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Horse racing at Leopardstown
Leopardstown is a dual purpose track situated close to Dublin. It has three major jumps meetings, the first in December is the Christmas Festival featuring the Grade 1 Lexus Chase won a record three times by Beef Or Salmon. Some great horses have triumphed in the 3m contest, including Cheltenham Gold Cup winners Best Mate, Denman and Imperial Call. The Irish Champion Hurdle takes centre stage at the January meeting, whilst in February there are a host of top class Grade 1 contests including the Irish Gold Cup. Throughout its history, the latter has served as a leading trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Two horses have won both events in the same year; Jodami in 1993 and Imperial Call in 1996. Florida Pearl won the race a record four times, scoring in 1999-2001 and 2004.
Leopardstown tips on offer at Hurdle Bet
The January meeting at Leopardstown, featuring the Grade 1 Irish Champion Hurdle and Arkle Novice Chase, is the first to come under the spotlight on Hurdle Bet with tempting tips on offer. That Irish Arkle race has produced a whole host a top-class performers, including last year’s winner Douvan, who is currently a long odds-on favourite to land a third Cheltenham Festival success in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. In February, the track hosts three Grade 1 contests; the Dr P.J.Moriarty Novice Chase, Deloitte Novice Hurdle and Spring Juvenile Hurdle. These are all considered key trials for the Cheltenham Festival. The Deloitte Novice Hurdle has been won by the likes of triple Champion Hurdle winner Istabraq and three-time Festival winner Vautour. Last year’s renewal was one by Bleu Et Rouge, who showed a terrrifc turn of foot when scoring on debut over the larger obstacles on seasonal reappearance at Leopardstown. He has the JLT Novices’ Chase among a number of possible targets at the Festival in March. Racing at Leopardstown is high-class and winners at the venue have a good record at the Cheltenham Festival, so checking out top tips for the major races at the track on Hurdle Bet is essential.