The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby race will take place in 2013 on Saturday evening 29th June. The contest with €1.25m in total prize money will feature an eight race programme. This year marks the sixth year of Dubai Duty Free’s sponsorship of the festival and the world’s leading airport retailer will once again sponsor the prestigious Most Stylish Lady competition on the Saturday, in association with luxury jeweler Boodles.
The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is the centre piece of the three day festival featuring the Derby Food Paddock which takes place from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June and NEW this year there is the Derby Music Village on Saturday 29th June with live bands and DJ all day from 1pm till 10pm featuring The Original Rude Boys, Delorentos, Raglans, Sharon Shannon & special guest – all hosted by Hector Ó h’Eochagáin.
As part of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival there are a number of ancillary events taking place which is the ideal way to complete your entertainment over the Derby Weekend
Race Day Schedule
Derby Food Paddock
Fri 28th June – Sun 30th June
The Derby Food Paddock makes a welcome return to this year’s Derby Festival, showcasing a selection of delicacies from Ireland’s leading food producers including restaurants, hotels, cookery schools, cheese makers, bakers and chocolatiers.
Derby Music Village
Saturday 29th June
A fantastic new edition this year is the Derby Music Village on Saturday 29th June with live bands and DJ all day from 1pm till 10pm featuring The Original Rude Boys, Delorentos, Raglans, Sharon Shannon & special guest – all hosted by Hector Ó h’Eochagáin. Making it not just Derby Day but Derby Night and all FREE with your admission ticket.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Golf Classic
Thursday 27th June – K-Club Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort (Palmer Course)
The opportunity to play on the world famous Palmer Course at one of the great Golf Classics of the year. Cost is €600 per team of 4 people to include pre Golf lunch, shotgun start at 2pm and dinner in the evening with a variety of great prizes.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball
Friday 28th June – K-Club Hotel, Golf & Spa Resort
This star studded black tie event takes place on Friday 28th June in the stunning surroundings of the K Club and raises funds for a well know local charity. Tickets costing €125 per person includes pre dinner drinks reception, silver service dinner and entertainment. For information contact O’Brien PR Tel: 045 446422