Curragh Racecourse

, The Curragh, Co Kildare, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)45 441205

Fax: +353 (0)45 441442

The Curragh Racecourse is one of the top horse racing venues in the world and hosts several race days a year, including all five of the Irish Classics. It has a good selection of bars and restaurants as well as hospitality suites.

Officials:

Manager: Paul Hensey, Tel: +353 (0)45 441205; Clerk of the Course: (race days only) Joseph Collins, Tel: +353 (0)87 252 0578, Mobile: +353 (0)87 275 0610

Major Races Run:

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby; Darley Irish Oaks; Abu Dhabi Irish 2000 Guineas; Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas; Irish Field St Leger; Moyglare Stud Stakes; Vincent O'Brien National Stakes; Tattersalls Gold Cup, Pretty Polly Stakes, Keeneland Phoenix Stakes

How to Get There:

Road: 30 miles south west of Dublin on Dublin/Cork-Limerick Road (N7), Junction 12 M7. Bus: public service from Busaras (Dublin City) on race days. Rail: Trains to Kildare Town- Free Bus Shuttle to Course

Car & Coach Parks:

Beside racecourse - free

Aircraft Landing Facilities:

Helicopter Pad

Effect of Draw:

Low numbers on sprints, high numbers on round course

Stabling:

130 boxes

Restaurant Reservations:

Ring Office No

Dress Requirements:

Smart Casual

Facilities & Badge Accommodation for Owners:

Owners lounge located in Grandstand.

Recommended Hotels:

The Kildare Hotel & Country Club, Tel: +353 (0)1 6273333; Hotel Keadeen, Tel: +353 (0)45 431666; Maudlins House Hotel: +353 (0)45 896999

Other Details:

Course watering system; covered Totes; hospitality suites; reserved daily seats; reduced group rates; playground for children

Type of Racecourses:

Flat