Leopardstown racecourse is a leading international racecourse and entertainment venue, offering world-class horse racing and a great day out.

Location and History

Located only six miles south of Dublin city centre, at the foot of the Dublin mountains, Leopardstown racecourse provides the fun and excitement of horse racing in a quality environment.

Completed in 1888, the racecourse was built by Captain George Quin and modelled on  Sandown Park Racecourse in England. The Horse Racing Board of Ireland (now Horse Racing Ireland) acquired Leopardstown in 1967. The track is situated in a 220 acre estate and is a left-handed oval track of one mile and six furlongs with an uphill finishing straight.

Race days at Leopardstown

Leopardstown hosts 23 race days including both National Hunt and Flat racing highlights. These include the famous Christmas Festival, Dublin Racing Festival, Bulmers Live at Leopardstown and Longines Irish Champions Weekend.