October 2021

Irish EBF Auction Series Finale Day

Sunday 17th

We have a hugely competitive card in store on this raceday with a huge prize pot up for grabs from the Irish EBF.

This year the Irish EBF Auction series, formerly co-sponsored with Foran Equine, will be run by the Irish EBF with all prize money levels upheld from April to October with twenty-five qualifiers and the €120,000 final will be held here Naas Racecourse on October 17th. 

While we endeavor to ensure our attendee’s have a great day out, we have had to make several changes to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone following all government and health guidelines. It is important to note that these race meetings will not be a typical day at Naas Racecourse. There will be limited catering and betting facilities and it will be an outdoor event with no access to indoor facilities with an exception for toilet facilities only.  

  • On arrival every patron must have a valid ticket with their name printed on it.
  • You must present a valid photo I.D. to match the name on your ticket on arrival.
  • Children will also be required to have a ticket in line with Covid-19 tracing requirements and you will require a photo ID on the day. You can purchase a free U’16 ticket when purchasing adult tickets. 
  • By purchasing a ticket for this event, you are accepting & agreeing to the ticketing Terms & Conditions and the Racecourse Code of Conduct.

 

Sponsors

GAIN Equine nutrition this year launched their GAIN Advantage Series. From April to October the series will be run over eight racecourses with the final leg of the series taking place at Naas. To find out more about the GAIN Advantage Series visit https://bit.ly/3hSeVfq.

Irish EBF already supports 95% of two-year-old maidens in Ireland, 33% of the three-year-old maidens, a series of three year old and upwards fillies handicaps as well as four €125,000 Premier Handicaps held over Irish Champions Weekend. To find out more about the Irish EBF visit European Breeders Fund (ebfstallions.com)

Equisoft is the latest company to join Naas Racecourse’s sponsorship portfolio. This year marks 30 years in business for Equisoft, who develop horse management software systems. To celebrate the milestone the industry leaders will sponsor the EquisoftLive Handicap at the Naas Racecourse on Sunday 17th October.

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Flat Finale Day

Sunday 31st

We are delighted to once again host the Irish Flat season finale on Sunday, 31st October. Don’t miss an exciting day of racing where the champion Flat jockey, champion apprentice, champion Flat owner and champion Flat trainer will be crowned. The feature race on the day is the Irish EBF Birdcatcher Premier Handicap.

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November 2021

Return Of The Jumps

Saturday 6th

The Return of the Jumps! The National Hunt Season returns to Naas on Saturday, November 6th. We have action-packed 7 race card meeting featuring three graded races.  We are sure to see some stars on the day!

 

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December 2021

Christmas Party Raceday

Thursday 16th

A Christmas Party Raceday. The perfect occasion for your Christmas party. 

Our Christmas Party Raceday provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the festive season with colleagues, family or friends. Enjoy an afternoon of National Hunt Racing action & a three course festive meal in our Panoramic Restaurant overlooking the racetrack from just €55pp. 

View our Christmas Party Raceday brochure HERE

 

 

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January 2022

Lawlor’s Day of Naas Grade 1 Novice Hurdle Day 2022

Sunday 2nd

This is our flagship race meeting in our calendar and what a day of racing it is! The feature race is the Lawlor’s Of Naas Town Centre Hotel Novice Hurdle of €80,000 and we will have six smashing supporting races. Not only is it the first Grade 1 national hunt race of the year in the Irish calendar but also our only Grade 1 race.  In the last two years we have  year we saw Envoi Allen and Bob Olinger take the prize before going on to take the Grade 1 Ballymore Novice Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and we are looking forward to seeing more star’s at Naas this January. 

Sponsors on the day

We are delighted that once again our biggest race day of the year is in partnership with local businesses in Naas town. We are very grateful to all our sponsor’s for their continued support.

This year will be the 8th consecutive year for  Lawlor’s of Naas Town Centre Hotel to sponsor our Grade 1 feature race. 2022 will be an exciting year for Lawlor’s Hotel as open their new extension. The large new extension will introduce a fabulous collection of dining experiences as well as Lawlor’s Ballroom and Conference suite. Naas is getting somewhere new to celebrate, meet, dine and stay. Lawlor’s will also have new workspaces and flexible boardrooms, a great combination with excellent dining options in one place.

Naas-based fishmongers East Coast Seafood and Gouldings Hardware will once again co – sponsor the East Coast Seafood & Gouldings Hardware Handicap Steeplechase on the card.  The final race of the day will also be sponsored by local business Rushe’s Supervalu, who will continue to sponsor the Rushe’s SuperValu INH Flat Race.

Irish racing’s biggest sponsor The Irish EBF will sponsor the remaining three races on the card. Sponsorship from further afield on the day comes from prominent horse racing supporter JP McManus who will sponsor the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

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February 2022

BBA Ireland Opera Hat Day

Saturday 12th

 A great national hunt card featuring the BBA Ireland Opera Hat Mares Chase. Some of the best national hunt horses are in action on the day. 

