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February 2020

Paddy Power Road To Cheltenham Day

Sunday 23rd

One of the biggest national hunt race meetings at Naas – the Paddy Power  Road To Cheltenham Day. The big national hunt festival’s are creeping closer and trainers use this meeting as an opportunities to get a run into their festival contenders.

Join us before racing for  The Paddy Power Preview Line in the Circle at  1.15pm to look through the card. 

We will be having Cheltenham Chats between races with leading Jockeys & Trainers so you can mark your card ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. 

Panoramic Restaurant Special! Book into our Panoramic Restaurant and enjoy all the days action from the comfort of your own table for a reduced price of  €60.00pp & includes admission, racecard, four course meal and reserved table. 

Transport
Naas Racecourse is just 15 minutes walk from Poplar Square (when accessing the Tipper Road entrance). We are located just off the N7, 20 minutes from Sallins train station and just 35 minutes from Dublin. Please see below JJ Kavanagh route.

Dublin Airport – Dublin City – Naas – See timetable HERE
Clane – Sallins – Naas – See timetable HERE

Shuttle Bus Service 

Collecting at Sallins Train Station – 12.45pm 1.40pm | Returning after racing 5.20pm 

Collecting at Poplar Square 1.10pm | Returning after racing 5.40pm 

 

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March 2020

MansionBet Leinster National Day

Sunday 8th

The MansionBet Proud to Support Irish Racing 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 €100,000! The day itself is the finale of national hunt at Naas for the 2020 season and it is a seven-race card.

We are delighted to have MansionBet on board this year as the Sponsor of The Leinster National. MansionBet is a newcomer to the UK & Irish sports betting market. It launched in 2018 under the umbrella of the mighty Mansion Group and offers a full range of markets via its desktop and mobile clients. We also have the Irish Racing Writers with us on the day as sponsors of the Novice Hurdle. 

International Women’s Day

Our race meeting on Sunday 8th March is also International Women’s Day and to celebrate we are offering FREE admission to all ladies! We would also like to invite everyone to join us in the Circle Lounge from 1.00pm to celebrate women in racing. There will be a panel discussion with some of Ireland’s leading racing ladies, along with some complimentary tea’s, coffee’s & sweet treats. Followed by an afternoon of National Hunt Racing. 

For more information on the event feel free to contact us at [email protected] 

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The Opening Of The Irish Flat Season

Sunday 22nd

THE FLAT IS BACK! We are delighted to be opening the Irish Flat Season for the fourth year running. The meeting is one of the most anticipated fixtures in the flat calendar. The Lodge Park Stud EBF Express Stakes will take centre stage on the day. This year we are delighted to welcome Plusvital, Irish Equine Supplement company on board to sponsor the Devoy Stakes (listed race) and a two year old EBF Maiden.

Mother’s Day 

Looking for ideas for Mothers Day this year? Book into our Panoramic Restaurant on Sunday 22nd March and treat your mother to a VIP day at the races with a four course meal and great views! Our Panoramic Package is just €69.00pp and includes admission, racecard, four course meal and a reserved table for the day.  

Sponsors 

Lodge Park Stud – The Burns family have been breeding Classic winners at their Lodge Park Stud in Kilkenny for three generations.

Plusvital –  Plusvital has been a leader in equine nutrition since its formation in 1975, growing out of Ireland’s world-famous racing and sport horse tradition. The company now exports to over 30 countries and continues to focus on innovative nutraceuticals to support some of the most successful trainers and breeders across the globe, including Group-winning trainer Johnny Murtagh and owner, breeder and trainer Jim Bolger.

Kildare Post & Kildare Now – The Kildare Post covers the latest news, sports and local features in County Kildare. It is published once a week and is available FREE online and in newspaper format.

Irish EBF – Irish EBF have contributed over €42.5 million to Irish Prize-money since 1983, with a current annual investment now over €2.2 million making Irish Stallion Farms the largest sponsor of racing in Ireland.

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April 2020

The TOTE Punchestown Preview Evening

Monday 27th

The second flat race meeting of the season at Naas and the Woodlands Sprint will be the feature race on the day. It is also the eve of the Punchestown Festival and we will have a Punchestown Preview between races providing top festival tips for avid punters! Present your 2020 Punchestown ticket at the turnstile and receive half price admission! 

