Upping the Ante: Revamped Curragh is world-class, now it just needs the crowds

Upping the Ante: Revamped Curragh is world-class, now it just needs the crowds
Chancun Pour So

The new facilities at the Curragh are impressive, but the racetrack will need to attract respectable attendances if it is to avoid becoming a white elephant

One thing of which Irish racing hacks cannot be accused is an inability to mock themselves.

It goes with the programme – that of endless race meetings, continuously tipping losers and a struggle to come to terms with your career being based on people gambling on the performances of animals, often on your advice.

On Wednesday, the great and the better of the profession were guests of honour at the Curragh as chief executive Derek McGrath...

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