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Ab Fab's Joanna Lumley will have race named after her at The Curragh

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Joanna Lumley will have a race named in her honour at this year’s Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival at the Curragh racecourse.

The Ab Fab star, who is gearing up for the release of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, will be honoured at the festival to celebrate the actress’ 70th birthday.

The star will be a special guest on the second day of the event on May 22, and will present the trophies to the winning owner, trainer and jockey of the race that includes her name in the title.

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“In all my wildest dreams I could never imagine that one day a race would be named after me… and, moreover, for that race to be at the legendary Curragh racecourse,” Joanna commented.

“I am thrilled and proud in equal measure and cannot wait for this fabulous day to arrive.

“My gratitude can’t be measured, except by saying all the heavy horses in Ireland would have to be harnessed to pull the carriage bearing my thanks and delight,” she added.

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