Go Racing in County Kildare

Kildare - The Thoroughbred County

Kildare is the Thoroughbred County and if you love horses you won't be disappointed. Come racing at our three top class racecourses.

  • Curragh Racecourse: Headquarters of Flat Racing in Ireland, hosting all five Classic Races including the Irish Derby.
  • Punchestown is the Home of Irish National Hunt Racing and the venue for the famous Irish National Hunt Festival in May.
  • Naas Racecourse features both Flat and National Hunt racing and provides excellent facilities for an enjoyable day at the races.
Horse Racing Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland is the national authority for thoroughbred horse racing in Ireland. Their headquarters are situated next to the Curragh Racecourse in Newbridge. Visit their website for all the latest on Ireland's racing industry.

News

Kildare Trainer Wins Horse Racing Ireland Award

Jessica Harrington, based at Commonstown Stud, Moone, County Kildare, was among the winners at the annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards this afternoon at Leopardstown Racecourse, which was attended by many of the industry's leading figures

Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Leopardstown 9th September / The Curragh 10th September

Tipperary Crystal Rose Race Day

The Rose of Tralee, Maggie Mc Eldowney, on a special return trip to Kildare earlier this month, announced details of the Tipperary Crystal Rose Race Day taking place at the Curragh on Sunday 27th August.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Best Dressed Window Competition Winners

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby weekend is finally upon us, and Dubai Duty Free have officially announced the deserved winners of the Best Dressed Window competition. Now in its third year, entrants went bigger and better, and with much difficulty, Sinead El Sibai, Senior Vice President of Dubai Duty Free, chose the Kildare based winners.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day Sells Out

Ticket sales for Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day on Saturday 1st July have now reached the capacity of 6,000 and no tickets are available for purchase. The race day is strictly a ticket only event. Tickets still available for Friday & Sunday of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival.

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