The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is a stand-out event in the flat season calendar. Attracting competitors and spectators from all over the world, the best horses, jockeys and trainers travel from all over in a bid to take home the prestigious trophy. The Irish Derby, a three day festival, takes place the 28th - 30th June 2024.  Featuring a fantastic line-up of racing, live music from well-known bands and fashion competitions throughout the weekend, this is not to be missed.

There are hospitality options to suit all tastes and budgets at The Curragh Racecourse ranging from coffee shops in the public racing hall to private boxes in the grandstand offering spectacular views of the racetrack. With many different restaurants and food facilities dotted throughout the track there is something for everyone. 

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby kicks off with grandeur and excitement. Day 1 sets the stage for an unforgettable weekend, featuring thrilling races, exquisite fashion displays, and gourmet dining experiences. Expect to witness top-class horse racing action alongside a vibrant atmosphere filled with anticipation and celebration. 

This summer evening racing fixture will feature a live performance from the fabulous tribute show, Abbaesque, after racing. This show has it all and their stunning performance appeals to all ages. An unforgettable evening of singing and dancing following the thrilling action on the track.

On Day 2, the spotlight shines on elegance and style as The K Club’s Style Day takes centre stage. Fashion fanatics and racing enthusiasts come together adorned in their finest attire, creating a spectacle of glamour and sophistication. Alongside the prestigious races, attendees can enjoy this year's fashion competition, held by The K Club and hosted by Cork's singing sensation and style queen Lyra, with this year’s theme set to be ‘Power Chic’! Open to all racegoers!

The featured races of the day include: Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1), Airlie Stud Stakes (Group 2) and the Kildare Village Ladies Derby.

The climax of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby unfolds on Day 3, culminating in the prestigious Derby Day. This is the pinnacle of the event, where the most anticipated races, including the iconic Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, unfold amidst an electric atmosphere.  A great social occasion not to be missed, including style prizes, live music and something for all ages. With top-class competitors vying for victory and spectators cheering on their favourites, Derby Day promises unparalleled excitement and drama, making it a highlight of the racing calendar.

The featured races of the day include: Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1), and GAIN Railway Stakes (Group 2)