle Lounge Bar
    • Welcome Drink of wine/beer/soft drink
    • Admission to racing
    • Reserved seat in the viewing area of the grandstand
    • Access to exclusive circle lounge
    • Access to exclusive Larkspur Bar
    • Pavilion Tickets
    • Banquet Style Buffet Dining
    • Reserved table for the day
    • Complimentary juice and ice cream for younger race goers
    • Ryan Sheridan live concert after racing
    • Download Sample Menu
    • Admission Ticket
    • Race Programme
    • Reserved table in the Pavilion
    • Admission ticket
    • Race Programme
    • Reserved table
    • Panoramic Suite Ticket
    • Race Programme
    • Reserved table
    • Pavilion Admission ticket
    • Reserved table on the Mezzanine level of the Leopardstown Pavilion
    • Three-course gourmet lunch
    • Afternoon tea
    • Complimentary Race Programme & Tipster and Tote Betting Stations
    • Download Sample Menu
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