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--
PLANS to install Pat Keogh as caretaker manager to oversee raceday operations at the Curragh have escalated dramatically to the point that the Leopardstown chief executive was yesterday revealed to be replacing Derek McGrath with immediate effect.
The daughter of Camelot lost out by a neck in the Oaks at Epsom before a third to this afternoon's rival Iridessa in the 10-furlong Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh 22 days ago.
The seven-furlong event at the Curragh could see the return to the track of the multiple Group One winner.
"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.
THE Tommy Stacktrained Oui Say Oui is reported to be on course for the Parknasilla Hotel Goffs Fillies Million at the Curragh in two weeks time.
PEEPING FAWN can take his revenge on Light Shift in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh this afternoon.
Basically heathland, The Curragh was ablaze with broom and gorse when we played it and while it has its ups and downs it can be easily walked and was in top class condition, especially the greens.
Unbeaten two-year-old Excellent Art may bypass Royal Ascot and wait for a Group Two race at the Curragh on Irish Derby day.
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.