The only racecourse in Dublin, Leopardstown plays host to
many of the biggest races in the calendar, on the Flat, over hurdles and over
fences. Racing throughout the year, Leopardstown is the venue for the opening
day of Irish Champions Weekend, the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, the BHP Insurance Irish
Champion Hurdle and the Unibet Irish Gold Cup. A number of recognised Classic
trials are held at Leopardstown each April and May and are as popular as the
Bulmers Live at Leopardstown summer series of race meetings which feature live music in the enclosures once
the action on the track has come to an end.
The Group 1 QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and the Group 1 Coolmore Matron Stakes are the
major Flat events at the venue and both are run as part of Longines Irish Champions
Weekend in September.
Driving via the M50-southbound; 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 Leopardstown Road, and take the first right to enter the racecourse.
Driving via the M50-northbound; take exit 15 off the M50 and cross the flyover, following the signs for Leopardstown Racecourse.
From Dublin city centre; take the N11 (Stillorgan dual carriageway) heading towards the southeast, past Stillorgan. Turn right at traffic lights 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.
Luas light rail offers a regular service on the Green Line from St Stephens Green in Dublin city centre to the Sandyford / Brewery Road stop. This trip takes 22 minutes. The racecourse is only a short walk from the Sandyford stop, however on race days we offer a complimentary shuttle bus service between the stop and the racecourse.
Dublin Bus service Leopardstown Racecourse. See www.dublinbus.ie
Dublin airport is only a half an hour away from the racecourse. Take the M5 Southbound and follow the directions above for M50 southbound.
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