The vast, open, grassy plains of The Curragh is at the very centre of Ireland's thoroughbred horse industry and the racecourse, in addition to regular race days, hosts all five Irish flat-racing Classics, including the oldest, The Irish Derby, originating in 1866. The Curragh Racecourse hosts 11 Group 1, 13 Group 2, 18 Group 3 and 7 Listed races including the Tattersalls Irish 1000 & 2000 Guineas, Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, Juddmonte Irish Oaks and Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
The Irish passion for horse racing is legendary and experiencing it at The Curragh is unforgettable. The outlook from The Curragh grandstand benefits from one of the most spectacular backdrops in world horse racing, with expansive views across the gentle rolling grassland plains in an area of historical, ecological and architectural importance. See the best horses compete, dance to live music or socialise with friends and family, a day racing at the Curragh is not to be missed.