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  • Racing at The Easter Festival

    With over €1.25 million in prize money up for grabs, the Fairyhouse Easier Festival is three days of top class racing that you do not want to miss.

    Taking place from Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th April in 2021 the three-day event culminates in the running of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National on Easter Monday, the richest jumps race in the country.

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    Opening Day – Saturday 3rd April

    The feature race on the day is the RYBO Handicap Hurdle won in 2019 by Ivanovich Gorbatov for Joseph O'Brien under JJ Slevin. Saturday also plays host to the Ladies Chase a highly sought-after race for the female riders.

     

    The Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Day – Sunday 4th April

    The Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Novice Chase (Grade 1) is the feature race on Easter Sunday, this enthralling contest is run over two miles and four furlongs and boasts winners of the highest calibre including Arkle, Like A Butterfly, Al Boum Photo and most recently Voix du Reve.  

    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.

    Also on the day is the Grade 1 Irish EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final won most recently by Honeysuckle in 2019. 

     

    BoyleSports Irish Grand National Day – Monday 5th April

    The BoyleSports Irish Grand National, a race which has become a stalwart at the heart of the Irish sporting calendar is the richest jumps race in the country, standing at a whopping €400,000.

    Won in 2019 the Willie Mullins trained Burrows Saint under Ruby Walsh just a couple of weeks before the Champion jockey announced his retirement. It was also the Carlow trainers first win in the 3m 5f contest.

    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.  

     

  • Opening Day – Saturday 3rd April

    Thom Malone previews the opening day of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival Saturday 3rd April, featuring the Grade A RYBO Handicap Hurdle and the McCauley Pharmacy Ladies National Handicap Chase.

    The first race goes to post at 1.15pm and Saturdays racing will be shown live on TG4 and Racing TV.

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    Raceday Schedule - Saturday 3rd April 2021

    Time  Race 
    1.15pm   The Boomerang.ie Maiden Hurdle 
    1.45pm   Frank & Teresa O’Reilly Memorial Hunters Chase  
    2.20pm   Download the BoyleSports App Mares Chase (Grade B) 
    2.55pm   The McCauley Pharmacy Ladies National Steeplechase 
    3.30pm   The INH Stallion owners EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final (Grade B) 
    4.05pm  The RYBO Handicap Hurdle (Grade A) 
    4.40pm   The Irish EBF Total Enjoyment Flat Race (Listed) 
    5.15pm   The Jetaway @ Arctic Tack Winners Bumper 

     

  • The Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Day – Sunday 4th April

    Thom Malone previews Day 2 of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival, Sunday 4th April featuring the Grade 1 The Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Novice Chase and the Grade 1 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final.

    The first race goes to post at 1.50pm and Sundays racing will be shown live on RTE2 and on Racing TV.

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    Raceday Schedule - Sunday 4th April 2021

    Time Race 
    1.50pm  The Ryan's Cleaning Maiden Hurdle 
    2.20pm  The Cawley Kitchen Novice Handicap Hurdle  
    2.50pm   The Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) 
    3.20pm   The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (Grade 1) 
    3.50pm   Colm Quinn BMW Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) 
    4.25pm   The BoyleSports Handicap Steeplechase (Grade B) 
    5.00pm  The Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup (Grade 1) 
    5.35pm   The Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper 

     

  • BoyleSports Irish Grand National Day – Monday 5th April

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    Raceday Schedule - Monday 5th April 2021

     

    Time  Race 
    2.05pm   The Farmhouse Foods Novice Handicap Hurdle 
    2.40pm   The Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Hurdle (Grade 2)
    3.15pm   Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle  
    3.50pm   The Underwriting Exchange Hurdle (Grade 2) 
    4.20pm   The Devenish Chase (Grade 2) 
    5.00pm  The BoyleSports Irish Grand National Steeplechase (Grade A) 
    5.40pm   The Fred Kenny Lifetime in Racing Handicap Chase 

     

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