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  • Racing at The Easter Festival

    With over €1.25 million in prize money up for grabs, the Fairyhouse Easier Festival is three days of top class racing that you do not want to miss.

    Taking place from Saturday 3rd to Monday 5th April in 2021 the three-day event culminates in the running of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National on Easter Monday, the richest jumps race in the country.

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    Opening Day – Saturday 3rd April

    The feature race on the day is the RYBO Handicap Hurdle won in 2019 by Ivanovich Gorbatov for Joseph O'Brien under JJ Slevin. Saturday also plays host to the Ladies Chase a highly sought-after race for the female riders.


    Fairyhouse Gold Cup Day – Sunday 4th April

    The Grade 1 Fairyhouse Gold Cup is the feature race on Easter Sunday, this enthralling contest is run over two miles and four furlongs and boasts winners of the highest calibre including Arkle, Like A Butterfly, Al Boum Photo and most recently Voix du Reve. 

    Boasting a six-figure prize fund, this illustrious race is sure to attract some of the best novice chasers around to compete for this coveted prize.


    BoyleSports Irish Grand National Day – Monday 5th April

    The BoyleSports Irish Grand National, a race which has become a stalwart at the heart of the Irish sporting calendar is the richest jumps race in the country, standing at a whopping €400,000.

    Won in 2019 the Willie Mullins trained Burrows Saint under Ruby Walsh just a couple of weeks before the Champion jockey announced his retirement. It was also the Carlow trainers first win in the 3m 5f contest.

    What is unique about the BoyleSports Irish Grand National is that it captures individuals from every walk of life, not just regular racegoers. People throughout the country are enthralled by the event and often have various unique ways of picking a winner. 

    Raceday Schedules to follow - First race all days approx 2pm and last race approx 5.30pm.

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