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Horse racing figures Ruby Walsh and Aga Khan highlight threat from proposed Kildare quarry 2020-01-09

Aga  Khan Stand inaugurated at Curragh, Ireland in 2019
The Irish Times

The future of several major stud farms in Co Kildare is under threat from the proposed development of a quarry near Kilcullen, according to leading figures in the horse racing industry.

Former jockey Ruby Walsh and racehorse owner the Aga Khan are among more than 200 locals who have become involved in a row over plans by Kilsaran International to develop a new quarry near their stables.

Third place for Ireland as Britain claim Aga Khan Trophy

Britain's Emily Moffitt and Ben Maher celebrate after today's Aga Khan success   2019-08-09

IRELAND HAD TO settle for third place today in the FEI Nations Cup of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show, with Britain getting their hands on the Aga Khan Trophy for the 27th time.

Nevertheless, a top-three finish was sufficient for Ireland to book their place at October’s Nations Cup world final in Barcelona, where a team qualification place for the 2020 Olympics will be at stake.

Riding Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu, Limerick’s Paul O’Shea produced a superb double-clear round at the RDS.

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
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.

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

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.

Hazar Imam

Hazar Imam

His Excellency President Michael Higgins of Ireland and his wife Sabina Mary Coyne, today received His Highness the Aga Khan at their official residence Áras an Uachtaráin. 2018-08-12

Maxwell Photography


Hats off to Mexico in Aga Khan at Dublin Horse Show 2018-08-12


reland had to settle for a three-way share of second place in the Longines FEI Nations Cup at Dublin Horse Show yesterday where it was the team from Mexico who were waving at the finish after a brilliant second round performance saw them seize the initiative from their hosts and romp to a first ever Aga Khan triumph.

It was heartache for Ireland in the RDS as Mexico prevailed in a jump-off to claim their first-ever Aga Khan trophy.

President Higgins of Ireland meets Aga Khan Áras an Uachtaráin 2018-8-11

President Higgins and his wife Sabina meeting Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, Aga Khan IV. Photograph: Maxwells  2018-8-11

President Michael D Higgins hosted the Aga Khan at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday marking the Shia Muslim leader’s 60th anniversary in office.

The occasion honoured the conclusion of Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini’s, (Aga Khan IV) accession to the Imamat, the institution and office of spiritual leadership of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.

The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee year concluded on July 11th last.

“It’s our view that the Aga Khan is the greatest trophy in our sport.

The Aga Khan III in 1936

An all-female team has won the Nations Cup Jumping for the first time in its 91-year history.

Piled on pressure

It was Team USA who took the title in the final leg of the FEI Nations Cup Jumping Europe Division 1 League in Dublin, finishing on a zero score.

The Netherlands and France threw down a challenge in the closing stages of the competition, which piled the pressure on American anchor Laura Kraut. However, the double-Olympian was more than up to the task and posted the second US double clear of the competition riding Confu, to secure victory.

Uunbelievable job

Hazar Imam receives an honorary law doctorate from National University of Ireland, Maynooth 2008-06-30

Hazar Imam receives an honorary law doctorate from National University of Ireland, Maynooth 2008-06-30

Maynooth, Ireland, 30 June 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan today received an honorary law doctorate from National University of Ireland, Maynooth


His Highness the Aga Khan wins Dubai-Duty-Free-Irish-Derby-2016 with Harzand

His Highness the Aga Khan wins Dubai-Duty-Free-Irish-Derby-2016 with Harzand

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday 25, June 2016 were the winning connections of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby 2016. The winner connections for Harzand, were jockey, Pat Smullen, trainer Dermot Weld and owner His Highness the Aga Khan


The tragedy of Shergar: Champion racehorse and potential stud star kidnapped, never found 2017-02-06

Hazar Imam leading Shergar after a win

Can you imagine the enormity of the scandal if Black Caviar was stolen and was still missing 34 years later?

A tale like that began on a foggy Irish winter’s evening on Tuesday, February 8, 1983.

Shergar, one the world’s most brilliant, adored and valuable racehorses, was soon to begin his second season as a stallion when a gang of gun-wielding kidnappers broke into Ballymany Stud and forced head groom James Fitzgerald to load the horse into a float.

History of the Aga Khan Trophy 2016-07-20

Aga Khan Trophy, Ireland 2016-07-20

History of the Aga Khan Trophy
•The trophy has been won 5 times. By the Swiss in 1930, Ireland in 1937 and 1979, Britain in 1953 and 1975.
•Since its inception, nearly 50% of the horses that took part on victorious Aga Khan teams were Irish bred.
•In 1925, Colonel Ziegler of the Swiss army met Hon W.E. Wylie, K.C. and suggested that if Ireland could stage an international competition at Ballsbridge it would be great way of exhibiting Irish horses on a world platform.

His Highness the Aga Khan has been honoured by the National University of Ireland - 2008-06-30

2008, June 30: His Highness the Aga Khan has been honoured by the National University of Ireland (NUI), Maynooth, for his work against poverty and in promoting religious understanding. The renowned racehorse breeder and spiritual leader of the world's Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims received an honorary doctorate from the Chancellor of the NUI, Dr Garret FitzGerald. The Aga Khan, who part owns some of Europe's leading stud farms, is the first member of the Islamic community to be honoured in the history of NUI.

Not just in it for the green - 2003-06-29


With Dalakhani in stunning form, the Aga Khan, right, is bound to make his mark at the Irish Derby. But, reports Paul Wheeler, it's breeding not buying that motivates himIrish Derby day is always a vibrant occasion but this year green may prove to be the predominate colour. There will be the olive-and-red silks of the Aga Khan carried by Dalakhani and Alamshar, the first two in the betting for the country's premier Classic.

The Independant - ALAMSHAR WINS IRISH DERBY FOR AGA KHAN - 2003-06-29


Racing: Alamshar and Murtagh end Dalakhani's perfect record Irish Derby: Aga Khan's runners leave Ballydoyle contingent toiling but it is his locally trained colt who outguns the favourite from France

Sports Illustrated ] - ALAMSHAR WINS IRISH DERBY FOR AGA KHAN - 2003-06-29


Alamshar won the Irish Derby by half-a-length from favorite Dalakhani at The Curragh on Sunday to end the French Derby winner's unbeaten record and deliver a home victory for jockey Johnny Murtagh and trainer John Oxx.
Alamshar, who was third in the Epsom Derby, and Dalakhani, unbeaten in six outings before Sunday's race, were left to battle it out as the furious pace left the field trailing with the two horses running neck-and-neck two furlongs from home.


news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/3092513.stm BBC Sports

I think Alamshar has improved hugely since the Irish Derby [Alamshar's owner, the Aga Khan ]Alamshar scored another notable win
Irish Derby winner Alamshar upheld the reputation of three-year-old horses with a comfortable victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

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