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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.  2020 Major Festivals - DOWNLOAD


Irish Guineas Festival

The Curragh

A revamped three-day Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival will take place on May 23rd and 24th, 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 on Sunday. The weekend is a feature of the Irish social calendar, with its unique atmosphere and entertainment in addition to the world class racing.


Magna Grecia won the 2000 Guineas, giving Aidan O'Brien his tenth win in this race.

DateSaturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020
Prize Money €1.5 million