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Aga Khan Stand opened in The Curragh Racecourse, Ireland

HH Aga Khan at the opening of the Curragh Racecourse and The Aga ...2019-05-26
Date: 
Sunday, 2019, May 26
Location: 

curragh

New Curragh development receives high praise after official opening
Sun 26 May 2019

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the new facilities at the Curragh as the track’s official opening ceremony took place during racing on Sunday.

The centrepiece of the redeveloped racecourse is the Aga Khan Stand, which can cater for up to 6,000 people over four levels, and the Aga Khan himself was on hand to take part in the celebrations.

As well as the stand, the two-year project has yielded refurbished stable yards and parade ring, as well as bespoke facilities including conference capabilities and restaurants. The gallops which are located across the Curragh plains have been upgraded too.

The historic Queen’s Room, which was relocated as a standalone feature and reassembled block by block from the old stand, now overlooks the large parade ring.

Varadkar said: “The Curragh has always played an important part in the story of our country and, thanks to this new development, we can be confident that it will play an important role in our future as well

“The Curragh has gained much more than a new stand. This is a complete redevelopment which will match the best in the world.

“The Government, through Horse Racing Ireland, invested over €36 million in this project, about 40% of the total cost, because we recognised the significance of the Curragh to Irish society.

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved in this two-year project. Irish racing fans have long been able to see some of the very best racehorses in the world compete here. Now, thanks to this development, the facilities on this side of the running rail will match the action on the track.”

Thanks to His Highness The Aga Khan and An Taoiseach @LeoVaradkar - we are officially open! #NewCurragh


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Official opening today of Curragh's new facilities in presence of His Highness The Aga Khan 2019-05-26

H.H. The Aga Khan at the opening of the Aga Khan Stand in Curragh Racecourse    2019-05-26
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www.meathchronicle.ie Meath Chronicle

The official opening today at the Curragh.

The new Curragh Racecourse was officially opened today by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and His Highness the Aga Khan.
The centrepiece of the redeveloped racecourse is the Aga Khan Stand which can cater for up to 6,000 people over four levels.

The two-year, multi million euro redevelopment includes the spectacular new Aga Khan Stand, refurbished stable yards and parade ring and bespoke facilities including conference capabilities and restaurants.
In addition, the gallops which are located across the Curragh plains have also been upgraded.

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