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Leopardstown Racecourse

Leopardstown Racecourse is an Irish horse-racing venue, located in Leopardstown, Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, 8km south of the Dublin city centre. Like the majority of Irish courses, it hosts both National Hunt and Flat racing.

The course, built by Captain George Quin and modelled on Sandown Park Racecourse in England, was 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.

The most impotant race held at the Leopardtown Racecourse is The Irish Champion stakes. It is one of the World Series of Racing, it takes place every September and attracts the cream of racing thoroughbreds.


Leopardstown golf course and club house is situated in the middle of the racetrack. The course also has designer shops, a fitness centre, the Leopardstown Pavilion, Fillies Café Bar, the Silken Glider Restaurant, the Paddock Food Hall, Club 92 nightclub, Madigans pub, and numerous bars and snack areas. A farmers market is also on-site every Friday.


Travelling by Car:

There are two entrances to Leopardstown Racecourse on racedays. One is on Leopardstown Road, near the roundabout linking Leopardstown Park Hospital, Leopardstown Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate and Brewery Road, with a second entrance off the M50 at junction 15 at Carrickmines.
A shuttle bus service will also be in operation from the Carrickmines Car Park and the Racecourse entrance on each day of the Festival.

Via the M50—South Bound:

Take exit 14 off the M50 travel straight through the first roundabout at top of ramp. Continue straight down through traffic lights. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the Leopardstown Road, take first right to enter the Racecourse. 

Via the M50—North Bound:

Take exit 15 off the M50 and cross the flyover, following the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse. 

From City Centre:

Take the N11 (Stillorgan Dual Carriageway) heading towards the Southeast, past Stillorgan(right). At traffic lights turn right onto Leopardstown Road R113 signposted Leopardstown. Continue straight and Leopardstown’s entrance is on the left just before the traffic lights in front of the Roundabout.

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