23 declared to run in Goffs Million this Saturday | The Curragh Racecourse
23 declared to run in Goffs Million this Saturday

23 declared to run in Goffs Million this Saturday

Twenty-three two-year-olds are set to line up in the Goffs Million following this morning’s declaration of runners. The home trained team features Beauty Thunder, Guildenstern, Cherry Blossom, My Mate Alfie and Storm Miami, while a strong British trained challenge features Chaturanga, Havanagreattime, County Palatine, Pianoforte, Western and Mission to Moon.

Grosvenor Square, Navy Seal, and Chief Little Rock are among the strong team of runners set to represent Aidan O’Brien in the Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes. The Group 2 contest has also attracted Stromberg, Deepone and Ozark Daze

The inaugural High Spirits & Food Festival will run alongside a packed program of racing. The weekend will provide a real feast for the senses by combining the thrill of racing with a superb culinary experience. An exciting addition to racegoers to enjoy over both days. The Curragh Racecourse will be transformed into a foodie heaven and with thousands of racegoers being offered the chance to try delicious food from a range of vendors such as Khalil’s Kitchen, offering Middle Eastern Street food, to Barberstown Castle who will be showcasing their renowned Seafood Chowder. . Food trucks will be parked trackside while drinks vendors will be located inside Champions Hall


Declarations - Saturday

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Declared runners Friday at 10am

The ground at the curragh remains soft yielding to soft in places on the straight track and yielding to soft ,soft in places on the round track.

Track: Stand side with stalls in centre for all sprints

Forecast: Forecast mainly dry today + tomorrow,  showers Saturday with more persistent rain forecast for Sunday.


Adult admission €20 (€15 online) – includes racing and food festival

Under 18s free accompanied by an adult

Curragh Bundle: €28 online includes: General admission, Race card, €10 food voucher*, €5.00 Tote voucher.




Goffs Mini Millions – Junior Racegoers from ages 3 – 7 can take part the mini millions race on the track.  

The Moyglare Kids Zone: junior racegoers can enjoy free activities with Imagination Station and Face Painting on Saturday and Junior Einsteins and Face Painting on Sunday


Saturday: Newbridge Gospel Choir, Havana Trio, NITETRAIN

Sunday: Newbridge Gospel Choir and Roisin McAlinden  


Where to Watch

All races broadcast live on Racing TV

TG4 will broadcast 4 races on Saturday (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th races)



Goffs Million

Paddy Power: 6-4 Cherry Blossom, 11-2 My Mate Alfie, 7 Guildenstern, 9 Beauty Thunder, 10 Chaturanga, Mission To Moon, Storm Miami, 12 Do It With Style, 20 Chicago Fireball, Havanagreattime, 25 One Look, Pianoforte, Thor’s Hammer, 33 Soldier’s Empire, 40 Aratayvo, Riviera Queen, Western, 66 Akkadian Emperor, Count Palatine, Tsunami Speed, 100 Cathal, Raknah, What A Squeeze


How to Get there

Free car parking

Free shuttle bus from Newbridge and Kildare Stations and Towns. See Shuttle Bus timetables here


Vendors for the High Spirits and Food Festival

Shoda fish shack                             Lobster rolls & Fish Tacos

Kahil’s Kitchen                                 Falafel & middle eastern dishes

Barberstown horsebox                 Seafood Chowder & homemade brown bread

Bonito Burrito                                 Mexican Burritos

Fallons                                              Pig on a spit

Sidechick                                          Slinging Chicken

Rockin Burgers                                Gourmet Burgers

Pizza Truck                                       Woodfired pizzas

Facchino Bakery                              Delicious desserts

Tiger IceCream                                Freshly whipped ice cream

Sweet Cheeses                                Cheese Board


Jackford Gin                                    Irish Gin

Kildare Brewery                              Craft Beer and Kombucha

Dew Drop                                        Craft Beer

Keepers Heart Whiskey                Irish Whiskey

Craft Cocktails                                 Award winning cocktails

Little&Green.ie                               Cocktails

Nudewine Co                                  Seasonal wine showcase