Fairyhouse Races

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Horseracing fans who visit Ireland cannot fail to be impressed with the number and standard of racecourses in the country. From the small friendly local courses to the premier venues such as the Curragh, the love and deep-rooted culture for horseracing is very much in evidence.

Free Racing Tips Fairyhouse Racecourse is undoubtedly one of the premier venues and situated in County Meath is convenient for daytrips from Dublin.

With a long history in racing dating from 1848, Fairyhouse races for many means the Irish Grand National which has been held at the course since 1870. Upgraded modern facilities provide the ideal hospitality demanded from such top level events.

Easy access from Dublin, with added public transport options on the big race days, certainly brings the casual racegoers looking for a great day out but it is the high standard of Fairyhouses races which really draw the crowds.

The track has a reputation as a fair surface, encouraging a high standard of competition by the very best horses and riders.

All the great names in jump racing have competed at Fairyhouse including L'Escargot, who was trained at the course and succeeded in both Irish and Grand Nationals, beating superstar Red Rum in the process. Desert Orchid has also triumphed here as well as many other household names in racing.

The right-handed circuit used for Fairyhouse races is 1 mile 6 1/2 furlongs in circumference, with a straight of 2 1/2 furlongs. The finish is uphill and provides for some stamina sapping and thrilling race conclusions. The flagship meeting at the course is the Easter Festival, a four day event which includes the Irish Grand National, held on the second day, Easter Monday. This famous steeplechase is open to horses at five years and older and contested over 3 miles, 5 furlongs, with 23 jumps to negotiate.

The most lucrative and prestigious race in the Irish National Hunt Calendar, the Irish Grand National is one of Ireland's greatest and best loved sporting events but it is not the only meeting featuring Grade I Fairyhouse races. Hattons Grace Hurdle is a further Grade I event and is held during The Winter Festival in November.
Fairyhouse Races, inside rail

There is a Summer Festival too, in June, which features evening races and a great social atmosphere with live entertainment following the races.

Fairyhouse Races, winner There are various admission options at Fairyhouse races and prices for racegoers to enjoy Fairyhouse races.

Standard adult admission increases for the big events, such as the National.

Concessions are available for senior citizens and students, and accompanied children under 16 get in for free. A 20% discount in admission prices applies to groups of 20 or more when booked in advance and discounts of up to 40% can be had by members.

An annual membership permits access to all 21 annual meetings. Members also enjoy free parking, access to exclusive members' areas of the course and can admit a guest to four meetings of their choice.

Hospitality packages provide further options for racegoers and are ideal for parties and groups who want an all-inclusive race day experience. Up to 300 persons can be accommodated within Bobbyjo Bistro on race day and a Summer Series package comprises a table booked for the duration of the day's event, a three course meal, welcome glass of wine, and live entertainment to finish the evening. The Arkle Room is a further facility which can cater for up to 200 and there are private boxes incorporating a silver service meal for 12 persons or buffet for 20. There are numerous other public bars and dining options at the course.

Hospitality at the Races probably isn’t as expensive as you think! “Do it in style”, there's nothing nicer than being waited on during your day at the races!