Curragh Tips

As host to some of the biggest Irish racing in the season, the Curragh Racecourse represents fantastic opportunities for fantastic horse racing action. With the likes of the 1,000 Guineas, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and the International Irish St. Leger, there are dozens of fantastic opportunities to view fantastic online betting markets at Curragh every month.

Curragh Racing Tips

Curragh Racecourse Details

  • Address: Newbridge, Co. Kildare, R56 RR67, Ireland
  • Closest Airport: Dublin Airport

Curragh is the home of short-distance Irish Racing, to succeed at this racecourse, a horse must be rapid off the starting point and consistently push forward. The longest race at this course is the Irish St. Leger which takes place over 1m 6f. The Phoenix stakes is also one of the shortest grade one races in the UK with a distance of just 6f. It is a racecourse where if you can find a good sprinter, you'll get maximum value for horses that in a number of months will be found at minimum odds.

The one thing to really look out for in regards to high-level horses is the quality of 2-year-old horses on the track, many come to Curragh and get their first grade one win over a small distance. Shergar, The Minstrel, Nijinsky and more recently Enable are just some of the horses that have found their first success at the ground. Our Curragh tips will give you insight into which 2yo horses we believe are the best to back in the winning horse racing market.

Appropriately shaped like a horseshoe, the Curragh course is a right-handed course with smooth transitions across the track, there are no sharp bends and it has a distance of two miles. Beginning with an uphill straight of three furlongs, typically if a horse gets off to a good start, they'll perform well, unlike longer distance tracks where horses have a lot of time to recover from a poor start. Pace and position are especially vital when racing at Curragh, this is something to consider when placing any racing bets at Curragh.

Curragh is the premier flat racecourse in Ireland and takes its name from the Gaelic term which translates to "the place of the running horse" - a fitting name for the sprinters of Curragh.

Grade 1 Races at Curragh

MonthRace NameDistance
MayTattersalls Gold Cup1m, 2f, 110y)
MayIrish 1,000 Guineas1m
MayIrish 2,000 Guineas1m
JuneIrish Derby1m 4f
JunePretty Polly Stakes1m 2f
JulyIrish Oaks1m 4f
AugustPhoenix Stakes6f
SeptemberIrish St Leger1m 6f
SeptemberMoyglare Stud Stakes7f
SeptemberVincent O'Brien Stakes7f

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