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Curragh Racecourse to celebrate historic past and exciting future

September 20, 2016

 

The Curragh Racecourse will stage a fascinating exhibition to coincide with their final race days of 2016 which will celebrate the end of an important era in the history of the racecourse and the start of a very exciting time as the new Curragh development becomes a reality.

The exhibition, sponsored by Dr Michael Smurfit, the Rogers Family and Friarstown Stud owned by Bahraini businessman Khalid Rahim, will focus on the historic past and the exciting future of the racecourse giving everyone a unique opportunity to view memorabilia and artefacts never seen in public before, while also showcasing the plans for the new Curragh.

Items on display will include Lester Piggott’s riding boots when he won Irish Derby on Shergar, an original 19 century engraving of famous Horse BIrdcatcher, solid silver Irish Derby Trophy won by Ballymoss,  the iriginal Racecard  of 1907 Irish Derby winner ORBY, Original Racecards from many of the Irish Classics eg Windsor Slipper- Ballymoss-Ragusa-Santa Claus- Meadow Court-Nijinsky-Grundy-Shergar-St Jovite-Grey Swallow and Sinndar.   Many Original b/w photos of racing at the Curragh from 1896 onwards. Irish Racing Calendars from the early 20th Century, Several Original Oil Paintings of famous horses associated with the Curragh.

The exhibition will open at the races on Sunday 9th October and Monday 10th October and will stay open for the general public from 10am to 4pm until Friday 14th October to coincide with the Go Racing in Kildare Festival Week.

Admission to Exhibition

Race Days 9th and 10th October – admission included in race day admission cost

Non Race Days 11th to 14th October – Adults 5 euro, Students No Charge

 

 

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