Plan Your Visit | The Curragh Racecourse

The Curragh

Plan Your Visit

Steeped in history and tradition the Curragh Racecourse is undoubtedly Ireland’s premier flat racing venue and the spiritual home of the sport in Ireland. Find all the information that you need to plan your day back at The Curragh Racecourse for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

Plan Your Visit
Where to Stay

Where to Stay

There are some great value hotels located close to the Curragh. Please contact hotels directly for their Covid regulations.

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Next events

Saturday 25th September
Saturday 25th September
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Sunday 26th September
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Sunday 10th October
Sunday 10th October
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What to Wear

There’s nothing like a race day to let your style shine and for you to enjoy the chance to dress up. Please be aware that the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is an entirely outdoor event. We therefore suggest you check the weather forecast before leaving your home and dress for the weather. There will be no indoor seating during the day. While we hope for sunshine, you may need rain gear/warm clothes. Men – you do not have to wear ties, and jackets are not compulsory but smart casual is good and is the norm on most days. Ladies – Dress accordingly for the occasion and the weather.

Track & Ground Info

The Curragh Training Grounds provide trainers with the opportunity to prepare their horses on approximately 1,500 acres of world-class training facilities.

Training Grounds

The Curragh Training Grounds are maintained 365 days a year by a skilled and dedicated team of approximately 15 people, led by dedicated manager Pat Kelly and his assistance Richard Brophy.

Owners & Trainers

Owners & Trainers

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.

  • Stabling
  • Training Facilities
  • Ticketing
  • Accomodation
  • Going Reports
  • Grooms Canteen
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Hospitality

The Curragh Racecourse has an exciting new range of hospitality choices. From VIP experiences such as private suite hire and fine dining to more casual options such our bistro, the Curragh has something for everyone across our fixtures this year.

Hospitality