Curragh Derby Tickets

CURRAGH, IRELAND - JUNE 27: Grey Swallow ridden by Pat Smullen rides to win the Irish Derby during the Budweiser Irish Derby at the Curragh Racecourse, on June 27, 2004 in Curragh, Ireland. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)It’s definitely a good idea to pre-book Irish Derby tickets – the huge popularity of the event means that tickets sell out fast.

The day of the Irish Derby is the only day when there are two enclosures at the Curragh Racecourse. The Reserved Enclosure provides access to the main grandstand, parade ring and champagne bar and minstrel seats are available. The West End Enclosure is a more basic viewing area, without access to the parade ring.

On all race days, Premier Level tickets give access to the reserved top floor of the grandstand.

Ticket prices for Irish Derby day (without applicable discounts for early online booking) are as follows:

  • West End Enclosure: €25
  • Reserved Enclosure: €50
  • Premier Level Access: €75
  • Premier Level Access with seating: €150

Booking Irish Derby Tickets Online

You can book tickets online through the official Curragh Racecourse site. Via the site, you can also download a booking form to apply for bookings via post.

A variety of Irish Derby ticket options are available online. Ticket deals currently available are as follows:

3-day General Admission ticket for the 2009 Irish Derby Festival: €70

26 June, Derby Festival Friday

  • General admission: €17
  • Premier Level access: €33

27 June, Derby Festival Saturday and day of the Audi Pretty Polly Stakes

  • General admission: €22.50
  • Premier Level access: €49

28 June, Derby Festival Sunday and day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

  • West End Enclosure: €43.50
  • Reserved Enclosure with Minstrel Seat: €75
  • Premier Level access: €120

To order Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby tickets by phone, you can call the Curragh Racecourse on ++ 353 (0) 45 441 205.

For details of corporate and restaurant packages available for the Irish Derby, see Irish Derby Festival Hospitality.

Book your Irish Derby tickets early to avoid missing the excitement of watching the best of the best thoroughbreds compete in the race of the season at the Curragh!