Fairyhouse Easter Festival 2023 race times and day-by-day schedule

Your guide to the three-day meeting.

Horses racing at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival


Fairyhouse is set to stage a three-day fiesta of National Hunt racing as the Jumps season in Ireland enters the final furlong.

The feature race, the Irish Grand National, takes place on the third and final day of the meeting, Easter Monday, with a bumper field set to tackle 22 fences over the marathon trip of 3m5f.

Connections of the first past the post will bag a tidy €270,000 and local trainer Dermot McLoughlin is bidding to win the race for the third year in a row as he saddles last year’s winner, Lord Lariat.

Before we get to the main event, there are seven races on Saturday, with the pick of the opening contests being the Grade A RYBO Handicap Hurdle, which includes Matty Jazzy, the winner of last month’s Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival.

Lord Lariat jumps a fence in the Irish Grand National

The action steps up a gear on day two with a pair of Grade 1s – the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final and the WilllowWarm Gold Cup, which was won by a certain Galopin Des Champs last year – as well as a smattering of Grade 2s.

Paddy Power News is your home for Fairyhouse betting tips throughout the meeting, while the latest horse racing odds are on paddypower.com as well as the Paddy Power app.

Otherwise, you’ll find the Fairyhouse Easter Festival 2023 race times and day-by-day schedule below.


2:10: Tom Quinlan Electrical Maiden Hurdle
2:45: Low.ie Best For Mortgage Protection & Life Insurance Hunters Chase
3:20: BoyleSports Mares Novice Chase (Listed Race)
3:55: Fred Kenny Lifetime Services To Racing Ladies National Handicap Chase
4:30: I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final (Grade B)
5:05: RYBO Handicap Hurdle (Grade A)
5:40: Irish Stallion Farms EBF Total Enjoyment Mares Flat Race (Listed Race)


1:25: Ryan’s Cleaning Maiden Hurdle
2:00: Cawley Furniture Novice Handicap Hurdle
2:35: Irish Stallion Farms EBF Honeysuckle Mares Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
3:10: Paddy Kehoe Suspended Ceilings Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)
3:45: Cafe En Seine Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)
4:20: BoyleSports Novice Handicap Chase (Grade B)
4:55: WilllowWarm Gold Cup (Grade 1)
5:30: Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper


2:05: Farmhouse Foods Novice Handicap Hurdle
2:40: Donohue Marquees Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2)
3:15: Fairyhouse Steel Handicap Hurdle
3:50: Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Hurdle (Grade 2)
4:20: McInerney Properties Fairyhouse Chase (Grade 2)
5:00: BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase (Extended Handicap) (Grade A)
5:40: Thebeautybasket.ie Handicap Chase
6:10: Leinster Reinforcements & Brazil Piling (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race

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