Leopardstown Racecourse is based about 5 miles south of Dublin, and when it was originally built it was based on Sandown Racecourse in England. It is second in importance to only the Curragh in Ireland.

Key Characteristics

The Leopardstown course is a wide, left-handed oval track, about a mile and three quarters in length. The course is fairly level with easy turns, however the track rises slightly all the way up the finishing straight to the winning line, meaning that the course is a bit stiffer than people think.

  Course Map




Draw Bias

6 Furlongs
leopardstown Draw Bias
The first thing to say is that their are very few 6 furlong races at Leopardstown. So the above graph does not contain many races. Therefore I would not be comfortable in drawing any conclusions from it.

However it is perceived that when the ground gets soft that high drawn runners are actually favoured over both 5 and 6 furlongs.

7 Furlongs
leopardstown Draw Bias
Low drawn runners are maybe slightly favoured but in reality there is little in it.

One Mile
leopardstown Draw Bias
Like the 7 Furlong analysis low is probably slightly favoured but the drawbias is small.

The charts above indicate the percentage of races which were won from each stall number.