Autumn Racing Festival at The Curragh

The Curragh will support the promotion of racehorse ownership during their Autumn Racing Festival

Curragh RacecourseNewbridge

Event Details

  • Sat 24 Sep - Sun 25 Sep  2022
  • 11.30am

  • Venue Details
    Curragh Racecourse

    The Curragh

Saturday 24th September - Autumn Festival

Racegoers will have the opportunity to meet representatives from a variety of ownership groups during the weekend, while Saturday will feature an expert panel featuring a variety of participants from across the racing industry will share insights and talk about the benefits of horse ownership, from 11.30am to 12.30pm, before the first race at 1.05pm.

All owners who hold an active AIR cards will gain free admission on 24 Sept

Gates open: 11:30AM | Bars close 6PM | Gates close 6:30PM

1. 05 William Hill Free or 4 Irish EBF Maiden
1. 35 Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes G2
2. 10 William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Maiden
2. 45 Barberstown Castle Nursery
3. 20 Goffs Million
3. 55 William Hill Joe McGrath Premier Handicap
4. 30 Tipperary Crystal Apprentice Handicap
5. 05 William Hill Pick Your Winners Handicap

The Beresford is the final Group 2 for two-year-olds in Ireland each season. It has regained and held Group 2 status since 2003 and it has produced a host of top class performers over the last 20 years. Since 2000 it was has been won by nine subsequent Group 1 winners which include the English classic winners Saxon Warrior and Sea The Stars, the Irish Derby winners Alamshar and Capri and the outstanding middle distance runner Azamour.

The Curragh Will Be Transformed Into A Foodie Heaven, Offering Racegoers The Opportunity To Taste Some Of The County’s Best Food, By Well-Known Kildare Chefs, Restaurants, Food Producers And Artisan Food Innovators!

Sunday 25th September - Autumn Festival

Gates open: 11:30AM | Bars close 6PM | Gates close 6:30PM

11.30 to 1 KNC Performing Arts at entrance
12.30 Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Nicola Zammitt (Two Cooks)
1pm Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Graham Heretich (BAKE)
1.25 Irish EBF maiden
1.35 Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Barry Liscombe
(Hartes of Kildare and Firecastle Kildare)
1.55 Irish EBF Median Sires Series Maiden
2..05 Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Rachel Allen (Guest Chef)
2.30 Irish EBF Auction Series Race
2.40 Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Mickael Viljanen (Guest Chef)
3.05 William Hill Renaissance Stakes Group 3
3.15 Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Rachel Allen (Guest Chef)
3.40 Weld Park Stakes Group 3
4.15 Friends of The Curragh Irish Cesarewitch
4.45 William Hill Extra Place Races Nursery
4.55 Taste of Kildare Cooking Demonstration with Nathan Dimond (Ginger BBQ)
5.20 William Hill Play Responsibly Maiden

All Taste of Kildare Cooking demonstrations take place in Oaks Restaurant located on Level 2 of the Grandstand

Nitetrain perform in Derby Bar during afternoon

KNC Performing Arts at Derby Bar Terrace during afternoon

Music from Sharkey and Kidz Zone located at Beech Tree Enclosure at Queens Room


The last pattern race for two-year-old fillies in the Irish calendar, this race commemorates Dermot Weld’s parents Charlie and Marguerite and it has been run at the Curragh since 1991. The race has produced a number of subsequently top class fillies and both Imagine and Qualify went on to win the following year’s Epsom Oaks after victory in this race. The likes of Ridgewood Pearl, Alborada and Trusted Partner are other previous winners who have gone on to Group 1 success as three-year-olds. 2018 winner Hermosa went on to land the English and Irish 1000 Guineas.


Feast on the Taste of Kildare during the Curragh Autumn Festival this September. From relaxed dining to Michelin starred restaurants, County Kildare is packed full of exciting eateries to suit every taste and palate. With such a vast selection of food and drink choices to enjoy in every corner of Kildare, we have brought them all together at the Curragh Racecourse. Click here for more details on Taste of Kildare -

Where to watch
RACING TV show every race live which you can watch on your TV, tablet or mobile. For more information and to create an account, visit the Racing TV website.

RACING REPLAYS If you missed any of the action, you can watch all the replays here and on The Curragh Twitter and Facebook.

Tel: + 353 (0) 45 441 205
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