2022 Irish Guineas Festival

The first Classics races of the Irish flat racing season take place at the end of May, as the Irish Guineas Festival is played out at the Curragh.

The Irish Guineas Festival kicks off on Friday and ends on the Sunday. The Irish 2000 Guineas headlines the card on Saturday, with the Irish 2000 Guineas topping the billing on the third and final afternoon.

2022 Irish Guineas Festival Dates

The 2022 Irish Guineas Festival kicks off on Friday 20th May, and ends with Irish 1000 Guineas day on Sunday 22nd May.

Irish Guineas Festival Day One Card

4:25pm Auction Series Maiden 6f
4:55pm Irish EBF Maiden 1m2f
5:25pm Gallinule Stakes (Group 3) 1m2f
6:00pm Emerald Mile Handicap 1m
6:35pm Equine Nutrition Maiden 7f
7:10pm William Hill Handicap 7f
7:45pm Fillies Maiden 6f
8:15pm William Hill Handicap 1m6f

Friday's card at the Irish Guineas Festival takes place in the evening, allowing viewers to attend once they've finished work. 

The Group Three Gallinule Stakes has been moved from Sunday to headine the card on day one. Friday's meeting also features several competitive maidens and the Emerald Mile Handicap.

Irish Guineas Festival Day Two Card

1:45pm Irish EBF Maiden 6f
2:15pm Marble Hill Stakes (Group 3) 6f
2:45pm Greenland Stakes (Group 2) 6f
3:20pm Irish 2000 Guineas (Group 1) 1m
3:55pm Lanwades Stud Stakes (Group 2) 1m
4:25pm  Fillies' Premier Handicap 1m
5:00pm  Betway Premier Handicap 5f
5:30pm Betway Handicap 7f

Ireland's version of the 2000 Guineas features on Saturday's card at the Irish Guineas Festival, and viewers can look forward to a thrilling renewal in 2022.

Along with that feature Classic, viewers have the Group Two Greeland Stakes Sprint to look forward to, as well as the Lanwades Stud Stakes and the Marble Hill Stakes.

Irish Guineas Festival Day Three Card

1:30pm Fillies Maiden 6f
2:05pm William Hill Handicap 1m
2:40pm Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1) 1m2f
3:15pm Irish 1000 Guineas (Group 1) 1m
3:50pm William Hill Premier Handicap 1m2f
4:20pm Habitat Premier Handicap 1m
4:55pm Irish EBF Maiden 1m2f
5:30pm William Hill Handicap 2m

The day after the colts have stolen the show at the Curragh, fillies have their chance to shine in the Irish 1000 Guineas.

Sunday's card at the Curragh also features a second Group One, the historic Tattersalls Gold Cup. Punters will also sink their teeth into two Premier Handicaps and a couple of decent maidens.