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.

News

Summer 2021 officially kicks off with the Kildare Derby Festival and June Fest

As one of the most eagerly awaited sporting and social events of the summer, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the famous Curragh Racecourse is one that usually attracts crowds in their droves

Punchestown Festival 2021 Begins Today

Five days of quality horse racing starts today Tuesday 27 April and runs until Saturday 01 May.

Longines Irish Champions Weekend

Sunday 13th September at the Curragh.
Longines Irish Champions Weekend is one of the biggest social and sporting events in Ireland.

Coronavirus COVID-19 - The Facts

Ireland is operating a containment strategy in line with WHO and ECDC advice

Naas to Host Return to Racing on June 8

Naas hosts Irish racing resumption as Guineas set for opening week of action.
Racing to resume under strict protocols at Naas on June 8

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