Famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will be at Curragh Racecourse as part of the Juddmonte Irish Oaks Weekend.
The 74-year-old will travel to Co Kildare to watch his horse ‘Emily Upjohn’ compete in the 127th Irish Oaks race.
The three-year-old filly, trained by John and Thady Gosden and ridden by Italian jockey Frankie Dettori, is the 1-2 favorite at the Irish Oaks.
The West End legend has composed some of the world’s best-known musicals, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Love Never Dies.
Lloyd Webber has been a theater owner since 1983 and now owns seven London theatres.
He has won a number of awards as a composer and producer, including seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, 14 Ivor Novellos and an Oscar.
Professional and amateur jockeys will compete in the Ladies Derby at The Curragh on Saturday.
The race itself is Ireland’s most prestigious and coveted award for women jockeys, and also features Grand National and Gold Cup winner Rachael Blackmore.
Off the track, ladies from across the country compete for an aristocratic title and luxurious prize package in the Barberstown Castle Most Stylish competition.
The Managing Director of The Curragh Racecourse said he was very proud of the track and facilities and was looking forward to welcoming visitors from around the world this weekend.
Brian Kavanagh said: “We are looking forward to some fantastic racing this weekend from Juddmonte Irish Oaks, the track is in wonderful condition thanks to our terrain team and the forecast is for warm and sunny weather.”
https://www.independent.ie/news/andrew-lloyd-webber-to-attend-the-curragh-for-irish-oaks-this-weekend-41840579.html Andrew Lloyd Webber visits The Curragh for Irish Oaks this weekend