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May 2020

Family Fun Day

Saturday 9th

A Super Saturday of racing at Naas Racecourse featuring the Blue Wind Group 3. It is also our first family fun day of the year and we  have plenty of FREE kid’s actives to keep the family entertained including Face Painting, Bouncing Castles, Play Barn, Magician, Pony Rides, Cartoon Characters and a Petting Farm. We also have a playground and our onsite free of charge Creche, Inspire Child Development Centre will be open on the day.

The gates open from 12.00pm with the first race going to post at 1.35pm approx. All family entertainment kicks off from 1.00pm until 4.00pm and lunch is served from approx. 12.30pm. Family Admission (2 Adults with children) €20 when pre booked online and €25 on the day. 

Communion Packages 

We now have a special Communion Package available on our Family Fun Day on Saturday 9th May. 

Celebrate your child’s special day with a family day out at the races. Our Communion packages are available in our Panoramic Restaurant and include admission, racecard, four course set menu and a reserved table for €50 per person. Kids packages include a main course and dessert for €20 per child and the celebrating child will dine for free! View menus below. 

Communion Menu   Kids Menu

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Royal Ascot Trials & Ladies Day

Sunday 17th

The Royal Ascot Trials Day at Naas Racecourse is one of the feature race meetings within the Irish Flat season especially for those preparing for glory at Royal Ascot. In recent years we have seen some stars win here at Naas before they headed for Ascot including Carravaggio and Alpha Centuari.

The feature of the card on the day is the Goffs Lacken Stakes. This meeting at Naas is the flagship flat race day of the year. The increased popularity of Royal Ascot in recent years and the corresponding need for preparation races has seen the importance of Naas increase significantly. Ladies Day will also take place on the day.

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June 2020

Summer BBQ & Music Evening

Wednesday 24th

The summer is in and the very popular barbeque evenings at Naas Racecourse are back! Our BBQ packages are perfect for an evening out with colleagues, friends or family. Watch out for the announcement of our music act. The first race will take place at approximately 6pm.

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July 2020

Naas Town Goes Racing

Saturday 4th

 The Naas Town Goes Racing is back for the second year!

The initiative was was launched last year with the aim of creating a day specifically for the local community to encourage them to enjoy their local racetrack and after proving a great success we aim to make the day bigger & better for 2020. Naas Town Goes Racing includes various activities over a few months prior to the day itself  which incorporate the local community including an art competition for schools and a Naas Tidy Towns competition. 

Local traders are also be invited to reserve a pop-up unit at a reduced rate at the track to promote their business at The Naas Town Goes Racing Day on Saturday, 4th of July. The day itself will feature top class racing and will include lots of activities for families and children including face painting, novelty mascot characters, live music and a BBQ.

 

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Summer BBQ & Music Evening

Wednesday 22nd

Our last Summer BBQ meeting of the summer! An evening meeting with the first race going to post at approx. 6pm and the feature race will be the Listed Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes. BBQ party packages will be available and the live music act who plays after racing will be announced soon.

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August 2020

Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes Day

Monday 3rd

We are delighted to host the The Irish EBF new exciting €200,000 two-year-old median sires race here at Naas racecourse on Bank Holiday Monday, August 3rd, co-sponsored by Ballyhane Stud.

The new Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes is worth €200,000 and will be run over 6f. It will be open to two-year-olds 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.

See more details and median sire prices HERE

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Family Fun Day

Sunday 23rd

A new FLAT fixture at Naas Racecourse for 2020 and its our second family fun day. Lot’s of FREE activites for the kids including pony rides, bouncy castles, face painting & much more! When you book your family ticket its just €20 for two adults with kids!

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September 2020

Two Year Old Day

Thursday 17th

A Thursday Two Year Old Flat Fixture at Naas Racecourse. We have special price hospitality packages available. 

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October 2020

Foran Finale Day

Sunday 18th

A hugely competitive day of racing with the €120,000 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Finale, EBF Bluebell Stakes (listed race) & the Naas Racecourse Business Club EBF Garnet Stakes (listed race) taking place on the day

 

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November 2020

Flat Season Finale

Sunday 1st

For the fourth year running Naas Racecourse will host the Irish flat season finale and the Irish flat season awards. The feature race on the day will be The Daragh Fitzpatrick & Colm White Local Bookmakers November Handicap of €100,000

We also look forward the Horse Racing Ireland Flat Awards and  crowing the Champion Owner, Champion Trainer, Champion Jockey and Champion Apprentice Jockey.

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Return Of The Jumps

Saturday 7th

The opening national hunt meeting of the 2019/2020 season at Naas. An action-packed race meeting featuring three graded races including the Fishery Lane Hurdle and the Grade B Brown Lad Handicap Hurdle.

 

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