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Curragh Racing Tips

Curragh racing tips page for every meeting at Curragh races including the Irish Derby Day. Go to our main horse racing tips page for today's racing tips.

  • The Curragh Course Guide

    The Curragh is the most important racecourse in Ireland for thoroughbred racing, it has recently undergone an exciting redevelopment with facilities to match anything worldwide. 

    Highlights: Home of the Irish 1,000 & 2,000 Guineas along with the Irish Derby, Irish Oaks & Irish St. Leger. The Irish Classics are five of the eleven Group 1 races staged at the Curragh throughout their season from May through to November. The other Group 1 races being, Tattersalls Gold Cup, Irish Pretty Polly Stakes, Phoenix Stakes, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Flying Five and National Stakes. Also featured at the Curragh racecourse are the Irish Lincoln and Irish Cesarewitch.

    Plan your day’s racing or betting by checking out their website. You’ll get all the information you need for all the big race days and festivals taking place at The Curragh.

    TV Channel: Racing TV

    If you are going to Curragh races today then why not download the OLBG app to get all the latest Curragh tips at the track.

    * All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Curragh

    Curragh Outright Favourite Statistics

    • Flat Handicaps: 50-255 (20%) -36.86
    • Flat Non-Handicaps: 70-178 (39%) +5.68
  • Curragh Racecourse Map

    Flat: The Curragh is a right-handed horseshoe-shaped course with a circuit of two miles with no sharp bends and a straight run-in of three furlongs uphill. The Curragh includes a straight mile course and two round courses, it is a very fair galloping track.

    Curragh Racecourse Address: Newbridge, Co. Kildare, R56 RR67, Ireland

    Curragh Racecourse Telephone: 45 441 205

    To buy tickets for a race day at Curragh, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

    Curragh Flat Racecourse Map
    Curragh Flat Racecourse Map
  • What’s the best way of using these betting tips from the Curragh?

    You’ll see a list of times for the races and the runners on the card at the Curragh with the most popular tipped horses highlighted for your convenience.

    You’ll also be able to view the latest betting odds for each selection alongside some information from the OLBG tipsters on why they have chosen that particular horse.

    You’ll also have available to you, the number of tips made on a particular selection represented in numerical & percentage form. 

    There’s a useful star rating which is created using the popularity of the tip and the current odds. The data is extremely useful and can change as more tips come in for each race.

    If you like the look of a particular runner and tipster, you can click on the bubble to read the comments made for that Curragh runner or you can also view all the runners, tips and comments by clicking on the right-hand side of the screen.

    A great feature for punters is the ‘Add' To Betslip feature. As you would on an online bookmaker’s site, you add your selections.

    Build your OLBG betslip to view the best odds for your Curragh bets using our price comparison feature. So handy to use and you’re ensuring you’re getting the best betting price!

    If there are currently no tips for the Curragh because of no meeting, head over to the main racing predictions page for picks from other courses today.

  • How to use the Curragh betting tips

    It’s up to you how you want to use these Curragh betting tips to your advantage.  You can use all of the elements highlighted above such as the most popular Curragh tips today, the most profitable Curragh tipsters or the star rating to see the most valuable tips from the Curragh.

    For more discussion and ideas on how to use these pages, find a discussion on our horse racing forum. Feel free to ask questions where our helpful members will give you advice on strategies they use for betting on racing at The Curragh.

    You may be happy with a particular betting app or online service but it might not be the best offer for today’s racing at The Curragh It would be an idea to check out an in-depth report as to who the best bookmakers for horse racing are and ensuring you have an account with one of them. Having access to the best betting odds when betting at The Curragh can mean the difference between profit and loss.

  • Curragh Draw Bias

    The most profitable stall at Curragh in the win market when breaking it down to race trips is stall 5 over a trip of 6f, backing all runners in this stall over that trip over the past five years would have returned a profit of +133.42. When breaking Curragh down into trips then you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 1 over a trip of 7f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -93.18.

    Here we have the draw bias for Curragh taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

    • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
    • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
    • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

    The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

  • Curragh Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Curragh?

    Whilst A P O'Brien is the most successful trainer at Curragh with a total of one hundred forty-four winners, if you backed all of their runners you would be showing a loss. Edward Lynam is the most successful trainer at Curragh for those who show a profit if backing all their runners thanks to a total of thirteen winners and an LSP of +67.25. Aidan Anthony Howard is the trainer to follow at Curragh if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the trainers in the eachway markets, that is +60.76 which is courtesy of their nineteen placings (ten winners). Joseph Patrick O'Brien does not have a great record at Curragh, their LSP of -195.78 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, which has come from sixty-three winners from five hundred sixty runners which is an 11% strike rate.

    Following W J Lee would have returned a profit here at Curragh with an LSP of +63.76 and their thirty-six winners have them at the head of the profitable jockeys' list. C T Keane does lead the jockeys' list overall with sixty-six winners but shows an overall loss. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which jockey is best to follow at Curragh and that would be Danny Sheehy who shows the best eachway LSP which is +12.97 thanks to their twenty-four placings (eight winners). A total of twenty-two winners from three hundred fourteen rides at Curragh has D P McDonogh at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 7% strike rate and worst LSP of -176.71.

    Curragh Picks & Hints

    Here are some factors at Curragh for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

    • 5-8 (63%) +37.00 - Backing Michael Mulvany runners when in a Handicap Nursery race
    • 7-17 (41%) +14.13 - Backing P Twomey runners when horses are aged 2yo


    Curragh Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

    Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Curragh based on the number of winners:

    • 61 Wins: A P O'Brien & Ryan Moore
    • 40 Wins: G M Lyons & C T Keane
    • 37 Wins: A P O'Brien & J A Heffernan
    • 29 Wins: J S Bolger & K J Manning
    • 28 Wins: Mrs John Harrington & Shane Foley


    Curragh Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    Edward Lynam 107-13-25 +67.25 +19.07
    K J Condon 124-12-35 +77.25 +50.25
    Aidan Anthony Howard 67-10-19 +117.50 +60.76
    P Twomey 39-10-21 +5.26 +6.94
    Ms Sheila Lavery 140-9-26 +14.38 -6.41
    Peter Fahey 43-4-8 +9.00 -4.15
    R A Fahey 23-4-4 +21.50 +3.44
    A J Martin 52-3-13 +13.00 +4.24
    Donal Kinsella 26-3-7 +76.50 +48.05
    D Donovan 11-3-4 +18.00 +9.53

    Curragh Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    W J Lee 372-36-111 +63.76 +4.98
    C O'Donoghue 124-17-40 +7.75 -8.94
    Danny Sheehy 119-8-24 +38.00 +12.97
    William Buick 21-6-8 +4.71 -1.26
    Sam Ewing 53-4-12 +6.33 -0.36
    M A Enright 49-3-6 +35.50 +5.44
    Cian MacRedmond 36-3-6 +8.00 +2.33
    Andrea Atzeni 10-3-5 +15.00 +7.10
    James Doyle 10-3-3 +3.25 -0.59
    M C Hussey 48-2-5 +1.00 -3.52

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