Why Christmas cards are the best present of all for Irish racing

Horse racing sector puts its money on festive fixtures to help shorten odds on declining attendances

26th December, 2016
Why Christmas cards are the best present of all for Irish racing
And they're off Pic: Getty

For sports-lovers starved of action over the past couple of days, St Stephen’s Day always provides some welcome relief.

While there are a flurry of English Premier League matches, here in Ireland the focus is very much on racing - with eagerly anticipated meetings in Leopardstown, Limerick and Down Royal.

But punters at those venues - as well as many other racing enthusiasts - will also be keeping an eye on the action...

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