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Owners & Trainers

Owners & Trainers

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The Owners Lounge is located in the main enclosure.

All Owners & Trainers with runners on the day who present their Association of Irish Racecourses card at the AIR turnstile will receive

Owners & Trainers badge which will give access to the parade ring

Owners & Trainers with a runner on the day will have received their allocation of AIR cards from the Association of Irish Racecourses

4 per Owner with Runner on Day

2 per Trainer with Runner on Day

Owners with a runner on the day will receive access for four to the Owners Lounge.

Please contact the Curragh Office on 045-257572 / email racing@curragh.ie for all matters in relation to the Owners Lounge

All winning owners receive a memento either from the race sponsor or from the racecourse.



There are stables available on race days and are allocated on race mornings. There is a choice of paper or shavings bedding (straw is no longer available). Please contact Ciara Doyle 045 257572 or racing@curragh.ie.


Going Reports

Contact the racecourse office 045 441205 or access www.met.ie


Training facilities

Overseas trainers with runners are permitted to use the Curragh gallops during their stay, including all grass and all-weather gallops, but we would appreciate that trainers contact Pat Kelly (Manager of Training Grounds Groundsman) for permission to use grass gallops – mobile + 353 87 8321215 or Richie Brophy 087 6672556


Grooms Canteen

Our grooms canteen has recently enjoyed a major refurbishment and is now widely considered the best facility of it’s kind in the country. Breakfast and lunch are available to grooms on all race days. Showers and changing facilities are also available for their use.



Re. Grooms – please contact us, as we have an extensive list of local bed and breakfast facilities.

Re. Owners/Trainers – please see Where to Stay section on this website.



Overseas owners and trainers must contact Ciara Doyle at the racecourse who will look after their requirements with regards to admission badges. Tel 045 257572 email racing@curragh.ie

Useful Numbers

Horse Racing Ireland +353 45 455455 (entries, declarations, forfeits, supplementary etc)

Irish Regulatory Horse Racing Board + 353 45 445600 (integrity services, licensing)

Useful Websites

Irish Racing

Racing Post


Hri Racing