What to expect from this year's Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse 3 years ago

What to expect from this year's Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse

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Here's hoping we get the weather to match the racing!


It's a race that has been run every year since 1870, but it's lost none of its significance for Irish racing fans. The BoyleSports Irish Grand National isn't just up there with the most iconic races on these shores, it's the standard by which others are compared.

Regardless of whether you've never missed a meeting in your local track or you only like the odd flutter on the big days, it's the biggest day of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival calendar. It's now the richest jumps race in the country, standing at a whopping €500,000.

On Monday, 22 April, one lucky jockey will have carved their name into the history of Irish racing. As well as the huge attention from racing fans all over the world, it attracts the game’s best runners and riders to Fairyhouse to take on this demanding course.

What is unique about the BoyleSports Irish Grand National is that it captures individuals from every walk of life, not just regular racegoers. It's often referred to as “the race of the people.”


It's one for everyone to get involved, and many have their own quirky ways of picking out the winner.

The showpiece of the Irish racing calendar is not something to be missed, so purchase tickets now to make sure you get them.

Easter Monday also features the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Most Stylish Lady Competition which boasts and amazing trip to Nashville as the prize and celebrity judge Una Healy from the Saturdays will be on hand to help select the winner.

And the party doesn’t stop there, after the racing punters are invited to join The Kilkennys for live music in the Festival Marquee.


One of the most anticipated dates on the Irish Racing calendar the Fairyhouse Easter Festival runs from Sunday, 21 April to Tuesday, 23 April 2019. Book your place now on www.fairyhouse.ie.

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