• Summer Classics at The Curragh

    Tattersalls Irish Gunieas Weekend

    The month of May denotes the start of the Classic season. The Curragh Racecourse is home of all five Irish Classics which will showcase the best of the best in Irish Flat Racing.

    Two of this year’s five classics will be contested at the Curragh's three-day Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival which takes place from Friday May 20th to Sunday May 22nd.

    Visit The Curragh Racecourse during the Classic season to enjoy world class horse racing, style, culinary delights as well as on-course entertainment including live music, family entertainment & much more.

     

    Friday May 20th

    Day 1 of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival Weekend on Friday evening, May 20th, features the Heider Family Gallinule Stakes. Racegoers can now also enjoy new special gourmet picnic packages, filled with a sumptuous selection of savoury snacks and sweet treats, on the grassy enclosure around the historic Queen’s Room, originally built for the visit of Queen Victoria, which overlooks the parade ring. These are available each day of the Festival but must be pre-ordered when purchasing your admission ticket. There will be an 80s & 90s Disco after racing. 

    Gates open at 3.00pm. First Race: 4.25pm and Last Race: 8.15pm. *Race times and gate opening times are subject to change.

    Find out more about Day 1 of the Guineas Festival

    Saturday May 21st

    Saturday is the first Irish Classic race day of 2022 and features the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, Group 1. One of the highlights of the racing season and a race meeting that attracts racegoers from across the world to Ireland and the Curragh. The field traditionally includes horses which have previously contested the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier in the month and is confined to colts. There will be live music after racing.

    Gates open at 11.40am. First Race: 1.40pm and Last Race 5.20pm. *Race times and gate opening times are subject to change.

    Find out more about Day 2 of the Guineas Festival 

    Sunday May 22nd

    The Irish 1,000 Guineas will celebrate its 100th birthday this year having first taken place in 1922. It is the first Irish Classic of the season confined to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. The race is run over the same course and distance, one mile, as the Irish 2,000 Guineas and traditionally includes horses which have previously contested the 1,000 guineas at Newmarket earlier in the month. To celebrate there will be live music after racing.

    Gates open at 12.00pm. First Race: 1.50pm and Last Race 5.40pm. *Race times and gate opening times are subject to change.

    Find out more about Day 3 of the Guineas Festival

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