Plan Your Visit | The Curragh Racecourse

The Curragh

Plan Your Visit

The Curragh Racecourse is Ireland’s premier flat racing venue and a wonderful family day out. With full accessibility, modern, comfortable facilities and unrestricted access throughout the grandstand and enclosure, the Curragh has something for everyone.

Plan Your Visit
Where to Stay

Where to Stay

There are some great value hotels located close to the Curragh.

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Next events

Wednesday 25th October

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 25 people, led by dedicated managers Pat Kelly and Richard Brophy.

Owners & Trainers

Owners & Trainers

The Owners Lounge is located in the main enclosure. All Owners & Trainers with runners on the day can present their Association of Irish Racecourses card at the AIR turnstile.

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