Tuesday 12 December 2017

Today's card at Leopardstown gets green light

Ruby Walsh on Hurricane Fly at last year's Leopardstown Christmas Racing Festival. Photo: Sportsfile
Ruby Walsh on Hurricane Fly at last year's Leopardstown Christmas Racing Festival. Photo: Sportsfile
Defy Logic, with Mark Walsh up, jumps the last on their way to winning at Leopardstown yesterday

This afternoon's fixture at Leopardstown will go ahead as scheduled, in spite of heavy overnight rain.

Officials at the Dublin circuit were on red alert after a forecast for stormy conditions heading into Friday morning.

And while another 14 millimetres of rainfall has turned the ground soft, the high-class card has been given the go-ahead.

Horse Racing Ireland tweeted: "Leopardstown to proceed today as planned, ground now soft following 14mm rain overnight.

"Forecast showers today with winds easing."

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