The Curragh

Curragh, the

(kûr`əkh), undulating plain or common, 4,885 acres (1,977 hectares), Co. Kildare, E Republic of Ireland. It has been a military camp since 1646. The Curragh racecourse is Ireland's most famous horse-racing center. The region gave its name to the Curragh Incident or "Mutiny," in which many British army officers resigned (Mar., 1914) in an attempt to avoid possible operations in Ulster to enforce Home RuleHome Rule,
in Irish and English history, political slogan adopted by Irish nationalists in the 19th cent. to describe their objective of self-government for Ireland. Origins of the Home Rule Movement
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You should see me brother Molloy Malony's horse, Molasses, that won the cop at the Curragh," the Major's wife was exclaiming, and was continuing the family history, when her husband interrupted her by saying--
35), but her return from a 130-day absence could be spoiled by British raider Hot Snap, who should be suited by the long straight at the Curragh.
STUNNING VIEW A Dermot Weld-trained son of Shamardal, he came off second best, behind the exciting Kingsfort, in what might prove one of the season's best two-year-old maidens, at the Curragh last Friday.
However, as far as the Curragh on September 15 is concerned that notion would not be entirely correct.
THE Curragh has regained the seven meetings in 2009 which had been reallocated to other tracks due to the proposed redevelopment of the home of Ireland's five classics.
For the first time the Curragh will host a best-dressed man competition on 1,000 Guineas Sunday and the most dapper male will walk away with a weekend break at either the Old Ground in Ennis, the Imperial in Cork, the Newpark in Kilkenny or the Park in Dungarvan, as well as 2013 membership to the Curragh.
Marina Of Venice was well-fancied at the Curragh and won with authority, striking this observer as a filly likely to make her mark in stakes company.
Plenty of readers will remember when hurdle races were run for real at the Curragh and the trial at Chester this week surely begs the question: why not get hurdles races back at the track, especially for the early winter?
Although well-beaten last time in the listed event won by Navajo Moon at the Curragh, She's Our Mark has run with credit in hot company, including a fifth to Promising Lead in the Group 1 Audi Pretty Polly Stakes in her penultimate start.
Tomorrow, Erika Leonard, the British author known as EL James who wrote publishing sensation Fifty Shades Of Grey, will be at the Curragh to present the trophy to winning connections of Ireland's first race restricted to grey horses.
CRACK sprinter Benbaun will bid to extend his superb record at the Curragh when contesting the William Fry Sapphire Stakes on Sunday.
The nine-year-old is a three-time winner - a ll over a mile on soft ground at the Curragh.