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Racing Festivals

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.  2019 Major Festivals - DOWNLOAD


Darley Irish Oaks Weekend

The Curragh

The Curragh Racecourse provides the backdrop for leading fillies from all over Europe to compete for Classic glory in the Group 1 Darley Irish Oaks. The third Irish classic of the season is nestled in a weekend of top class racing, which include four other Group races. The Darley Irish Oaks weekend is all about the ladies, with a Lady riders Derby and Stylish Ladies Awards, an opportunity to see class and style both on and off the race track.


Superstar filly Sea Of Class (IRE) was much the best in the Irish Oaks, coming with a late surge to collect the €400,000 contest in impressive fashion.

DateSaturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019
Prize Money €1.1 million