Friday 30th June

Friday 30th June


SportsJOE Derby Friday features the Hackett Apprentice Jockeys Derby and is the party night of the festival with the ‘Apres Racing Party’ featuring the Honky Tonk Angels. Friday is also the day for the men to up their style stakes as the Hackett judges look for The Curragh’s Most Stylish Man.

Programme of Events

4.00pm Gates Open
5.00pm Winning Line – a panel of experts join Thom Malone to preview the races (stage)
5.45pm Westgrove Hotel EBF Maiden
6.15pm Chapman’s Mitsubishi Maiden
6.45pm Handicap
7.15pm Hackett Apprentice Derby
7.50pm Irish Stallion Farm Ragusa Handicap
8.20pm Silken Thomas Handicap
8.55pm Maiden
9.00pm Honky Tonk Angels in concert


Pictured: Last years Apprentice Derby winner Ana O’Brien.


Adult €20
Senior/U25 €12
Children U16 (Accompanied by Adult) FREE
Day Member €40

Hospitality – Limited Availability

We have a range of hospitality options available which include admission, a table for the day, lunch and a racecard 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: