Irish Racehorse Experience officially opened

Irish Racehorse Experience officially opened

22nd Nov 2021

The Irish Racehorse Experience was officially opened this week by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon with Failte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly and Irish National Stud Chairman, Matt Dempsey. The world-leading interactive attraction traces the life of a racehorse from birth to retirement and allows the visitor to purchase, name, train and ride their own racehorse in a virtual experience like no other. The project was part-funded by Failte Ireland as part of the large grants scheme in 2019.  

Minister Heydon commented: “It was an honour to officially open the Irish Racehorse Experience in my home county of Kildare. This collaborative project between the Irish National Stud and Failte Ireland will be of immense benefit to the local economy. It will attract more visitors and encourage them to stay in the county for longer and I want to commend all involved for delivering it.”

Chairman of the Irish National Stud, Matt Dempsey commented: “The Irish Racehorse Experience is a landmark project for the Irish National Stud. We are very thankful to Failte Ireland for their support and guidance throughout and we look forward to welcoming visitors to this unique experience over the coming years.”

The Irish Racehorse Experience is open to the public. The cost of admission of €5 in addition to the admission to the Irish National Stud and Gardens. The experience must be pre-booked online at

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