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Autumn Festival - Newbridge Parishes Day

Autumn Festival - Newbridge Parishes Day

The Curragh Autumn festival on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September features great quality race action on the track with some of the best group and competitive handicap races of the season.

The Curragh Autumn Festival - Newbridge Parishes Family Day - Saturday 28th September

12.00pm Gates Open

12.00-1.00pm Newbridge Gospel Choir

1.25pm   PG Duffy & Sons Maiden                                    

2.00pm   AES Renaissance Stakes (Group 3)

2.05-2.20pm Soccer Match - Newbridge United v Newbridge Town (Track)

2.35pm   Manguard Plus Joe McGrath Premier Handicap

2.40-2.55pm Football Match - Moorefield v Sarsfields (Track)

3.10pm   Treacy Group Apprentice Handicap

3.15-3.30pm Rugby Match - Newbridge RFC v Cill Dara RFC

3.45pm   Cross's SuperValu Handicap  

3.50-4.05pm Irish Pony Club Musical Ride - Clare (Track)

4.20pm   Holden Plant Hire Loughbrown Stakes (Group 3)

4.25-4.40pm Hurling Match - Moorefiled v Sarsfields                 

4.50pm   EBF Maiden 

5.00-5.15pm Athletics - Newbridge Athletic Club (Track)

5.20pm   Keadeen Hotel Ladies Invitational

5.45pm Pony Club Exhibition Race - 3 furlongs of the track

There is plenty to look forward to on Saturday 28th September when the Curragh stages the annual Newbridge Parishes Family Race Day. Well in excess of 500,000 euro has been raised for worthwhile projects benefiting the local community since it was launched 34 years ago with both the Catholic and Church of Ireland parishes working close together. 

The race day coincides with the Curragh’s Autumn Festival, which also includes “Future Champions Day” on Sunday 29th September

There will be a top class programme of 8 races starting at 1.25pm, while a variety of free entertainment for children during the afternoon includes an exciting “Kids Zone” and music from a variety of local performers including the Newbridge Gospel Choir.

Children from Sports club in the Parish will take part in exhibition games between races including Moorefield, Sarsfields GAA, Newbridge United, Newbridge Town soccer teams

Cill Dara and Newbridge rugby clubs and Newbridge Athletics Club, while the Irish Pony Club will celebrate their achievements this year with many successes coming from their members from Kildare

Races have been generously sponsored by AES, Manguard Plus, Holden Plant Rentals, Cross’ SuperValu, Keadeen Hotel, PG Duffy and Sons and the Treacy Group

In advance of the race day, over 500 primary school children from the Parish have been invited to the Curragh to spend a morning.  All children taking part will be asked to write a short essay about their visit with the author of the best essay receiving an exciting prize

The race day will also celebrate the successes of Irish Pony Club members this year and this will include a special Musical Ride performance and a Jockey Skills display on the track with ten pony club members taking part.

The Curragh Autumn Festival - Future Champions Day - Sunday 29th September

12.00pm     Gates Open 

1.50pm       EBF Maiden      

2.20pm       Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital EBF Maiden     

2.50pm       Weld Park Stakes (Group 3)  

3.25pm       Foran Equine EBF Winners of 1    

4.00pm       Beresford Stakes (Group 2)     

4.30pm       EBF Maiden Auction     

5.05pm       Mongey Communications Nursery       

5.35pm       Nursery       

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