FAQ’s

How to Become a Curragh Trainer?

You must apply to the Irish Turf Club to obtain a license or a permit to train horses. Once you have a license or permit to train horses you can then apply to the Curragh Racecourse Committee to become a Curragh Trainer.

Opening Times of the Gallops?

  • 7 days a week.
  • 365 days a year
  • Winter – 7.30am-1pm
  • Summer – 5.30am-1pm
  • Sundays open till 1pm

What Jumping facilities are there?

  • Two & Half furlong all weather schooling strip, 4 easy fix hurdles, 3 easy fix fences
  • All grass schooling are on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • We have round hurdles, eight flights of Hurdles over approximately one mile and a quarter. We have a variety of steeplechase fences and easy fix hurdles on grass also.

What are the Charges for using the Gallops?

Non Curragh Based Trainer

Galloping Fees – 2010

  • Before 11am – €80
  • After 11 am – €60

Curragh Based Trainer

  • €350 per horse per quarter

Can I walk the Curragh Training Grounds?

In the interest of safety we advise people not to walk on the Curagh until after 1 pm. Please note no dogs are allowed to use this facility until after 1pm.