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European racing boasts several major Festivals throughout the season.  Held at the most famous racecourses, these events combine first class racing, international contenders and a social scene to match. Champions are crowned in every nation, with the best of the best doing battle for racing's most prestigious races. If you would like to visit any of these iconic events, we are here to help you plan your trip.  2018 Major Festivals - DOWNLOAD

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Irish Guineas Festival

The Curragh

A revamped three-day Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival will take place from May 24th -26th, staging the first and second Irish Classics of the season; the 2000 Guineas attracting Europe’s leading colts and the 1000 Guineas attracting Europe’s leading fillies. The Guineas share the race card with four other Group contests, including the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup which is set to be the feature race on the opening Friday. The weekend is a feature of the Irish social calendar, with its unique atmosphere and entertainment in addition to the world class racing.

STAR PERFORMANCE 2018

Alpha Centauri (IRE) was the star performer of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival, taking the 1,000 Guineas in fine style to gift trainer Jessica Harrington her first Classic success.

DateFriday 24th - Sunday 26th May 2019
Prize Money €1.5 million