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    Fairyhouse is the venue for many of the biggest races of the Irish National Hunt season, with the crowning glory coming on Easter Monday where the BoyleSports Irish Grand National is the feature event. This is one of the biggest days in the Irish racing calendar and is the highlight of the three-day Festival which runs from Easter Sunday to the following Tuesday. The big race itself is complemented by numerous other top-class races including the Grade 1 Ryanair Gold Cup and the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle.



  • Featured Races

    BoyleSports Irish Grand National

    Grade 1 Ryanair Gold Cup

    Grade 1 Bar One Hattons Grace Hurdle

    Grade 1 Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase

    Grade 1 Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle

    Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle

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    Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stakes


  • Festivals

    Fairyhouse Easter Festival

    The three-day Fairyhouse Easter Festival begins on Easter Sunday and runs through to Tuesday. An historic event, the highlight of the meeting is the running of the Irish Grand National at the track on Easter Monday. One of the biggest sporting events in the country, the Irish Grand National is steeped in tradition and shares top billing over the Bank Holiday weekend with the Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup, the feature race on Easter Sunday. There are a number of important and valuable races over the three days making the Fairyhouse Easter Festival one of the cornerstones of the Irish National Hunt season.

    Fairyhouse Winter Festival

    The last of the big early season National Hunt meetings, the Fairyhouse Winter Festival features three Grade 1 races and a number of major supporting events over two days in early December. The Hatton's Grace Hurdle was first run in 1994 when it was won by the hugely popular Danoli, trained by Tom Foley. It is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race which is open to horses aged four years or older. Run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs, the race is named after Hatton's Grace, Vincent O’Brien’s triple Champion Hurdle winner.  Istabraq was a dual winner of the race and Brave Inca and Hurricane Fly are other winners to have gone on to Champion Hurdle success at Cheltenham. Trainer James Bowe won the race in five successive years with dual winner Limestone Lad and the mare Solerina who is the only three-time winner. 

    The Drinmore Novice Chase has been a Grade 1 event since 1994 and is the first Grade 1 event of the season for novice chasers. The race is run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs. Dorans Pride was an early high-profile winner of the race for Michael Hourigan and Richard Dunwoody and more recently Harbour Pilot, Don Cossack and Valseur Lido have prevailed. 

    The Grade 1 Royal Bond Hurdle is a race for novice hurdlers and is run over the minimum distance of two miles. One of the top races of its kind, it has been won by the likes of Istabraq, Moscow Flyer, Hardy Eustace, Hurricane Fly, Kezki and Nichols Canyon since it was first run as a Grade 1 in 1994.




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