Race Day Facilities

Race Day Facilities


With the O’Brien’s Champagne & Wine Bar as the only permanent facility remaining in place this season, high quality marquee structures will be place until the development project is completed by the end of 2018.  The structures will feature the Grand Hall with Tote, Paddy Power Betting Shop, Sports Lounge and food and beverage area and an Owners & Trainers facility which will be available for connections of runners on the day to enjoy a complimentary meal, together with an imposing Hospitality Marquee over two levels with magnificent views across the racecourse to feature two restaurants with capacity for 250 people each, a Premier Members Lounge and an exclusive area for feature race sponsors.

In addition, there will be an Artisan Food Village featuring some of Kildare’s leading food producers and a Race Track Viewing Stand with a capacity for 1500 people, together with numerous screens which will be located throughout the enclosure for additional viewing.  The Weigh Room has been relocated to what was previously the main entrance building, while the pre parade and parade ring will remain in place for the 2017 season.

Car Parking

Free car parking is available, while there are designated reserved car parking for Owners with runners on the day and Curragh / Go Racing in Kildare Members.

Food and Beverage

During the 2017 season we will be undergoing a redevelopment of our grandstand however we will still be offer a variety of lively bars and restaurants  located throughout the racecourse enclosure in high quality marquees including:

Dress Code

Although there is no strict dress code, we would advise smart casual attire


Available throughout the racecourse

Family Friendly

We welcome families to the racecourse and do all we can to make the day as special as possible for them.

  • Under 16s NO CHARGE accompanied by an adult

Special Needs

Our facilities for those with Special Needs include:

  • Viewing Stand situation in front of main grandstand
  • Toilet located beside Champagne Bar

Press Facilities

Due to the redevelopment works, the press centre in 2017 is located beside the Weigh Room in the relocated weigh room close to the pre parade ring. All Press are more than welcome to access the facilities which include ISDN and wifi facilities.

Media Contact

If you require accreditation for any of our meetings, contact Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager

For all media related matters, contact Evan Arkwright, Commercial Manager