Saturday 1st July 2017 – SOLD OUT

Saturday 1st July 2017 – SOLD OUT


Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day is the highlight of the racing and style calendar.  Ireland’s most prestigious race will attract some of the very best 3 year olds in Europe

Chanelle McCoy will be joining the Most Stylish lady judging panel with Melanie Morris of  Editor in Chief of media partner of the festival Image Publications and Bairbre Power of Independent News and Media and entrants will be in with a chance to win a luxury trip to Dubai with an overnight before and after in the 5 Star K Club. 1st race 2pm with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby off at 5.20pm.

With reduced capacity this year due to the ongoing redevelopment project, Saturday July 1st, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day will be 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. Tickets and hospitality are still available for Friday 30th June and Sunday 2nd July of the three day festival. For more information on the redevelopment click here:

Programme of Events

11.30 Gates Open
12 – 13.30 Army Band Perform
12.45 – 13.25 Winning Line – a panel of experts join Thom Malone to preview the races (stage)
14.00 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise 2yo Maiden Maiden
14.35 Dubai Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside Dash (Listed)
15.10 Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Celebration Stakes (Listed)
15.40 Dubai Duty Free Full of Surprises Premier Handicap
15.50 Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish Lady in association with the K Club winner announced
16.10 Premier Handicap
16.40 GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2)
17.00 UAE National Anthem performed by Army Band and Irish National Anthem performed by Gemma Sugrue accompanied by the Army Band
17.20 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1 Classic)
17.35 Curragh of Kildare performed by Hayley Keogh accompanied by the Army Band
18.00 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship Premier Handicap (2miles)
from17.30 Radio Shack featuring Tammy Brown in concert (stage)

Pictured: Last years Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby winner Harzand.

Admission Tickets – SOLD OUT


All patrons must have their print at home tickets printed to gain admission and members and AIR card holders are reminded to bring their cards to gain admission.  NO tickets will be available for purchase on the race day

Hospitality – Limited Availabiliy

We have a range of hospitality options available which include admission, a table for the day, lunch and a race card as well as bar, tote and TV facilities. For more info and booking click here:

Getting to the races:

By Car: The Curragh is located off Exit 12 on the M7, with free car parking; By train: to Kildare town with free shuttle bus to the races; Dublin Coach, special race day service – see timetable here: