The Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare is Ireland’s premier international Flat horse racing venue and one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world.
It stages 18 meetings from May to September in 2018 including all 5 Irish classic races highlighted by the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival in late June. A variety of bars, restaurants and a brand new playground for children will be in place.
It is one of the most historic sporting venues in Ireland with the first race taking place during the 1700s and is truly a venue where “Champions are Made” from training to racing.
It has a fascinating heritage – there is also written evidence of horse racing dating back to the third century when chariot races were held at the “Cuireach” – the Gaelic word for racecourse, on the lands known today as the Curragh
Ireland is branded as the “Land of the Horse” and County Kildare is branded as the “Thoroughbred County” with the Curragh at it’s very centre as the established capital of the Irish horse racing industry and home to an extensive racing community.
Prices vary on different race days and in different enclosures. Check the Curragh Racecourse website for accurate up to date price information. Situated on the west side of Newbridge just off exit 12 of the M7 motorway. Irish Rail and Dublin Coach provide transport on race days
The racecourse is currently been redeveloped into a world class multi purpose state of the art venue with world class racecourse and event centre to be completed by the end of this year.
Race Days 2020
12th June Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas (G1)
13th June Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas (G1)
26th June Dubai Duty Free Festival
27th June Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1)
28th June Juddmonte Day (G1)
10th July Skybet Race to the Ebor Premier Handicap
18th July Irish Oaks (G1)
19th July Irish Oaks Festival (G2)
26th July Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1)
9th August Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (G1)
14th August Royal Whip Stakes (G3), Comer Group Irish St Leger Trial (3)
22nd August Galileo Futurity Stakes (G2), ARM Holding Debutante Stakes (G2)
28th August Paddy Power Irish Cambridgeshire, Snow Fairy Stakes (G3), Flame of Tara Stakes (G3)
13th September Longines Irish Champions Weekend
26th September Renaissance Stakes (G3)
27th September Smurfit Beresford Stakes (G2), Weld Park Stakes (G3)
11th October Paddy Power Irish Cesarewitch, Jebel Ali Racecourse & Stables Anglesey Stakes (G3)
15th October Students Day