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Leopardstown's Christmas racing is threatened by adverse weather

Conditions need to improve quickly if we’re going to get any racing at Christmas.

AS THE SNOW CONTINUES to fall throughout Ireland, there are concerns that the Leopardstown Christmas meeting may be cancelled.

Leopardstown stages a four-day festival beginning on St Stephen’s Day.

As the expected thaw on Christmas Eve looks less likely today, racecourse chiefs admitted that they fear conditions may not improve until it is too late.

A statement form Leopardstown this afternoon reads:

Following the heavy snowfall yesterday afternoon the track at Leopardstown is currently covered by four to five inches of snow and current weather predictions suggest that the thaw may not come as early as anticipated.

The situation is being monitored on an ongoing basis and updates will be communicated regularly and will be available on the Leopardstown website www.leopardstown.com.

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