Curragh Racing Picks

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

  • Curragh Racectrack 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. 

    Type of Racing: Flat (turf)

    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.

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

    Curragh Outright Favourite Statistics

    • Flat Handicaps: 54-249 (22%) -24.48
    • Flat Non-Handicaps: 64-175 (37%) -8.94
  • 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 Racetrack Address: Newbridge, Co. Kildare, R56 RR67, Ireland

    Curragh Racetrack Telephone: 45 441 205

    Curragh Flat Racecourse Map
    Curragh Flat Racecourse Map
  • How to use the betting picks from the Curragh

    On this page, you will find the free Curragh picks from OLBG's army of horse racing handicappers. The Curragh runners receiving the most picks are highlighted above with the off-time, to view all the Curragh predictions for each race just click on the highlighted selections.

    Also shown is the number of picks made on a particular selection represented in numerical & percentage form.  There’s a useful star rating which is created using the popularity of the pick and the current odds. The data is extremely useful and can change as more picks come in for each race.

    If there are currently no Curragh picks because of no meeting, head over to the best horse racing tipsters page for the top selections on today's other race meets.

  • Curragh Draw Bias

    With an LSP of +66.05, the most successful stall at Curragh is stall 4 when backing runners over a trip of 7f over the last five years. For the least profitable stall at Curragh, you need to look at races over 7f and focus on stall 5 as this has produced an LSP of -81.70 over the last five years.

    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, this 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

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  • Curragh Jockey and Trainer Combinations

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

    A P O'Brien is the leading trainer here at Curragh with one hundred fifty winners but you would have recorded a loss if you backed all of their runners whilst following K J Condon would have returned the most winners (twelve) from a profitable trainer. If you are looking for a trainer to follow in the eachway market then it is Aidan Anthony Howard who leads the way at Curragh, they have has a total of nineteen placings which includes ten winners over the previous five years for an eachway LSP of +76.76. A P O'Brien does not have a great record at Curragh, their LSP of -212.21 has them stone dead bottom of the trainers' list, that has come from one hundred fifty winners from eight hundred thirty-two runners which is an 18% strike rate.

    When looking at profitable jockeys only then it is W J Lee who leads the way with a total of thirty-four winners producing an LSP of +83.50 whilst Ryan Moore leads the overall list with sixty-three winners but shows a loss overall. With an eachway LSP of +10.68 at Curragh, Jamie Spencer leads the jockeys in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their six placings which include a total of two winners. A total of twenty-one winners from three hundred thirteen rides at Curragh has D P McDonogh at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 7% strike rate and worst LSP of -171.59.

    Curragh Picks & Hints

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

    • 5-12 (42%) +14.75 - 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:

    • 62 Wins: A P O'Brien & Ryan Moore
    • 43 Wins: A P O'Brien & J A Heffernan
    • 35 Wins: G M Lyons & C T Keane
    • 33 Wins: J S Bolger & K J Manning
    • 19 Wins: Mrs John Harrington & Shane Foley

    Curragh Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Trainer R-W-P Win EW
    K J Condon 111-12-34 +94.75 +69.11
    Aidan Anthony Howard 50-10-19 +134.50 +76.76
    P Twomey 28-7-16 +17.25 +16.03
    Kieran P Cotter 58-6-17 +5.50 +6.97
    P J Prendergast 48-5-15 +9.50 +4.31
    R A Fahey 34-4-7 +10.50 -4.00
    Donal Kinsella 30-4-8 +38.00 +22.87
    M R Channon 21-4-9 +25.00 +14.46
    A J Martin 56-3-13 +9.00 +1.74
    Darren Bunyan 53-3-12 +37.00 +20.23

    Curragh Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

    Jockey R-W-P Win EW
    W J Lee 361-34-99 +83.50 +2.35
    Dylan B McMonagle 33-6-14 +1.00 -1.29
    William Buick 24-5-10 +7.21 +1.04
    L Dettori 24-5-14 +5.00 -1.42
    James Doyle 17-5-7 +11.25 +4.34
    P A Harnett 29-3-10 +6.50 +3.55
    Andrea Atzeni 11-3-5 +14.00 +6.10
    Daniel Tudhope 17-2-8 +2.00 +4.39
    Jamie Spencer 9-2-6 +14.00 +10.68
    Ms H Mooney 8-2-4 +13.50 +7.61

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