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Owners & Trainers

Owners & Trainers

A warm welcome awaits all Owners and Trainers. The Curragh team will do all they can to ensure owners and trainers have a memorable race day experience.

The Curragh Owners and Trainers Guide 2020 

The Guide includes all relevant information for owners and trainers with runners at The Curragh.

Please download your copy here Download The Curragh Racecourse Owners & Trainers Guide 

The Tattersalls Owners Restaurant and Lounge are located on Level 3 of the Grandstand. All Owners & Trainers with runners on the day who present their Association of Irish Racecourses card at the AIR turnstile will receive an Owners & Trainers badge which will give access to the parade ring and to Level 3 of the Grandstand. 

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 people to enjoy a complimentary meal courtesy of the Curragh Racecourse in the Tattersalls Owners Restaurant.

All owner who receives an Owners & Trainers Badge will gain access the Tattersalls Owners Lounge.

Please contact Ciara Doyle, Racing Executive or Evan Arkwright, Racing and Sponsorship Manager for all matters relating to owners and trainers. Tel +353  45 441205 or 447223 email [email protected] 

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

The Curragh International Runners 

Owners with horses trained outside of Ireland should contact the Curragh office in advance of the race day to ensure tickets and hospitality will be organised for them in advance.  Please contact Ciara Doyle at the racecourse who will look after  requirements. Tel +353  45 441205 or 447223​​​​​​​ email [email protected] 

All winning owners will accompany a member of the Curragh team for celebratory refreshments in the historic Queens Room following the race. They will receive a memento either from the race sponsor or from the racecourse and a photograph of the winning horse will be sent to each winning owner by post.

Stable Staff 

All races offer a prize awarded to the groom who looks after the horse judged to be best turned out.  Also in many races, the grooms in charge of the winning horse will also receive a prize.

August is Stable Staff Appreciation Month in association with TRM with a variety of special offers and incentives awarded to stable staff

Stable Staff Canteen 

Our Stable Staff canteen, supported by Moyglare Stud, is widely considered to be one of the best facilities 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.  

Curragh Stable Yard

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 Tel +353  45 441205 or 447223​​​​​​​ email [email protected] 

Going Reports

Contact the racecourse office +353 45 441205. Going reports are published on the website homepage and on Twitter.

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 +353878321215 for permission to use grass gallops or Shane Gorey +353873482768.

Accommodation

Stable Staff – Trainers based outside of Ireland should contact Ciara Doyle at the racecourse who will arrange suitable complimentary accommodation within close proximity to the racecourse. The Curragh will cover the cost of accommodation for grooms associated with horses trained outside of Ireland and will also provide complimentary transport to and from the racecourse and the accommodation. Tel +353  45 441205 or 447223 email [email protected]  

Owners/Trainers – please see Where to Stay for a list of local accommodation twithin close proximity to the Curragh racecourse or contact Ciara Doyle for any assistance required Tel Tel +353  45 441205 or 447223 email [email protected] 

Going Reports

Contact the racecourse office +353  45 441205 or 447223. Going reports are published on the website homepage and on Twitter.

Useful Numbers

Horse Racing Ireland +35345455455 (entries, declarations, forfeits, supplementary etc)

Irish Regulatory Horse Racing Board +35345445600 (integrity services, licensing)

Useful Websites

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