The Going Explained

The ‘going’ is the term used to describe the state of the ground on the course. This can range from Firm (very dry) ground, through to Good, Yielding, Soft or Heavy (very wet) ground. Individual horses often show a preference for a particular type of going and this may be mentioned in their form analysis in your racecard. Therefore, it is worth keeping an eye the current going conditions when considering your bets. From entry stage up to the day of your race we will supply going reports on our website and social media channels. Going will be updated around 9am each day within the week leading up to a fixture. If you would like any further information regarding the ground conditions or weather, please contact our Racing Operations Manager, Jane Hedley on +353 86 1078329.

Issued November 21st 2023.

*In relation to Leopardstown Christmas Festival* 

Hurdle Going: Yielding to Soft 

Chase Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places 

Following on from last year’s work, we have continued with an enhanced level of proactive turf husbandry on the Chase track through the spring and autumn growing seasons.  This has included scarification, overseeding, vertical and linear aeration, plus the regular use of fertilizers and wetting agents.  Additional irrigation has also been used where necessary however with 900mm of rainfall so far this year we are 170mm ahead of the same time last year, and this has been very helpful.  As ever, we’ll monitor closely going forwards and further irrigate if required.