Sunday 2nd July 2017

Sunday 2nd July 2017


Day 3 of the Irish Derby Festival Sunday, 2nd July features a high quality programme including the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes and Comer Group International Curragh Cup are the highlights on the track. It is also themed as the family day with great fun planned for all the family.

Programme of Events

11.30 Gates Open
13.00 Winning Line – a panel of experts join Thom Malone to preview the races (stage)
13.45 Barronstown Stud EBF Maiden
14.15 RTE Radio One Handicap
14.45 Tote Rockingham Premier Handicap
15.15 Finlay Volvo International Stakes (Group 3)
15.45 Grangecon Stud Stakes (Group 3)
16.20 Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1)
16.50 Comer Group International Curragh Cup (Group 2)
17.00 Presentation of the Cullen & Co sponsored Leading Owner, Trainer and Jockey of the Festival
17.25 Troytown Grey Abbey Equine Hospital Handicap


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


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 – any Dublin Coach service will stop on request – see for further details.