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Irish Grand National
The Irish Grand National is a National Hunt chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Fairyhouse over a distance of about 3 miles and 5 furlongs (5,834 metres), and during its running there are twenty-four fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year on Easter Monday. It is the Irish equivalent of the Grand National, and it is held during Fairyhouse's four-day Easter Festival meeting.

The event was established in 1870, and the inaugural running was won by a horse called Sir Robert Peel. The race took place at its present venue, and the winner's prize money was 167 sovereigns. In the early part of its history it was often won by horses trained at the Curragh, and there were ten such winners by 1882. The Easter Monday fixture regularly attracted racegoers from Dublin, and it became known as the Dubs' Day Out. Several winners of the Irish Grand National have also won its English counterpart at Aintree, but none in the same year. The first to complete the double was Ascetic's Silver, the winner of the latter version in 1906.
The feat has been achieved more recently by Rhyme 'n' Reason, Bobbyjo and Numbersixvalverde. The most successful horse in the event's history is Brown Lad, a three-time winner in the 1970s.
The Irish Grand National is currently sponsored by Irish Distillers, and its sponsored title promotes the brand Powers Whiskey. A glorious time can be had by all guests at the Fairyhouse Racecourse’s Irish Grand National. Firmly established as one of Ireland’s foremost modern racing venues, Fairyhouse offers a winning combination of comfort, style and service to make your clients hospitality second to none. CHI with its extensive experience in sports hospitality management will ensure your guests have a memorable day that will surpass their expectations. In the Fairyhouse’s Bobbyjo Bistro your guests can enjoy silver service, with tipster advice and live music after the race’s conclusion. Private Suites are available in both the Jameson and Powers Gold Label Stands, with balconies and course views,
holding between 12 and 40 people. With all Suites you are presented with the option of silver service or buffet, with the latter allowing you to achieve your Suites’ maximum occupancy.

Arkle Room Corporate Hospitality
The Arkle Room can cater for numbers between 170 and 200 heads, and has excellent views of the Parade Ring with easy access to the Jameson viewing stand. Fairyhouse’s close proximity to Dublin makes it a destination easily accessible, and being so close to Ireland’s cultural capital affords race-goers innumerable opportunities for continued entertainment. CHI can provide a bespoke service in terms of flights, hotels etc. Our sizeable portfolio of industry contacts that we have
gained throughout our 21 years will ensure you reap the benefits of the best rates and we can also go the extra furlong to make your event extra special by  providing a celebrity to host your event


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We love to hear what our valued clients have to say about us. Here are some of the comments and feedback that we have received over the years.

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