Saturday 26th August | The Curragh Racecourse
Pat Smullen Race Day in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland

Pat Smullen Race Day in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland

The Pat Smullen race day in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland is very close to the hearts of the Irish racing community.

In addition to an exciting race card including the Irish Cambridgeshire Premier Handicap, the Round Tower Stakes (Group 3), the Newtownanner Stud Stakes (Group 3) and the Snow Fairy Stakes (Group 3), this unique race day includes a host of events and activities to raise funds for Cancer Trials Ireland, the leading cancer research trials organisation in Ireland, a charity very close to Pat Smullen’s heart.

The Pat Smullen Cancer Trials Ireland charity race

Thank you for your expression of interest to ride in The Pat Smullen Cancer Trials Ireland charity race. We have been overwhelmed with the response and have now closed the application process for this year. 

Charity lunch
The race day includes a very special charity lunch which will feature some outstanding auction items. In addition, there will be fantastic live music and entertainment throughout the enclosure. Tables of 10 at the charity lunch are available for €2000 and include a complimentary drinks reception, a sumptuous four-course lunch and entertainment in the Oaks Restaurant. SOLD OUT

Coast to Curragh charity cycle
Prior to racing, the Coast to Curragh charity cycle will take in six racecourses and Moyglare Stud, which starts at Laytown Races and finished at the Curragh Racecourse in time for the first race. To register for the Coast to Curragh Cycle, please visit


Every ticket purchased counts, all proceeds go to THE PAT SMULLEN CHAIR IN PANCREATIC CANCER 

Click here to view an amazing list of online auction lots. 

Coast to Curragh charity cycle will arrive at the racecourse before the first race.

Gates Open 14:30, First Race 16:05, Last Race 19:40, Live Music 20:00 - 21:30, Bars Close 22:00 Venue Closes 22:30


 Keeper’s Heart 10 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey Maiden


 Newtownanner Stakes G3


 Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes G3


 Snow Fairy Stakes G3


 Paddy Power supporting Cancer Trials Ireland  Irish Cambridgeshire


 Bord Na Mona  Recycling Apprentice Handicap


 Plusvital Supplements Nursery


 Pat Smullen Cancer Trials Ireland Charity Race supported by The Grafton Hotel