14th July 2022
Emily Upjohn, the mount of Frankie Dettori, is one of eight fillies who will line up in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks taking place at the Curragh this Saturday. Runner up in the Epsom Oaks, she will attempt to give trainer John Gosden his fourth winner in the race, having won with Star Catcher, Enable and Great Heavens.
Ribblesdale Stakes winner Magical Lagoon and Fennela will represent trainer Jessica Harrington, while Aidan O’Brien will have a team of three fillies, Emily Dickinson, Toy and History. Cairde Go Deo trained by Ger Lyons and Show of Stars trained by Paddy Twomey also feature in the Group 1 Classic.
Mooneista will attempt to win the Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes for a second successive year and the Jack Davison trained performer will face seven rivals including the British trained Equilateral and Last Crusader. Castle Star, Cadamosto, New York City, Brostaigh, Geocentric and Ladies Church also feature among the runners for the Group 2 sprint.
Little Big Bear, Slan Abhaile, Voce Del Palio and Kodi Noir are amongst the seven runners in the Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables Anglesey Stakes, while there are 17 runners in the Kildare Village Ladies Derby including Kazakdaria who will be ridden by Rachael Blackmore and 17 runners in the valuable Paddy Power Scurry including Gustavus Weston, Urban Beat, Laugh A Minute and Mr Wagyu trained in Britain by John Quinn.
12 two-year-olds will line up in the opening Juddmonte “Expert Eye” Maiden, while there are 10 runners in the DMG Media Nursery and 16 in the TaxAssist Accountants Kildare South Maiden
Good, Good to Firm in places, Watering continues
Forecast: dry with temperatures increasing from low 20s today to high 20s over the weekend
Racing on middle track and stalls in centre for all sprints
Link to declared runners
Sunday: Declared runners close 10am tomorrow
Juddmonte Irish Oaks
Paddy Power: 1-2 Emily Upjohn, 4 Magical Lagoon, 10 Emily Dickinson, 12 History, 16 Cairde Go Deo, 25 Fennela, 33 Show Of Stars, Toy
Paddy Power Scurry Handicap
Paddy Power: 11-2 Andreas Vesalius, Coumshingaun, 6 Mr Wagyu, 8 Nordic Passage, 10 No More Porter, 11 Lord Dudley, 14 Half Nutz, Neo Soul, Quarantine Dreams, 16 Big Gossey, Gustavus Weston, Urban Beat, 20 Goodnight Girl, Majestic Colt, 25 Blairmayne, Mickey The Steel, 33 Laugh A Minute
Gate Opening Times
Saturday 11am, first of 8 races 1.30pm, final race 5.25pm
Sunday 11.30am, first of 8 races 1.40pm, with Corinthian Challenge in aid of the Irish Injured Jockeys at 5.30pm
Where to watch
Racing TV – all races
RTE - Saturday – 5 races live
ITV – Juddmonte Irish Oaks and Barberstown Castle Sapphire Stakes
Trains to Kildare and Newbridge with free shuttle service with pick up locations in both towns
Expressway service from Dublin City Centre – see expressway.ie
Free car parking
Special offers still available www.curragh.ie/tickets
Saturday features the Barberstown Castle Lady of the Curragh Style competition with judges Marty Morrissey and Sinead Kennedy.
Live music from Nitetrain and Ross G
Sunday features the Curragh Kids Zone with free activities for younger racegoers. To celebrate All Ireland Hurling weekend, Kids are encourage to wear their GAA county or club colours to win a prize
The Curragh will introduce the exciting innovation of publishing sectional timing with four races on each day as part of the phased roll-out of the system.