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What's On

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.

Considered to be one of the finest tracks in the world every year it is the home to Ireland’s five Classics. Centre stage is of course held by the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, a major event for flat racing worldwide and a race that down through the years has been won by some of the greatest racehorses ever to run.

The Curragh is a right-handed horseshoe shaped course with a circuit of two miles with no sharp bends and a straight run in of three furlongs uphill. The Curragh includes a straight mile course and two round courses – plate and Derby. It is widely recognised as a very fair galloping track.

Curragh Summer Festival featuring the Kerrygold Irish Oaks - Saturday 20 July

Top class race day featuring the Group 1 Kerrygold Irish Oaks, Group 3 Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables Anglesey Stakes and Group 2 Friarstown Stud Minstrel Stakes. 1st race 2.15pm 

Curragh Summer Festival  - Sunday 21 July

Day 2 of Summer Festival featuring the Group 2 Kilboy Estate Stakes and Group 2 Sapphire Stakes. 1st race approx 2.15pm

Curragh Summer Sounds - Friday 9 August

Top class evening meeting featuring the Group 1 Keeenland Phoenix Stakes and Group 3 Phoenix Sprint. 1st race approx 5.30pm

Curragh Summer Sounds - Friday 16 August

Evening meeting featuring the Group 3 Royal Whip Stakes and Group 3 Irish St Leger Trial. 1st race approx 5.30pm

Curragh Summer Sounds - Friday 23 August

Evening meeting featuring the Group 2 Galileo Futurity Stakes and Group 2 Debutante Stakes. 1st race approx 5.30pm

Curragh Summer Sounds - Friday 30 August

Final evening in Curragh Summer Sounds series featuring the Irish Cambridgeshire, Flame of Tara Stakes (Group 3), Snow Fairy Stakes and Round Tower Stakes (Group 3)

Longines Irish Champions Weekend (Day 2) - Sunday 15 September

Day 2 of Longines Irish Champions Weekend featuring a high quality programme including the Comer Group International Irish St Leger, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Goffs Vincent OBrien National Stakes and Derrinstown Stud Flying Five. 1st race approx 2pm

Curragh Autumn Festival - Saturday 28 September

Day 1 of Autumn Festival featuring the Renaissance Stakes (Group 3) and Loughbrown Stakes (Group 3)

Curragh Autumn Festival - Sunday 29 September

Day 2 of the Autumn Festival with strong emphasis on Future Champions - feature races including Group 2 Beresford Stakes and Group 3 Weld Park Stakes. First race approx 1.45pm

Curragh Finale of Season - Sunday 13 October

Final race day of 2019 season featuring the Tote Irish Cesarewitch and Staffordstown Stud Stakes. First race approx 1.45pm

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