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Curragh Racecourse, County Kildare.

Oxeye Daisies, also known as Dog Daisies, cover an empty space beside the Curragh Racecourse where the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is due to take place next weekend.

One thousand members of the public are being allowed to attend as part of a pilot project which it is hoped will eventually lead to the opening up of many other sporting events affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Daisy Chainsaw (out of picture).

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Staying in amharach?

Linda Ni Ghriofa writes:

There is only one major professional sport where women and men go head to head for the same prizes…horseracing! Jump Girls – directed by Luke McManus – is an observational bilingual two-part documentary which provides unique access to the key women making their living at the top of National Hunt racing – trainer Jessica Harrington and her daughters Kate and Emma, and jockeys Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh and Lisa O’Neill.

‘Jump Girls’ episode 1 will be broadcast on TG4 tomorrow at 9.30pm.