THE FAIRYHOUSE EASTER FESTIVAL
One of the most anticipated dates on the Irish Racing calendar is the Fairyhouse Easter Festival. Running in 2017 from Sunday April 16th to Tuesday April 18th, the Festival has been the scene of some memorable occasions over the years such as AP McCoys last ever ride on Irish soil and the victory of Rogue Angel for trainer Mouse Morris in 2016. An electric atmosphere is enjoyed on all 3 days and the tradition of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival is an experience not to be missed.
The Ryanair Gold Cup is the feature race on the opening day of the renowned Easter festival. This enthralling contest is run over two miles and four furlongs and boasts winners of the calibre of the likes of Arkle, Like A Butterfly and most recently Kylemore Lough. The Ryanair Gold Cup is a Grade 1 race of the highest quality and attracts some of England and Ireland’s best novice chasers aged five years and up. As one of the highlights of the Irish racing calendar punters are promised a day full of excitement and unpredictability, with top quality horses being put to the test around one of Irelands most testing tracks. Boasting a six figure prize fund, this illustrious race is sure to attract some of the best novice chasers around to compete for this coveted prize. Whether you find yourself in one of our private luxury suites, the famous BobbyJo Bistro or cheering your horse home trackside, you’re sure to be captivated by the top class racing.
Nearing its 150th running, the BoyleSports Irish Grand National has become a stalwart at the heart of the Irish sporting calendar. A race which encapsulates everything that is great about Irish racing, affords connections the opportunity to etch their names into history and join an elusive group who have been fortunate enough to be successful in this race. The race is now the richest Jumps race in the country, standing at a whopping €500,000. The substantial prize fund, coupled with the reputation of the race attracts the game’s best runners and riders to Fairyhouse to take on this demanding course.
What is unique about the BoyleSports Irish Grand National is that it captures individuals from every walk of life, not just regular racegoers. People throughout the country are enthralled by the event and often have various unique ways of picking a winner. However the most difficult decision they face is where to watch all of the action unfold. Whether you find yourself in one of our private luxury suites, the famous BobbyJo Bistro or the historic Arkle & Ballyhack Rooms, you’re sure to be captivated by the top class racing. The showpiece of the Irish Racing Calendar is not something to be missed, so come along and see the worlds most renowned owners and jockeys reconvene to take on one of Irelands most thrilling and challenging sporting events.