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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.

If you are fully vaccinated and have your covid cert there is no need to self isolate.  However if you do not have this you will have to follow the 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.  You will have to do the IHRB health screening on the day prior to your attending.



Céad míle fáilte, we are delighted to be able to welcome owners back you have been missed at The Curragh Racecourse. Our main objective is to make sure that everyone enjoys their day and stays safe.

We appreciate the ongoing support from owners and hope you enjoy your day back at The Curragh Racecourse.

Below you will find information to help you plan your day.

Before You Arrive

Complete the IHRB screening process online, on the day of racing. Barcodes for the race meeting will be received within approx. 15 minutes of application. New attendees can also apply on the day of the race meeting.  Any questions on this please contact https://www.racehorseownership.ie/BCD/


Owners and Trainers please park in the Main Car Park (Car Park A)  

Entry Process

On arrival at the Main entrance all racegoers will be required to:

  • Present a valid A.I.R card for scanning & receive a food voucher.
  • Scan your IHRB barcode
  • Security check of bags
  • Issued with wristband. 


Welcome Back

A member of The Curragh Racecourse team will be on hand to welcome owners back to the track and will answer any questions you may have.

Face Masks

Face Masks must be worn at all times whilst in the parade ring. Please make sure you bring a mask with you. 


Parade Ring

Owners for each horse will be allowed into the parade ring before each race and winning owners will be able to go back in after each race. 


Food and Beverages

All owners will be provided with one complementary food voucher per person. All vaccinated owners will need to provide a copy of their Covid Cert and will be able to redeem their  voucher in Oaks Restaurant on the second floor. All non vaccinated owners or those without their Covid Cert will be able to redeem their voucher from Orby's restaurant just inside the main entrance. 

Tea and coffee will be complimentary as well. Under Covid -19 regulations all food and beverages must be consumed while seated. 


We will have a selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages available at each meeeting. Table service may cause delays in some areas and we ask for your patience and understanding of this mandatory rule. 

Bathroom Facilities

There will be bathroom facilities available just outside of Oaks Restaurant on the second floor and will also be available in Orby’s, as well as additional toilets located around the parade ring. 

Accessible toilets are also available around the racecourse.


If you have any queries before racing please contact the office for more information can be found at https://www.curragh.ie/back-to-racing and https://www.racehorseownership.ie/BCD/

Overseas owners: can enter if fully vaccinated as normal however if not fully vaccinated (14 days post 2nd injection) they will have to enter the country on negative PCR to be able to enter the racecourse. This also includes Irish Owners who are returning from abroad.  The IHRB medical questionnaire must be filled out each race day.  (each day if you have a runner more than 1 day)  

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 Main Carpark  which is within close proximity of the entrance and screening area.

Overseas based runners

We very much welcome the return of overseas trained runners compete during our 2021 season.

With the change in restrictions once your staff is fully vaccinated they can attend and look after their horse.  Proof of vaccination will need to be sent to our CMO for approval in advance, alternatively you can send your horse to an Irish Trainer and 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 voucher 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)


Irish Racing



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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