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Horse racing at The Curragh
The Curragh is Ireland’s most important flat racecourse. It is situated in County Kildare, between the towns of Newbridge and Kildare. The first recorded race took place in 1727, but it was used for races before then. It hosts top class horse racing throughout the season, staging 10 Group 1 contests, and among them are all five of the Irish Classics – 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas, Derby, Oaks and St Leger. The first Irish Derby was held in 1866 and has an illustrious roll of honour. A right-handed course, about 2m long and horseshoe-shaped, The Curragh also has a straight where races of up to 1m.. There are also several training facilities on the site.
The Curragh betting tips on offer at Hurdle Bet
With no jumps racing on offer, The Curragh betting tips are what we are all about here. The first big meeting to come under the Hurdle Bet spotlight is in May and features three Group 1 contests. They are the Irish 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas and Tattersalls Gold Cup. Aidan O’Brien is the leading trainer in both the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas. Winter and Churchill, who landed the respective English equivalents of these Classics at Newmarket, head the current betting for the 2017 renewals. O’Brien has also won the Irish Derby, which takes place in June, an incredible 11 times. The Irish Oaks takes centre stage in July, with the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes for two-year-old horses among a host of big races run in August. The season rounds off in September when the Irish St Leger is among three Group 1 races that take place. As The Curragh hosts every single one of the Irish Classics, any course form for fillies and colts can be hugely influential. Be sure to get behind The Curragh betting tips offered by our team of dedicated horse racing experts on this page.