Irish Guineas FestivalFeatured Event
Top class race day which will feature the official opening of the new Curragh. Top class programme includes the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 2).
Irish Guineas Festival - 2000 GuineasFeatured Event
Classic race day featuring the Irish 2000 Guineas and Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes.
Irish Guineas Festival - 1000 GuineasFeatured Event
Day 3 of the Spring Festival featuring the Irish 1000 Guineas and Tattersalls Gold Cup. The Group 2 Lanwades Stud Stakes also features.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival ThursdayFeatured Event
Highly competitive evening meeting which kicks of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival FridayFeatured Event
Top class race days featuring the Group 1 Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby DayFeatured Event
One of the most iconic race days in the international racing calendar featuring the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
Irish Oaks WeekendFeatured Event
Top class race day featuring the Group 1 Darley Irish Oaks, Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables Anglesey Stakes and Group 2 Friarstown Stud Minstrel Stakes.
Irish Oaks WeekendFeatured Event
Day 2 of Summer Festival featuring the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes and Group 2 Sapphire Stakes.
Longines Irish Champions WeekendFeatured Event
Day 2 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend featuring the Comer Group International Irish St Leger, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Goffs Vincent OBrien National Stakes and Derrinstown Stud Flying Five.
How to find us
From Dublin take Exit 9 off the M50 onto the N7 southbound. Take Exit 12 off the M7. When you arrive, you’ll find plenty of free car parking. Regular racegoers can opt for annual preferred car parking at a nominal rate.
Taxis can pick up and drop off at the main entrance.
Dublin Coach provide a service to the races on all race days from Dublin Airport via the Red Cow Luas with stops in Naas and Newbridge and from Burgh Quay in Dublin City Centre via Kildare Village and from Limerick and Portlaoise.
Mainline trains from Heuston Station (Dublin), Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway to Kildare Town with complimentary Shuttle Bus to the racecourse.
Executive Helicopters provide transfers from various airports, hotels and private locations to our helipad located at the racecourse.
There is plenty of free parking at the racecourse.
What to wear
There is not a strict dress code at the Curragh but they do encourage clients to dress smartly.
You do not have to wear ties, and jackets are not compulsory but smart casual is good and is the norm on most days.
Dress accordingly for the occasion and the weather, you are not going to a wedding or a night club, Don’t have your skirt too short, heels you can’t walk in and too much flesh on display – leave a little to the imagination and Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.
Steeped in history and tradition the Curragh Racecourse is undoubtedly Ireland’s premier flat racing venue and the spiritual home of the sport in Ireland.
Considered to be one of the finest tracks in the world every year it is the home to Ireland’s five Classics. Centre stage is of course held by the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, a major event for flat racing worldwide and a race that down through the years has been won by some of the greatest racehorses ever to run.