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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Leopardstown

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# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Monday
Get it while it’s hot – here’s your Monday morning round-up of all the sports news.
# Runners and Riders
Mark Your Card: your best bets for the weekend's racing
“It’s Trials Day, Trials Day, gotta get down on…” Ah, forget it. Check out Declan Smyth’s tips here.
# Goggle box
Don’t touch that dial: here’s the sport on TV this weekend…
Let me take your coat darling. You sit down… I’ll pour you a drink. It’s been a long week.
# Weather watch
Voler's Champion Hurdle chances hinge on the rain
Colm Murphy is likely to pull Voler la Vedette from Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle unless the ground softens considerably.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Check in for your early round-up of all the biggest sports stories.
# Betfair Row
Betfair to compensate some customers for Leopardstown fiasco
The exchange says it will make payments to some customers affected by its decision to void in-running bets on the Christmas Hurdle.
# Sorry
'I was devastated' says Betfair chief after Leopardstown blunder
Betting exchange boss Stephen Morana says lessons have been learned from Christmas Festival fiasco.
# Leopardstown
Unaccompanied claims the Festival Hurdle for Weld
Demot Weld’s filly got up to win the feature race on day four at Leopardstown, beating favourite Thousand Stars into second place.
# Betfair Controversy
Betfair defends decision to void Leopardstown bets
The gambling giant has moved to repair its reputation after an “obvious technical fault” saw them void €25m of winning bets yesterday.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from the price of membership down in your local gym.
# Leopardstown
Synchronised times it perfectly to take the Lexus
JP McManus’s Synchronised won the feature race on day three at Leopardstown, the Lexus Steeplechase.
# Uh oh
Betfair pins €25m Leopardstown blunder on ‘obvious technical fault’
The exchange has voided all in-running bets on the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown after €1.9m was matched on the winner at 28/1.
# Absent
Hurricane Fly misses Leopardstown Festival
Willie Mullins has pulled the Champion Hurdle winner from Thursday’s Istabraq Festival Hurdle.
# Runners and Riders
Mark Your Card: Rubi to Light up the Lexus
Mark Hobbs helped shake off any festive fatigue by advising an 11/1 winner at Leopardstown yesterday. Get his thoughts on today’s card here.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from the best before date on that cranberry sauce.
# Racing
Mark Your Card: Tuesday the big occasion for Big Zeb
Colm Murphy’s stable star bids to land a hat-trick in the Grade One over an extended two miles, and comes in to the race in as good form as ever.
# cracker
Mark Your Card: the madness of King George
Ready for a busy St Stephen’s Day of racing? So are we…
# Racing
Mark Your Card: Christmas crackers in store for racing fans
“The ordinary person on the street might pinpoint the 25th of December as one of the highlights of the year, but for a punter it’s an awful, monotonous and frustrating day,” writes Mark Hobbs.
# Going For Gold
Nolan: Joncol fit and ready for Gold Cup defense
Trainer Paul Nolan is pleased with the defending champ’s preparations for Sunday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown
# Good News
Leopardstown gets the go-ahead
Racing gets the green light as racecourse passes inspection this morning.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Christmas Eve
The bad weather continues to bite as sport over the festive period is hit.
# Brrr
Leopardstown St Stephen's Day meeting postponed
Bad news for racing fans.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Munster lodge an appeal against Paul O’Connell ban, the axe is set to fall in Cork again and Rafa is out of a job.
# Brrr
Leopardstown's Christmas racing is threatened by adverse weather
Conditions need to improve quickly if we’re going to get any racing at Christmas.
# Rite Stuff
Weld makes decision on Rite Of Passage future
To hurdle or not to hurdle, is the question for renowned trainer.