Home to top-class racing in the horse county of Kildare, Naas Racecourse offers 20 exciting race meetings throughout the year. Hosting a mixture of jump racing and flat racing, it regularly attracts the biggest equine names to compete against one another. The course is a left-handed track with an uphill finish and long run in testing the ability of each horse therefore producing numerous thrilling finishes for the spectator. Themed race days and lively entertainment support the quality racing including the Grade 1 Lawlor's of Naas Novice Hurdle held in January. The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes held at the start of August and the Goff's Sportsman's Challenge in September are just some of the highlights on this seasons Flat calendar.
The upcoming Oktoberfest Weekend is one to note at Naas Racecourse as it is their first two day festival. Taking place on the 14th and 15th of October this year, this particular weekend consists of premier racing and plenty of action throughout the day. Day two of the festival features the Irish EBF Auction Series Finale and two Listed races. With redeveloped facilities throughout the racecourse, there are numerous bars and restaurants to avail of. The Circle Bar is extremely eye-catching and it is open to all racegoers.
Check out the upcoming race meetings at Naas Racecourse and experience a proper day out.
Coming from Dublin take the exit after Johnstown, Exit 9 at the 'big ball', and coming from the South take the second Naas exit, Exit 9 at the 'Big Ball' after Naas/Newbridge Exit.
There is a train service available from Heuston station, Dublin to Sallins, located just outside Naas. A feeder bus is available from Sallins to Naas. A taxi service is also in operation from Sallins station.
A Bus Eireann service (Route 126) is available to Naas town, departing from various stops in Dublin including Connolly station. Upon arrival to Naas, the racecourse is only a short distance walk.
Dublin airport is 46 km away. There is a Dublin Coach bus that services a route to Naas Town.