Go Racing in County Kildare

Kildare - The Thoroughbred County

Kildare is the Thoroughbred County and if you love horses you won't be disappointed. Come racing at our three top class racecourses.

  • Curragh Racecourse: Headquarters of Flat Racing in Ireland, hosting all five Classic Races including the Irish Derby.
  • Punchestown is the Home of Irish National Hunt Racing and the venue for the famous Irish National Hunt Festival in May.
  • Naas Racecourse features both Flat and National Hunt racing and provides excellent facilities for an enjoyable day at the races.
Horse Racing Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland is the national authority for thoroughbred horse racing in Ireland. Their headquarters are situated next to the Curragh Racecourse in Newbridge. Visit their website for all the latest on Ireland's racing industry.


Cheltenham Dark Horses Make Their Case at Naas

Cheltenham Festival entry Hardline continued his winning ways when claiming the Grade 2 Paddy Power Onside App Novice Hurdle at Naas on Sunday.

Kildare's Sandra Hughes Appointed Awards Ambassador

The Irish Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards today announced former racehorse trainer from Kildare, Sandra Hughes as their Ambassador for the 2018 awards.

Big Names Bound for Naas as Grade 1 Action Returns

The opening Grade 1 race of 2018 promises to start the year in style as 15 horses stood their ground for Sunday's Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle.

Kildare Trainer Wins Horse Racing Ireland Award

Jessica Harrington, based at Commonstown Stud, Moone, County Kildare, was among the winners at the annual Horse Racing Ireland Awards this afternoon at Leopardstown Racecourse, which was attended by many of the industry's leading figures

Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Leopardstown 9th September / The Curragh 10th September

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