Racing Royalty

Exclusive Access to Ballydoyle and Coolmore


Immerse yourself amongst world famous racing royalty and follow in the tracks of legendary breeders, trainers and thoroughbred horses during this exclusive equine excursion. Gain unprecedented access to the hallowed grounds of Ballydoyle Racing and Coolmore Stud, the globally renowned partnership that has produced some of the world’s greatest champion racehorses. Accompanied by our private Equine Concierge from Cashel Palace Hotel, guests will have the enviable opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about the incredible history of these thoroughbred institutions.

Begin the day at Ballydoyle, taking in impressive vistas, the equine therapy centre and seeing the state of the art gallops as through the eyes of champion trainer Aidan O’Brien. Indulge in a gourmet taste of Tipperary’s Golden Vale with a delicious lunch at Mikey Ryan’s Bar & Kitchen or opt for Chef’s selection of local delights within your handcrafted picnic hamper.

Next, embrace the region’s famous equine heritage at the Fethard Horse Country Experience before finally entering through the hallowed gates of Coolmore Stud. The tour here commences with an inspiring visit to the restricted-access Legacy Museum followed by a guided stroll to the Stud Farm to facilitate an up close visit with the famous stallions and mares of the Coolmore Stables.


€1250 per person (net/non-commissionable).

  • Minimum: 2 Guests.
  • Maximum: 6 Guests.
  • Base package of €2500 plus €500 per additional person.


Coolmore Stud
Time Activity
10:00am Meet dedicated Equine Experiences Manager and Private Driver in Lobby of Cashel Palace Hotel.
10:05am Depart & transfer to Ballydoyle Racing (approx 15- 20 mins).
10:30am – 12:30am Private Guided Drive Tour of Ballydoyle Racing facilities including the gallops and equine therapy centre. See the exciting new generation of thoroughbred racehorses as they are put through their paces in pursuit of excellence.
12:45pm Two course lunch with wine at Sadler’s Bar & Restaurant in Fethard.
2:00pm Transfer to Fethard Horse Country Experience.
2:20pm - 3:20pm Private Museum Tour of Fethard Horse Country Experience.
3:20pm Transfer to Coolmore.
3:30pm Private Guided Tour of the Legacy Room at Coolmore including champagne/beverage at private bar.
4:00pm Private Guided Walking Tour of Coolmore Stud, see all facilities, meet the standing stallions and team members.
5:00pm Transfer back to Cashel Palace Hotel.

If you would like to book this, or any of the above experiences, during your stay at Cashel Palace, please email or call us on +35362 62 002.