BoyleSports Irish Grand National Weekend 2015
The Fairyhouse Easter Festival Featuring the BoyleSports Irish Grand National
Sunday 5th - Tuesday 7th April
The Irish Grand National is one of the most historic races in the racing calendar. First run in 1870, this valuable handicap steeplechase is held at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Easter Monday each year during the Fairyhouse Easter Festival.
This year the Easter Festival returns to a 3-day meeting from Sunday 5th - Tuesday 7th April. The Highlight of the weekend is the BoyleSports Irish Grand National on Easter Monday April 6th.
Ryanair Gold Cup Day
Day 1: Easter Sunday - 5th April
First race: 2:20pm
No less than 3 graded races with the highlight of the day being the Ryanair Gold Cup.
This race was the starting point for the mighty Arkle, Captain Christy and Dorans Pride and has continued its tradition of producing stars with 2014's winner Rebel Fitz for the crowd favourite trainer Michael Winters. We expect more great excitement and a top quality day of racing again for 2015.
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BoyleSports Irish Grand National
Day 2: Easter Monday - April 6th
First race: 2:45
Featuring the BoyleSports Irish Grand National and Carton House's Most Stylish Lady Competition
A huge crowd enjoyed one of the most exciting BoyleSports Irish Grand National finishes for many years at Fairyhouse Racecourse in 2014 as they cheered home the popular favourite the JP McManus owned Shutthefrontdoor to give local jockey and race ambassador Barry Geraghty his first ever winner of the race. Over 16,000 people turned out to watch the race on Easter Sunday and another bumper crowd is expected in 2015.
Also on Easter Monday we are delighted to have Carton House back with us for the Carton House Most Stylish Lady competition. In 2014 Army captain Catherine Lundon from Mullingar based in the Cathal Brugha Barracks in Dublin won the Carton House Most Stylish Lady event winning an €8,000 prize package in the competition that had an "All That Glitters is Gold" theme.This years theme is "Elegantly Irish" showcasing the best in Irish fashion and you can find out more here
Easter Family Day
Day 3: Easter Tuesday - April 7th
First race: 3:25pm
2015 sees the return of our popular Easter Tuesday fixture. Coupled with the great racing on the day, Easter Tuesday will also be our Family Day, with everything from the ever popular Little Hoofs show, free funfair and face-painting to shopping and great food, this really will be a fantastic opportunity to grab some much needed family time.