The Curragh

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William Buick riding Masar celebrates winning the Investec Derby race on Derby Day at Epsom Downs on June 2nd. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

Masar, the first horse to carry Godolphin’s royal blue colours to victory in the Derby when he won at Epsom this month, looks set to miss the Irish De(...)

Pat Smullen: champion jockey has a busy day featuring six rides at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

This Bank Holiday Monday sees the Curragh host its 13th fixture of a 2017 programme which despite controversy is set to be replicated in 2018. Next y(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Enable to victory ahead of  Rhododendron in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Enable is a heavy favourite to become the 14th filly to complete the English-Irish Oaks double at the Curragh on Saturday evening. The John Gosden-tr(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

Danny Bracken, a musician who is homeless, will be playing at Rock Against Homelessness concert in Dublin on April 7th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a Lions Club event in Dublin in January, John Lowe, the investment consultant known as the Money Doctor, asked if anyone knew the words to Dublin i(...)

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CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

Johnny MurtaghL  retired after the 2013 Flat season to concentrate on his new career as a trainer, rode as the principal jockey for Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stable. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Johnny Murtagh, a three-times Derby winner and one of the most successful jockeys of recent decades, has spoken at length about his struggle with alco(...)

 Derek McGrath, chief executive at the Curragh, on easing of  concerns about planning appeals: “We are now focused on finalising designs and it looks like we are good to go.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

The Curragh is set to have a condensed 2017 programme, running from May to September, in order to facilitate its €65 million redevelopment plan, which(...)

Dermot Weld told a hearing of the referrals committee that he was mystified as to how the substance could have been in Va Pensiero’s system. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Dermot Weld, the trainer of the double Derby winner Harzand, will consider an appeal against a €1,000 fine imposed by the Irish Turf Club’s referrals(...)

One of the great things about building your own house, the thing that makes up for all those headaches they so revel in in Grand Designs, is that you(...)

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