Family Days Out at the Curragh Racecourse
The Curragh Racecourse is Ireland’s premier flat racing venue and a wonderful family day out. With full accessibility, modern, comfortable facilities and unrestricted access throughout the grandstand and enclosure, the Curragh has something for everyone.
There is a wonderful choice of exclusive hospitality and dining experiences for you to enjoy in the world-class surroundings at The Curragh Racecourse. Whether you are a solo visitor or a family group they have something to suit everyone.
The Curragh Racecourse is home to the Classics, Ireland’s five most important flat races. This includes the 1000 and 2000 Guineas, The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, the Juddmonte Irish Oaks and the Irish St. Ledger on Irish Champions Weekend.
Racing takes place March to November.
At the Curragh Racecourse, under 18’s always go free when accompanied by an adult. Enjoy the beautiful playground and a variety of free family entertainment in KidsZone, including face painting. There is a wide choice of options for those wishing to dine at The Curragh, including Orby’s Bistro, The Food Court and the Champagne bar. Our beautiful Lilywhites bar on level 2 is also open to the public on race days. On our festival days there will also be a variety of food trucks. There are kid’s menus available at the track in all restaurants at the track.
Transport and Parking: The Curragh Racecourse is situated in the Heart of Racing just 32 miles from Dublin City and en route to Cork, Limerick, Waterford just off Exit 12 off the M7. When you arrive, you’ll find plenty of FREE car parking.
In addition to the above there will be FREE return shuttle buses in operation Newbridge and Kildare Town train stations and towns for all racing fixtures in 2023.
Venue: Curragh Racecourse, Kildare
Classification : Family Event
Dates: March – November
Kildare – Family Fun to be had at the Curragh Racecourse
THE CURRAGH RACE DAYS 2023
Date Feature Races Themes
Sat 25th Mar – Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire, – Kildare GAA Club Day
Lodge Park Stud Park Express Stakes
Sun 16th April – Lester Piggott Gladness Stakes – Celebrating the career of Lester Piggott
Tote Alleged Stakes
Mon 1st May – Coolmore Sottsass Mooresbridge Stakes – Newbridge Parishes Community Day
+ Coolmore Circus Maximus Athasi Stakes
Fri 26th – Sun 28th May Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival
Friday26th May – Novibet Emerald Mile
Sat 27th May – The Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas
Sun 28th May – The Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas
Wed 7th June – Sky Bet Race to the Ebor Handicap – Relay for Life Race Evening
Fri 30th June – Sun 2nd July – Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Friday – Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival
Saturday – Pretty Polly Stakes
Sunday – Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby
Sat 22nd + Sun 23rd July – Juddmonte Irish Oaks Weekend
Saturday – Juddmonte Irish Oaks
Sunday – Romanised Minstrel Stakes
Sat 12th August – Keeneland Phoenix Stakes Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint
August Summer Series
Sat 19th August – Coolmore Debutante Stakes + Coolmore Woolton Basset Futurity Stakes
Sun 20th August – Comer Group + Fitzdares Royal Whip
Sat 26th August – Irish Cambridgeshire, Heider Family Stables Round Tower, Snow Fairy Stakes
(Pat Smullen Race Day in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland)
Sun 10th September – Irish Champions Weekend – Taste of Kildare
Sat 23rd + Sunday 24th September
Saturday – Goffs Million
Sunday – Friends of The Curragh Irish Cesarewitch
Sat 7th October – Brigid’s Pastures Stakes
Staffordstown Stud Stakes
Thur 12th October – Student Derby
Wed 25th October
Sun 5th November – Comer Group Loughbrown Stakes – Finale of the season