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The Curragh 

The Curragh Racecourse is Ireland’s most important Thoroughbred racecourse for flat racing. It is considered to be one of the best racetracks in the world and is a centre for showcasing, racing and training of some of the best Thoroughbreds globally. Every year it is home to Ireland’s five Classics – the Irish 1,000 Guineas, the Irish 2,000 Guineas, the Irish Oaks, the Irish Derby and the Irish St Leger. The racecourse which has hosted racing since the 1700’s is located on the Curragh Plains in Co Kildare, less than an hour’s travel from Dublin City.