The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, taking place on Saturday 6th August, is one of the most prestigious races in the international racing calendar attracting some of the top two year old Thoroughbred horses in Europe.


The sponsor Kentucky based Keeneland, is the world’s leading Thoroughbred Sales company and also home to one of the top racecourses in the USA, hosting the famous Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championship this year


In addition to eight exciting races starting at 1.30pm, there will be fun for all the family with a variety of free activities throughout the afternoon.  H.E Claire Cronin, the US Ambassador to Ireland, will be the special guest on the day.


The Curragh would be delighted to welcome you to the races and you are able to avail of a special on line adult admission offer of €10 by going to and paging down to Saturday 6th August and inserting USA (capitals) in the discount code

Please note Under 18s are free accompanied by an adult.



Transport to the races

The Curragh offer a free shuttle bus service from Newbridge, picking up at the train station and outside Riverbank Theatre, Eddie Rockets and Keadeen Hotel and from Kildare, picking up at the train station and in the Square at the bus stop.

Located off exit 12 of the M7, the racecourse offers plenty of free car parking.