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

Applications Open for Exercise Rider Training Course

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), through its Careers and Racing Education (CARE) department, in conjunction with RACE, are currently recruiting for an Exercise Riders Training Course which will commence on Monday 31st July.

400 tickets remaining for Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day

With reduced capacity this year due to the ongoing redevelopment project, Saturday July 1st, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Day will be a TICKET ONLY event. There are 400 tickets remaining for purchase, so booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment.

2017 Racing Year at the Curragh Starts this Weekend

Racing will return to the Curragh for the first time in the 2017 season with a two day meeting this weekend featuring the Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Blue Wind Stakes on Saturday and the potential Irish debut of Acapulco in Sunday’s inaugural Sole Power Sprint.

All-Star Cast Set for 2017 Punchestown Festival

Many Cheltenham heroes head for Punchestown

Star filly Alice Springs Runs at Naas on Sunday

3-time Group 1 winner in the Gladness Stakes

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