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June 29, 2017

Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July

SportsJOE Derby Friday – Friday 30th June
Tickets still available

Gates Open 16.00
First Race         17.45
Last Race 20.55

Friday features the Hackett Apprentice Derby, the Hackett Most Stylish Man Competition, and is the party night of the festival with live music from the Honky Tonk Angels immediately after racing.

Admission – Sports Joe Derby 30th June
Adult €20
Senior/Under 25 €12
Children under 16 (accompanied by adult) FREE
Day Member €40
Tickets available on the gate or on

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derbv Day – Saturday 1st July
Ticket Only Event – SOLD OUT

Gates Open       11.30
First Race         14.00
Feature Race   17.20

Saturday also features the Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish Lady in association with the K Club – we recommend arriving early as spotting will commence at 13.30 and the winner will be announced at 3.45pm on the stage in the Garden Plaza. Full details about the competition available HERE

There will be live music after the last race from Radio Shack featuring Tammy Brown.

Admission – Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Saturday 1st July

PLEASE NOTE: Children also require a ticket. Curragh Season Ticket holders, Curragh Premier Members, Go Racing in Kildare Members and AIR cardholders will gain access as normal.

Derby Sunday – Sunday 2nd July
Tickets still available

Gates Open 11.30
First Race          13.45
Feature Race 16.20

Derby Sunday features the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes and is also Family Day. Family Tickets are available on the gate on the day.

Admission – Derby Sunday 2nd July
Adult €20
Senior/Under 25 €12
Children under 16 (accompanied by adult) FREE
Day Member €40
Family Ticket €35 (2 adults, 2 children) – available on the gate on the day.
Tickets available on the gate or on

Car Parking
PLEASE NOTE: There is a change in traffic management and designated car parks for 2017.

Free public car parking is available.

Traffic with Reserved A-D parking and those parking in the Public car parking will enter the parking area via the R413 i.e. the Ballymany Roundabout/Newbridge/East Side of the racecourse (Exit 12 on the M7).  Customers with RESERVED car park badges must display they badges on approach.

Public traffic from the Kildare direction will have parking west of the Turf Club which will be sign posted on the day with a shuttle service provided.
Please note there will be a complimentary shuttle bus/buggies to shuttle customers from all car parks to the venue.

On Friday/Sunday those who need to purchase tickets must do so at the ticket sales booth in advance of approaching the entrance building. AIR Card Holders and those with pre-purchased tickets can proceed directly to the entrance building. Saturday is a ticket only event and is sold out.

We recommend purchasing tickets and hospitality for Friday/Sunday online in advance HERE – this will allow the quickest entry to the racecourse as it will mean no time needs to be spent purchasing tickets at the ticket booth. Full terms and conditions of entry to the Curragh Racecourse are available HERE

Limited availability on Friday & Sunday – see or call 045 441 205.

Access will be not be permitted to any press/media who have not applied for press accreditation in advance. AIR card holders will gain access to the track but will need an official 2017 media pass to access the parade ring. Any press queries please contact Kate O’Sullivan

Bag checks will be conducted on admission to the racecourse.

The cloakroom is located inside the enclosure opposite the Grand Hall.

ATMs will be available but there will be no foreign exchange facilities on site.

At the Curragh Racecourse we aim to provide an accessible environment for all racegoers – For more information on accessibility and to download a map of the disabled facilities click HERE

Going Report – Issued 8.00am Thursday 29th June: Following a further 4 mls of rain, the straight course is yielding. The round is good to yielding. Forecast rain later today into tomorrow.

For further information please contact: or call 045-441205.

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