Photo Gallery: Ireland's Horse Crisis 11/24/2010
A statue at the Curragh Racecourse. During the boom, some Irish people...
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A statue at the Curragh Racecourse. During the boom, some Irish people celebrated their prosperity by saddling up. Ordinary people clubbed together to buy purebred racehorses to earn some money on the side. The animals became speculative assets, like real estate.