It’s almost time for 2022 Easter Festival at the Fairyhouse taking place on April 16th under starter orders. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the flagship events of the Irish National Hunt season.
Where and when is it running?
This year’s festival takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse from Saturday 14th April to Monday 16th April, with the 150th edition of the Irish Grand National on Monday being the highlight.
Where can I see and follow the races?
RTE 2 shows the second and third race days with coverage from 2.30pm on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Where can I get tickets?
Tickets are available for all three days at Fairyhouse.ie.
What is the race schedule?
easter saturday, April 16 (opening day)
1.55 Fairyhouse Easter Maiden Hurdle from €12,000.00 2m. 4f.
2.30 Frank & Teresa O’Reilly Memorial Hunters Steeplechase of €17,500.00 3m 150m.
3.05 BoyleSports Mares Handicap Steeplechase for €15,000.00 2m. 5f.
3.40 Meath Ladies National Handicap Steeplechase over €20,000.00 3m 150m.
4.15 INH Stallion Owner EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Finale (Grade B) from €50,000.00 3m.
4.50 RYBO handicap hurdle (class A) from €100,000.00 2m.
5.25 Jetaway.ie Irish EBF Mares Flat Race from €15000.00 2m. 4f.
Easter Sunday, 17th April (gold cup & family day)
2.00 Ryan’s Cleaning, Waste and Recycling Maiden Hurdle of €15,000.00 2m.
2.35 Cawley Furniture Novice Handicap Hurdle from €20000.00 2m. 4f.
3.10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (Grade 1) from €100,000.00 2m. 4f.
3.45 Paddy Kehoe False Ceilings Rated Beginner Steeplechase from €20000.00 2m. 5f. 50 yards.
4.20 BoyleSports Novice Handicap Steeplechase (Grade B) from €50000.00 2m. 150m.
4.55 Fairyhouse Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase (class 1) in the amount of €100,000.00 2 million 4f.
5.30 Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sale amount of €100,000.00 2m
easter monday, April 18 (Great Irish National Day)
2.05 Farmhouse Foods Novice Handicap Hurdle of €20000.00 2m.
2.40 Donohue Marquees Youth Hurdle (Class 2) from €40,000.00 2m
3.15 Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle from €25000.00 2m. 6f.
3.50 Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Hurdle (Class 2) from €60,000.00 2m. 4f.
4.20 Devenish Steeplechase (Class 2) from €100,000.00 2m 4f.
5.00 BoyleSports Irish Grand National Steeplechase (Extended Handicap Steeplechase) (Class A) of €500,000.00 3m 5f. 50 yards.
5.40 Fairyhouse Easter Festival Handicap Steeplechase from €25000.00 3m. 150m.
6.10 Leinster Reinforcements & Brazil Piling (Pro/Am) Flat Race from €20,000.00 2m.
Who are the favorites for the Irish Grand National?
The top 51 horses of ante-post favorites Gaillard Du Mesnil, Farclas and Max Flamingo will battle it out for the 150th edition of Monday’s race.
Minella Times, the 2021 Aintree Hero, finished ninth at last week’s Aintree Grand National, sharing top weight with Franco De Port.
What else happens at the festival?
To complement the Easter Monday racing action, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Most Stylish Lady takes center stage with the jockey who won the Irish Grand National in 2011 and Dancing with the Stars frontrunner Nina Carberry, who joins style sponsor Gráinne Ross, Managing Director of Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, to vote for the most stylish lady of the day.
To celebrate the 150th edition of the Irish Grand National, the motto of this year’s most stylish lady is ‘Vintage Sparkle’.
The day will end with live music from Pilgrim Street in the marquee.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/horse-racing/what-dates-what-channel-ticket-details-and-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-2022-fairyhouse-easter-festival-and-irish-grand-national-41509894.html When are the Fairyhouse Easter Festival 2022 and the Irish Grand National? Date, TV details, ticket information and race details