Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival 2017


The Ultimate Summer Festival – Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017

There is only one place to be this summer and that’s the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare where we party in style… #ddfirishderby


PLEASE NOTE: With reduced capacity this year due to the ongoing redevelopment project, Saturday July 1st, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day is a TICKET ONLY event and is now SOLD OUT.  Curragh Season Ticket holders, Curragh Premier Members, Go Racing in Kildare Members and AIR cardholders will gain access as normal. There are still tickets and hospitality available for Friday 30th June and Sunday 2nd July.

Irish Derby Festival 2017 Race Days

Friday 30th June 2017

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Saturday 1st July 2017

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Sunday 2nd July 2017

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The Ultimate Summer Festival

This three-day racing festival promises a spectacle of fashion, entertainment, music and the finest racing from 30th June to 2nd July.  The Derby is the ultimate destination to be enthralled and get swept up in the magic of an unmissable summer celebration with friends.  Held across three days in the height of summer, it is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is most definitely the social occasion of the year.



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Friday 30th June 2017, Saturday 1st July 2017, Sunday 2nd July 2017


Some of the world’s top horses and jockeys will compete over all three days with the running of Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby attracting the creme de la creme of the equine world. This year the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will carry prize money of 1.5 million euro making it the richest race to be run in Ireland.

Other races of note of the weekend include the Group 2 GAIN Railway Stakes, Comer Group International Curragh Cup, Grangecon Stud Stakes, Tote Rockingham Handicap and Finlay Volvo International Stakes


The weekend will play host to an array of live music on the music stage with the Honky Tonk Angels on Friday and Radio Shack on Saturday

Irish Derby Enquiries

For Derby hospitality enquiries please contact our hospitality team on +353-45-441205 or click on the link


Our Garden Plaza will feature some of County Kildare’s leading restaurants and food producers. Racegoers can enjoy a huge variety of dishes located in the heart of the action beside the parade ring over all three days.


Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish Lady in association with the K Club on Irish Derby Day with a spectacular prize. This year’s winner will walk away with a holiday of a lifetime, courtesy of Dubai Duty Free comprising of five glorious nights in Dubai Duty Free’s own, 5 star hotel, The Jumeirah Creekside as well as €1,000 to spend at the multi award-winning Dubai Duty Free and return flights. The prize also includes luxury stays at the magnificent K Club both before and after the trip to Dubai.


We offer a wide choice of hospitality areas over Derby weekend ensuring guests have the best seat in the house to enjoy the biggest race day on the Irish racing calendar. Find out more about Derby hospitality packages or book online Here

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