Sunday 25th September - Autumn Festival | The Curragh Racecourse
Sunday 25th September - Autumn Festival

Sunday 25th September - Autumn Festival

The Curragh is delighted to support the promotion of racehorse ownership during their Autumn Racing Festival taking place on 24th and 25th September.

Racegoers will have the opportunity to meet representatives from a variety of ownership groups during the weekend, while Saturday will feature an expert panel featuring a variety of participants from across the racing industry will share insights and talk about the benefits of horse ownership, from 11.30am to 12.30pm, before the first race at 1.05pm.

All owners who hold  an active AIR cards will gain free admission on 24 Sept 

Gates open: 11:30AM | Bars close 6PM | Gates close 6:30PM

11.30 to 1              KNC Performing Arts at entrance

12.30                     Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Nicola Zammitt (Two Cooks)

1pm                       Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Graham Heretich (BAKE)

1.25               Irish EBF maiden

1.35                        Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Barry Liscombe
                               (Hartes of Kildare and Firecastle Kildare)

1.55                        Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden

2..05                      Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Rachel Allen (Guest Chef)

2.30                        Irish EBF Auction Series Race

2.40                        Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Mickael Viljanen (Guest Chef)

3.05                        William Hill Renaissance Stakes Group 3

3.15                        Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Rachel Allen (Guest Chef)

3.40                        Weld Park Stakes Group 3

4.15                        Friends of The Curragh Irish Cesarewitch

4.45                        William Hill Extra Place Races Nursery

4.55                        Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Nathan Dimond (Ginger BBQ)

5.20                        William Hill Play Responsibly Maiden


All Taste of Kildare Cooking demonstrations take place in Oaks Restaurant located on Level 2 of the Grandstand

Nitetrain perform in Derby Bar during afternoon

KNC Performing Arts at Derby Bar Terrace during afternoon

Music from Sharkey and Kidz Zone located at Beech Tree Enclosure at Queens Room



The last pattern race for two-year-old fillies in the Irish calendar, this race commemorates Dermot Weld’s parents Charlie and Marguerite and it has been run at the Curragh since 1991. The race has produced a number of subsequently top class fillies and both Imagine and Qualify went on to win the following year’s Epsom Oaks after victory in this race. The likes of Ridgewood Pearl, Alborada and Trusted Partner are other previous winners who have gone on to Group 1 success as three-year-olds. 2018 winner Hermosa went on to land the English and Irish 1000 Guineas.


Feast on the Taste of Kildare during the Curragh Autumn Festival this September. From relaxed dining to Michelin starred restaurants, County Kildare is packed full of exciting eateries to suit every taste and palate. With such a vast selection of food and drink choices to enjoy in every corner of Kildare, we have brought them all together at the Curragh Racecourse. Click here for more details 

Where to watch

RACING TV show every race live which you can watch on your TV, tablet or mobile. For more information and to create an account, visit the Racing TV website.

RACING REPLAYS If you missed any of the action, you can watch all the replays here and on The Curragh Twitter and Facebook.

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