Tuesday 22 October 2019

Curragh set for Derby Day Redeveloped grandstand will hold 6,000 punters

Clayton Cullen (6) in his Jocky colours looks at a specially commissioned headpiece worn by Lorraine Keane
Clayton Cullen (6) in his Jocky colours looks at a specially commissioned headpiece worn by Lorraine Keane

Lorraine Keane launches the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival which is the first derby to take place in the newly developed Curragh Racecourse from the June 27-29.

The new four-tiered Aga Khan Grandstand can cater for up to 6,000 people and thousands more are expected at the new course over the three-day festival, including Derby Day on Saturday, June 29, when record prize money of €1.5m will be up for grabs.

The Curragh is expected to attract visitors from more than 20 different countries, with a significant rise in bookings from Australia this year.

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