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Owners & Trainers

Owners, Trainers and Stable Staff

We continue to comply with both governmental and industry regulations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain a range of measures across our operations to best protect all our patrons.

The on-course experience for all stakeholders has changed, significantly so in some areas of our business, however we endeavour to ensure we deliver the best experience possible.

Self-isolations restrictions is now arrive with a negative PCR and self-isolate for 5 day and on day 5 get retested then on production of another negative test (results take 24-48 hours) they will be able to attend.


In line with the latest government guidance, we regret that we are unable to welcome owners to attend at this time.  We are grateful for your continued support despite the current circumstances and look forward to welcoming owners when it is safe to do so. 

In advance of all our race days, owners who have entries will receive an email on our behalf from the Horse Racing Ireland Ownership Department with details of how you will be able to engage with the race day.  This will include a link to avail of a complimentary race day service provide by Racing TV.

All winning owners will receive a memento, photograph and recording of the race from The Curragh and race sponsor.


All trainers must register to attend with the races by logging onto  http://www.ihrb.ie/health-screening and follow instructions.


Situated in Car Park 2 which is within close proximity of the entrance and screening area.

Overseas based runners

We very much welcome to the prospect of having overseas trained runners compete during our 2021 season.

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 crisis, the current Irish Government’s protocols state that all people including trainers and their staff visiting Ireland must self-restrict for 14 days upon arrival in Ireland.

The best option in the current circumstances is to send your horse to Ireland to be looked after by an Irish based trainer based at the Curragh.  We have a list of a number of trainers who are willing to accommodate overseas trained horses. The Curragh will cover all relevant costs. Please contact Ciara Doyle or Evan Arkwright for details.

If you require a stable for a companion horse, please let us know as soon as possible as stables are allocated at time of declarations.  If available we will facilitate this.


All members of stable staff attending the races must register to attend with the races by logging onto  http://www.ihrb.ie/health-screening and following instructions.

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

The Curragh and TRM also provide additional prizes to the winning groom of the Best Turned Out prize for every race at the Curragh and each winner will receive free entry into an end of season draw.

Our Stable Staff canteen is closed due to current Covid 10 protocols, but all stable staff are entitled to a complimentary lunch bag generously sponsored by Moyglare Stud


Please click on the following link to see full race conditions of our major Stakes races in 2021.

Race closings


There are 135 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 +35345441205 or email [email protected] 


Contact the racecourse office +35345441205. Going reports are published on the website homepage and on our Twitter @curraghrace.


Ciara Doyle, Racing Executive or Evan Arkwright, Racing Manager for all matters relating to owners, trainers, stable staff and race conditions. Tel +35345441205 or email [email protected] 


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

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


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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.

Meet trainers Paddy Twomey, Tracey Collins and Terence O’Brien as they chat about their different training styles and behind the scenes of racing with Dave Keena

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