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28th Jun 2018

Enjoy three days of racing, music and sun at the Curragh Racecourse this weekend


Brought to you by The Curragh.

The perfect weather for a big weekend of racing.

You couldn’t have planned this any better. Summer has landed just in time for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, which takes place from Friday, 29 June, to Sunday, 1 July. Get that sun cream out, give yourself a betting budget and get ready to enjoy three days of amazing racing action in the sun.

Regardless of whether you’re a racing fanatic or just a good weather punter, you won’t be disappointed. The Irish Derby itself is the richest race run in Ireland, with prize money of €1.5million, so you can expect a stacked racecard.

The early odds have Saxon Warrior as the favourite in the Derby ahead of Dee Ex Bee. Saxon Warrior will be looking to make amends for a disappointing performance in the English equivalent of the Derby.

The action gets underway at 5.35pm on Friday and the card includes will include the JOE Handicap at 6.35pm, the Apprentice Derby at 7.10pm and the SportsJOE Maiden at 8.55pm.

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And you can also enjoy the Curragh Sounds of the Summer in the Music Village on Friday, with 2fm DJ Bláthnaid Treacy performing a set after the last race ends. On Saturday, the post-race entertainment comes from rising Irish outfit, State Lights. Ticket holders will also be entitled to complimentary admission to Kildare’s newest venue, Studio One, after the event.

Aside from the racing and the chance to have a flutter on the action, foodies can enjoy tasty fare from some of Kildare’s leading restaurants.

So what are you waiting for? Book now and you could be enjoying three days of The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival and sunshine in Ireland’s leading racecourse.

Derby Friday/Summer Sounds at the Curragh is part of the three day Dubai Duty-Free Irish Derby Festival. Tickets start at €12 and hospitality at €29, you can book tickets on their website.

Brought to you by The Curragh.