Curragh Racecourse

www.curragh.ie
Edward Street 5
Newbridge County Kildare IE
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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

Normally between 2pm and 6pm but check the course for details. Up to 20 race meetings each year from March to October usually on Saturdays or Sundays.