Saturday 26th May

Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas Day

RACE DAY INFORMATIONHospitality and Race & Stay Packages

Saturday 26th May

Guineas Weekend - Saturday

Saturday 26th May is the first Classic race day of the season with Europe's top colts competing in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, while the support programme features the Cold Move Marble Hill Stakes (Listed), Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (Group 2) and Lanwades Stud Stakes (Group 2). Fabulous racing, glamorous fashion, fantastic food and music make our first Classic Race Day one not to be missed by any serious racing fan.

In our Champions Terrace, excellently located on the top level of our Hospitality Marquee we offer a fabulous 3 course lunch, with a few extras such as our racing panel before racing. All other bookable hospitality is now sold out for this meeting but you can still enjoy great food from our food village and in our Grand Hall and Bistro restaurant.

With racecourse admission starting from only €12 and music continuing the atmosphere after racing we will enthrall you with the special combination of excellent sporting action, brilliant entertainment, delicious food and drink and dazzling glamour.


  • Date: Saturday 26th May
  • Gates Open: 12:00
  • First Race: 14:00
  • Last Race: 18:30
  • Adult Admission From €12.00

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and are admitted free

Curragh Racecourse Dining Offers

Great Value Hospitality Packages for this Race Day

Dining at The Curragh is a unique experience featuring delicious menus designed and served by Ireland's 2016 and 2017 Event Caterer of the Year, John Coughlan Catering. Fine Dining at a Curragh Raceday affords guests sumptuous cuisine complemented by thrilling racing action. Whether you are on your own, a couple, want to entertain clients or are a large party group we promise you and your guests a fabulous day at Ireland’s most historic racecourse. If you have any questions regarding any of our Dining options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our dedicated sales team.


Champions Terrace

Premier Dining Facility

Located on the first floor of our luxurious Hospitality Marquee near the Parade Ring. The Champions Terrace offers a fine dining experience with excellent food and service. Raceday Capacity is 220 guests.

139per guest
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Irish Guineas Weekend Race & Stay Packages

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The Marker Hotel - Irish Guineas Packages

5* The Marker Hotel & Spa

Extraordinary, surprising and luxurious, The Marker Hotel is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect the exceptional standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels of the World®. Rising up from the rich urban heartland of the Dublin Docklands and perfectly located for our Race and Stay guests to explore Dublin City during their trip.

Contemporary rooms contain designer furnishings in bold colours. All provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and minibars. The marble bathrooms feature rainfall showerheads. Luxe suites have living areas, some include separate living rooms. Room service is available. Amenities include an infinity pool, a fitness centre and spa treatment rooms, plus a chic locavore restaurant, a trendy lounge and a city-view rooftop bar. All of our packages include accommodation with breakfast each morning, return transport and your choice of either admission or hospitality and our exclusive Race & Stay Packages are available from 1 to 3 nights.

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The K Club - Irish Guineas Packages

5* The K Club

One of our selected Hotels for our Irish Guineas Weekend packages is a real favorite, the wonderful K Club. Located only 30 minutes from Dublin City and just 30 minutes from the Curragh racecourse. The K Club is located in the heart of the idyllic Irish countryside on the banks of the River Liffey in Straffan, Co.Kildare, a long standing member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers the very best of pampering, leisure and golf facilities and is only 30 minutes from Dublin and is Ireland’s first AA Five Red Star Property.

The spacious guest rooms are sumptiously furninished with extensive facilities included in your stay. The mature estate covers an impressive 550 acres and also features a stunning Victorian walled garden and fishing on the River Liffey. The wonderful venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup boasts two of the finest golf courses in Ireland, Horse riding and clay pigeon shooting are also available along with a range of different country pursuits.

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The Osprey Hotel - Irish Derby Packages

4* Osprey Hotel & Spa

Another very popular Hotel for our Irish Guineas packages is the wonderful 4* Osprey Hotel & Spa. Located only 40 minutes from Dublin City and Airport in Naas, County Kildare. With a short jorney time of only 20 minutes to the Curragh The Osprey is our most popular Hotel for groups and those guests wanting to enjoy the Apres Races clubs and bars after the races.

The Osprey Hotel has spacious modern rooms with very comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, a good restaurant and a modern Irish bar, the food is excellent and the Spa and Leisure centre are open to all guests. Rooms at this hotel are very comfortable and most have balconies, bespoke furniture and are decorated in warm colours. Each room includes a flat-screen TV, and a safe. There is also a 24-hour room service menu available. All of our packages include accommodation with breakfast each morning, return transport and your choice of either admission or hospitality and our exclusive Race & Stay Packages are available from 1 to 3 nights.

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Hospitality Guest Information

Useful Information & FAQ's about Hospitality

All public car parking at The Curragh is Free. Hospitality Guests should plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the start of the first race. On arrival please go directly to the HOSPITALITY DESK, located near the admission turnstiles, where one of our helpful team will check you in and escort you to your selected restaurant. You may require a wristband to enter and re-enter the hospitalty area, if required the staff in the restaurant will provide these for you. Lunch service commences 30 minutes before the first race and concludes after the 4th race on each day. The table you have booked is your's for the day so please do wander around at your leisure and soak up the racing atmosphere.
Our menus have been carefully selected to suit most guest requirements but we do realise that some guests may require different meals. If you have a food allergy or require a special dish please do ask your server BEFORE ordering from any menu. Allergy information points are located near the cash desk in each hospitality location. All of our Hospitality areas have enhanced guest facilities and each location has Racing TV, Tote Betting Screens and an in house bar with waiter service. Your betting requirements are covered by mobile TOTE staff who will be in attendance throughout the afternoon, if you are unsure of any bet type please ask them.
There is no strict dress code at The Curragh, ties and hats are by no means necessary but Sportswear and offensive slogans on clothing will, of course, not be tolerated in hospitality areas. On the Classic race days the emphasis is definately more "glam" and guests do tend to dress up for the occasion. On any given race day you cannot go wrong with smart casual, racing is a long day out so please do dress how you are most comfortable and of course for the weather.
We value your custom and want you to have the best experience with us at The Curragh. Our friendly Hospitality Desk staff have years of experience in managing clients are are on hand throughout the afternoon to assist you in any way possible. You are welcome to contact us at the Hospitality desk at the races or anytime on 045 441205 or by email to: We look forward to meeting you soon.

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