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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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Wesfarmers Managing Director Rob Scott said the agreement to sell Curragh follows the company's plan to evaluate all strategic options for the Resources business to maximize shareholder value.
15 Curragh 1pt each-way at 40-1 with Coral (33-1 generally) VVSEVENTH Heaven can stamp her class in the Blandford 2.
The Curragh should be more suited to his stride we were thrilled he was in the first three.
The slight drop in class will assist my fancy, who has already won at this level again at The Curragh in May and I also think she may just have run out of petrol over 10 furlongs on her last start (the horse, not my missus).
Meanwhile Sendmylovetorose could step up to Group One company in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on September 9.
The support of our Guineas Festival by the Emirates Equestrian Federation is hugely positive for both the Curragh racecourse and Irish horse racing and their association with two of our most prestigious races will ensure we continue to attract the very best horses and riders for what promises to be an outstanding event," Curragh general manager Paul Hensey said.
Cecil, who has won the Curragh Classic three times, reported the filly in tip-top shape after she worked on the Newmarket gallops on Wednesday.
Castleknock is an entirely different proposition from The Curragh, but no less a test of golf.
He holds an entry in the Coventry Stakes next Tuesday but connections fear the ground may be too fast and have earmarked the Group Two Anhauser-Busch Adventure Parks Railway Stakes at the Curragh on July 2.
His jockey Darryll Holland believes the Curragh would suit the Geoff Wragg-trained maiden much better than Epsom did.
There's a treat for punters at the Curragh where two of the leading contenders for next year's Classics are set to clash in an intriguing Dunnes Stores National Stakes Four of the nine runners are saddled by Aidan O'Brien and included in his quartet is the warm favourite, One Cool Cat.
Vodafone Derby winner High Chaparral, pictured, will bid to follow up in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh a fortnight on Sunday.