IRISH DERBY FESTIVAL
THE CURRAGH RACECOURSE
24th - 26th JUNE 2022
Irish Derby Festival
Fri 24th - Sun 26th June 2022
The famous three-day Irish Derby Festival is the premier meeting of the Irish flat racing season. Held each year at the end of June at the Curragh Racecourse the headquarters of Irish Flat Racing. The Curragh is located between Newbridge and Kildare in County Kildare only 43km south east of Dublin city centre.
In late June each year The Curragh, in the "Horse County" of Kildare, is the only place to be for the premier social and classic race meeting of the season, The Dubai Duty Free sponsored Irish Derby Festival. A celebration of racing excellence where International Trainers, Jockeys and Equine Superstars come to settle scores and confirm their reputations and for one winning 3yo colt or filly to gain classic honors. The Irish Derby Festival delivers the ultimate race fan experience, the whole area comes alive with late night bar openings, music and entertainment in Kildare and Newbridge town's and a true festival atmosphere throughout the local area. The Curragh, widely commented on as "The best racecourse in the world" by many Trainers, Jockeys and Racing experts is in bloom and the pristine ancient turf is in first class condition in preperation for the arrival of the competing horses.
The perfect Irish Racing Break, the Irish Derby Festival has something for everyone. Derby Friday is an evening meeting featuring exciting racing and a party atmosphere to open the festival. Derby Day is the pinnicle day of the Irish flat race season with world class racing, fabulous fashion, first class hospitality and great entertainment throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Derby Sunday concludes the weekend with high quality group and listed racing and after Derby Day, a more relaxed atmosphere. Three fabulous days that make up into a great Irish Racing weekend. Do Not Miss It!
Come and see some of the best horses in Europe compete for the valuable prize money and prestige with fiercely competitive racing, great food, exciting entertainment and stunning fashion to enjoy throughout the weekend. The Irish Derby Festival has now firmly established itself as one of the world's best race meetings and with complete Race & Stay packages starting from only €119 it is great value too.