St. Brigid of Kildare

Event Description The Curragh Racecourse and Gain Horse Feeds have put together an exciting programme of events to celebrate the Gain Irish St Leger taking place on Sunday 15th September.  In addition to world class racing, featuring both the Group 1 Gain Irish St Leger and Group 1 Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes, there will be an exciting Irish country music theme featuring a live concert by singing sensation Mike Denver after the last race and an attempt to create a Line Dancing record.


Dates and Time(s) Sunday, September 15th
1st race 1.45pm, Gain Irish St Leger off at 3.20pm
Last Race 5.25, St Brigid of Kildare EBF Maiden

Mike Denver in concert commencing at 5.30pm
Free entertainment on Sunday as part of family day theme.
Saturday, September 14th
1st race 1.45 p.m.

Trains to Kildare Town with free shuttle to races. Dublin Coach provide race day service (see
Free car parking

Host The Curragh Racecourse
Admission Fee Admission on Sunday 15this 20 euro, Under 25s & Seniors 10 euro, Under 16s (accompanied by an adult) Free

Admission on Saturday 14th is 15 euro Under 25s & Seniors 8 euro, Under 16s (accompanied by an adult) Free

Additional Information The exciting variety of entertainment off the track will also include the chance for one stylish lady to win a spectacular VIP trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy, next summer.

The Curragh will aim to create a record on the race day for the most people to take part in a Line Dance which will take place on the racetrack in front of the grandstand. All participants must register in advance at Participants will be encouraged to embrace the initiative by dressing country style. There is no limit on age to participate in the line dancing. Participants will not require any line dancing experience. A piece of music by Shania Twain will be used (her ancestors are allegedly from Newbridge) as this will link to the Newbridge Grassroots Festival taking place over the same weekend.

There is also racing on Saturday 14th September featuring the Group 2 Lanwades Stud Blandford Stakes and the Tipperary Crystal Amateur Riders Derby.

Gain Irish St Leger Weekend will be an important part of the Newbridge Grassroots Festival and the St Brigid of Kildare “Gathering” Festival, while the weekend will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Racing Academy and Centre for Education attracting graduates from their world famous jockey’s course.