Cheltenham Preview race day closes the National Hunt season at Leopardstown

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THIS Sunday 5 March at Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin Ireland, the Cheltenham Preview Day will mark the penultimate race card of the current National Hunt season.

National Hunt racing at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin Ireland concludes with Finale Day this Saturday

The TRI Equestrian National Hunt Finale Day showcases an exciting seven-race card, the feature race, the Grade B TRI Equestrian Handicap Steeplechase won last year by Discordantly under Robbie Power for the Irish trainer, Jessica Harrington. The day’s racing will usher in the evening’s Cheltenham Preview with Co-Meath based trainer Gavin Cromwell, jockey Keith Donoghue and AK Bets from 5.40pm GMT at Leopardstown Racecourse.

Racing at Leopardstown Racecourse includes the evening’s Cheltenham Preview

Top Irish jockey Jack Kennedy was in full voice for Cheltenham hopeful Mighty Potter under Davy Russell trained by Gordon Elliott, watching the Dublin Racing Festival gallop to victory against a field from trainer Willie Mullin’s stable. Russell had come out of retirement to win the race by nine lengths however it’s said that Kennedy remains hopeful of taking Mighty Potter out at Cheltenham later this month for their fifth win together.

TRI Equestrian Day at Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin Ireland will mark the penultimate day of National Hunt racing

National Hunt racing at Leopardstown concludes on 6 March with Junior and Seniors day, the afternoon racing a perfect day out for senior and community groups to attend. Advanced tickets for the National Hunt Finale Day including the Cheltenham Preview and the Junior and Seniors Day sold separately are available for adults and retired people as well as students for €15 online at and €5 for children ages 13 to 17 when accompanied by and adult. Children under the age of 12 receive free admission in the company of an adult.

Top jockeys Jack Kennedy (left) and Davy Russell together after Russell’s win on Cheltenham hopeful Mighty Potter

Local schools are welcome at Leopardstown Racecourse on Junior and Seniors Day to visit the track and learn more about the racehorse and racing industry.


Tags: Arts & Culture Cheltenham

Image credits: Leopardstown Racecourse, Horse Racing Ireland

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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