 

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March 2022

Bar One Racing Leinster National Day 2022

Sunday 13th

The BARONERACING.COM Leinster National at Naas Racecourse has played host to some of the greatest jumping stars who were preparing for Irish Grand National glory at Fairyhouse. It’s the richest national hunt race at Naas, worth €80,000! The day itself is the finale of national hunt at Naas for the 2021 season and it is a eight-race card. 

Last year we announced Bar One Racing as the new title sponsor of the Leinster National race in a five year partnership. Alongside sponsoring the feature BARONERACING.COM Leinster National Handicap Chase of €80,000 on the day, the independent bookmakers will also sponsor the six supporting races on the card, including two Grade 3 races.

The Louth based company is one of Ireland’s leading independent bookmakers and recognised as a huge supporter to Irish Racing. In 2020 Bar One increased their race sponsorship contribution and this contribution has been increased further with the five year Leinster National sponsorship announcement.

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Opening of The Naas Flat Season 2022

Sunday 27th

The first meeting of the flat season at Naas takes place on Sunday 27th March. We will be bringing 8 great races, the feature races include the Lodge Park EBF Express Stakes and the listed Plusvital Devoy Stakes and we also have Compas Stallions sponsoring on the day. 

 

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Midweek National Hunt Racing

Thursday 31st

A new fixture to the Naas national hunt calendar. This will be a full hurdle & bumper card. 

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April 2022

Anglesey Lodge Woodlands Sprint Stakes Day

Monday 25th

This is the second flat meeting of the season at Naas. The Woodlands Sprint will be the feature race of the day.

A flat afternoon card featuring the Listed Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Woodlands Stakes and the Blackwater Premier Handicap.  Past winners of the Listed contest include Sceptical, Urban Beat, Primo Uno and Washington DC in 2017. 

 

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May 2022

Family Fun Day

Saturday 7th

What better than a late Saturday afternoon of racing at Naas Racecourse. . It will also be a family day so lots of kid’s entertainment on the day

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Royal Ascot Trials & Ladies Day

Sunday 15th

The Royal Ascot Trials Day at Naas Racecourse is one of the flagship meetings in the Irish and Naas Racing calendar, especially for those preparing for Royal Ascot glory.

A number of high quality colts such as Dawn Approach, Caravaggio, Sioux Nation & Kew Gardens have all won at Naas before success at the Royal meeting. The fillies listing is equally impressive, Lillie Langtry, Sky Lantern, Winter, Quiet Reflection & Alpha Centauri.

The feature race is the Goffs Lacken Stakes (Group 3)  and the  Coolmore Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes ( Group 3) There are also competitive listed races with the Owenstown Stud Stakes and Sole Power Sprint Stakes.

The increased popularity of Royal Ascot and the corresponding need for preparation races have seen the importance of Naas Royal Ascot Trials Day increase significantly. 

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June 2022

June Summer BBQ & Music Raceday

Wednesday 22nd

An evening meeting with the first race going to post at approx. 6pm and the feature race will be  Naas Oak Trials. BBQ party packages will be available and the live music act who plays after racing will be announced soon.

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July 2022

Naas Town Goes Racing Day & Summer BBQ

Saturday 2nd

Our Naas Town Goes Racing Day aims to encourage locals to embrace their local racetrack and to connect with the local community in a meaningful way.  We will have lots happening on the day including summer BBQ, family fun activates, pop-up shops and more. 

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July Summer BBQ & Music Raceday

Wednesday 20th

A summer evening meeting featuring the Listed Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes and the ARQANA Irish EBF Marwell Stakes. We will live music and have BBQ packages available on the evening. 

 

 

 

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August 2022

Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes Day

Monday 1st

A Bank Holiday Monday afternoon meeting featuring the second running of the richest race to be run at Naas,  The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes of €300,000. The exciting two-year-old median sires race will take place here at Naas Racecourse on Bank Holiday Monday, August 1st. 

 The prize value of the race is €300,000 and is open to two-year-old’s by a sire whose median price is not more than €75,000, with allowances for sires whose median price is €50,000 or €25,000 or less. We also have a consolation race the Silver Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes (Median Auction Race) of €50000.00. 

A huge thank you to our sponsors today, the Irish EBF, Ballyhane Stud, Paragon Bloodstock, Weatherby and Barretstown.

 

 

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Summer Sunday

Sunday 21st

A summer afternoon meeting.

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September 2022

Two Year Old Race Day 2022

Thursday 15th

A mid week all juvenile card. The first race starts at approx 1:25

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November 2022

Return Of The Jumps

Saturday 12th

The Return of the Jumps! The National Hunt Season returns to Naas on Saturday, November 12th. We have action-packed 7 race card meeting featuring three graded races. 

 

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