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
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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)
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
Nudewine Co Seasonal wine showcase