Horse Racing in County Kildare
County Kildare is famed as the home of horse racing in Ireland and if you are looking for a day at the races then the Court Yard Hotel is the perfect base for racegoers vising the Curragh Racecourse or Punchestown Racecourse.
The Court Yard Hotel is ideally located just a 35 minute drive from both The Curragh and Punchestown.
The Curragh Racecourse
The Curragh Racecourse is located in the Curragh, County Kildare, just off the Exit 12 on the N7. The Curragh Racecourse is Ireland's most important Thoroughbred racetrack. It's 2016 Season begins in March and runs until October with 18 fixtures in all, the highlights being their 5 Classic Race Days - the Guineas Festival, the Derby Festival, the Oaks and the Irish Champions Weekend. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, which takes place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th June 2016, is a spectacular, glamorous weekend of world-class racing, fashion, food and music.
Punchestown Racecourse is the home of Irish jump racing and one of the highlights of the Irish sporting and social calendar takes place there annually - The Punchestown Irish National Hunt Festival. The 2016 Festival runs froms Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th April 2016. The Punchestown Festival is considered the grande finale of the jump season. Punchestown is proud to be the home of Irish National Hunt Racing and host the famous La Touche Cup, a spectators favourite run over the cross country course. It's a "must see" for any racing fan. Book Now to avail of our "Punchestown B&B Package"