The setting in race encounters in Ireland is one of undiluted enthusiasm and enthusiasm, and not, you would be a fool to miss a possibility. Racecourses – a 26 racecourses. An annual average of 1.4 million spectators see Irish racing events, which makes use of the abundance of places that are literally at their hands. Irish Racecourses offering both National Hunt and Flat races: Ballinrobe – Bellewstown – Clonmel – Cork Racecourse Mallow – Down Royal – Downpatrick – Fairyhouse – Galway – Gowran Park – Killarney – Leopardstown – Limerick – Listowel – Naas – Navan – Punchestown – Roscommon – Sligo – Thurles – Tipperary – Tramore – Wexford – The racecourses in Dundalk, Curragh and Laytown point just Flat racing events, while the Racecourse is Ireland’s sole National Hunt Merely location.
Racing Festivals of Ireland – Apr – with 3 day Easter race encounters getting the ball rolling in April at Fairyhouse and Cork its Festival season on the racing circuit, Between Christmas and Easter. Fairyhouse stages the race of the racing calendar while Cork offers a mix of quality performances by runners and jumpers. The 3rd Apr Festival is the 5 Day extravaganza enclosing the Punchestown National Hunt. The Punchestown Festival attracts over 100, 000 spectators every year, gives away about 2.5 million in prize money and presents the Guinness Gold Cup about day two of the event, Guinness Day.
May – There are two major racing festivals: the Killarney May and the Curragh Guineas. The 3 Days of racing in Killarney summit together with the running of the Grade 2 Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle on opening day, that is always certain to provide with a few severe head-to head competition. The two days in Curragh later in the month phases the Irish versions of the Classic Races together with the Irish 1, 000 Guineas and Irish 2, 000 Guineas Stakes for the younger contenders. More mature starters evidence their worth in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. June – The Curragh Derby, conducted over 3 days at Curragh Racecourse is the just festival in the month of June. While this isn’t a big festival is does promise a weekend of relaxation and fun, as well as decent quality racing. Shortly after, the Curragh Oaks Festival steps up the pace together with a selection of Group3 International Stakes and the Irish Oaks contest. The Killarney July parties are a True family event, such as a Kid’s Day and Ladies Day, matching the racing action together with entertainment for all ages and best dressed contests to keep it intriguing between the starts.
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