New for 2023 - Buy a ticket for a behind the scenes tour ticket and a get a free race day admission ticket*
“Where Champions Are Made” describes the globally iconic Curragh Racecourse in Co. Kildare, Ireland’s premier racecourse and home to over 1,000 racehorses in training on the Curragh training grounds, just a 30-minute drive from the centre of Dublin. The Curragh Racecourse is delighted to announce a new visitor experience outside of race days with the launch of Behind the Scenes tours. Choose a date and purchase your ticket today and get a free race day admission ticket (*see terms & conditions below).
Take a fully guided tour behind the scenes at the Curragh Racecourse, to locations that are strictly off-limits to the public on race days and gain an insight into what it is like to experience a race day as a jockey, a groom, a racehorse trainer and a racehorse owner. Whether you are a seasoned racing fan or a first-time visitor, we will share unique insights, both human and equine, that will stay with you forever and enhance your future race going experience.
Experience a fully guided tour of one of the world’s most iconic racecourses.
Go behind the scenes to locations such as the jockeys changing room, the saddling boxes and the top floor balcony.
Discover what it is like to be a professional jockey and immerse yourself in their world.
Learn about a day at the races from a racehorse’s experience.
Imagine what it is like to be a racehorse owner with a runner at the Curragh Racecourse.
*A free race day admission ticket will be issued to all tour adult and senior tour guests on arrival. These tickets are valid for all race day, excluding Group 1 race days.
Please note that there is no horse racing at the Curragh Racecourse on dates that tours take place. Please click here to view tour terms & conditions before making a purchase.