Countdown To Ryanair Hurdle Day At Leopardstown Christmas Festival

19 Dec 2016


Ryanair, Ireland’s No.1 airline, today (19 Dec) launched the countdown to the Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle, the highlight of the 2016 Leopardstown Christmas Festival, with just 10 days to go until the big race.

Taking place on Thursday, 29th December, the two-mile Ryanair Hurdle is again shaping up to be the centrepiece of the mid-winter hurdling programme, and promises to be another fascinating race following last year’s battle between Nichols Canyon and Identity Thief.

To celebrate its continued sponsorship, Ryanair is giving away tickets for Ryanair Hurdle day at Leopardstown to followers of its official Ryanair Twitter account, @Ryanair.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:

“We are pleased to once again sponsor the feature race on the final day of the Leopardstown Christmas festival, with just 10 days to go until the Ryanair Hurdle. To celebrate, we have tickets for Ryanair Hurdle day up for grabs on our official Twitter account, so race fans should saddle up and follow @Ryanair for a chance to win.”

Leopardstown CEO, Pat Keogh said:

“The Ryanair Hurdle is always a top quality race and this year promises to be no different. Reigning champion Nichols Canyon faces a real test to retain his crown, with top class performers like Vroom Vroom Mag, Apples Jade and Jers Girl all entered. Ryanair are excellent supporters of Irish Racing and we are delighted to be partnering with them again this year for the final day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, which is guaranteed to be an outstanding day for all the family.”