• 13:40The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden of €14,000 (Plus 10 Race)
  • 14:10The Naas Racecourse Handicap
  • 14:40The Royal Ascot Trials Handicap
  • 15:10The Coolmore Stud Calyx Race of €37,500
  • 15:40The Sole Power Sprint Stakes of €37,500 (Listed Race)
  • 16:10The Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes of €68,000 (Group 3)
  • 16:40The Goffs Lacken Stakes of €50,000 (Group 3)
  • 17:10The Owenstown Stud Stakes
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Royal Ascot Trials Day

Sunday 16th May

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. 

We continue to race behind closed doors in line with government guidelines. Visit hri.ie to view  COVID 19 protocols that are currently in place.

Broadcasters on the day:

Although we continue to race behind closed doors, you can enjoy all the action from home! We are delighted to have RTE broadcast a number of races on our Royal Ascot Trials Day and  Racing TV will cover all 8 races on the day.



Goffs are one of Irelands leading Bloodstock sales who have been synonymous with Irish bloodstock sales for over 150 years. Many of Irelands best horses have been sourced at the Kildare Paddocks. 

Coolmore Stud

Coolmore Stud is the home of Champions, the headquarters of the world’s largest breeding operation of thoroughbred racehorses. Through its racing arm, Ballydoyle and Coolmore has raced many classic winners and champions recognised globally.

Owenstown Stud

Owenstown Stud is run by John Tuthill and his Family in Maynooth, Co.Kildare. Over the years the nursery  has bred many stars including  Persuasive and Excelebration. Both horses paved their way to victory in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. An incredible achievement for the Kildare breeder.

The Power & Lynam Family

The Lynam & Power Family kindly sponsor the Sole Power Sprint Stakes after their talented sprinter Sole Power. The son of Kyllachy had an outstanding career. He ran 65 times, 50 of those were Group races and 30 of the 50 were Group 1 races, of which he won 5, making him one of the most successful Irish Sprinters. 

Ascot Racecourse

Royal Ascot attracts some of the worlds finest horses to compete for more than £8m in prize money. It is globally recongised as one of the best weeks in Racing. We are delighted to continue our association with Ascot Racecourse with them sponsoring the Royal Ascot Trials Day Handicap on our Royal Ascot Trials Day card.