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The Curragh: A glimpse into the future of a legendary racecourse

Published 0840 GMT (1640 HKT) September 9, 2016
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A view of the grandstand as it currently looks. In the years to come, the Curragh, a racecourse with a history stretching back centuries, will be transformed in a multimillion dollar redevelopment plan. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A side view of the proposed new grandstand at the Curragh. The first race at the venue was recorded in Cherney's racing calendar in 1727. Curragh Racecourse Ltd
How the new-look Curragh will appear on a racing day. Curragh Racecourse Ltd
The conclusion of the Donedeal Apprentice Derby at the Curragh in June 2016. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The new Curragh parade ground, with the grandstand in the background. Curragh Racecourse Ltd
Runners make their way across the center of the track for the start of another Curragh race. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
A view across the expanses of the Curragh to the new grandstand. Curragh Racecourse Ltd
The magical backdrop to the Curragh is seen as jockeys ready themselves for the off at a race in May 2015. Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images