curtain raising

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the first performance (as of a theatrical production)

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The game hung in the balance until the hour mark had passed, but late scores from Mick Cassidy, Kris Radlinski and Craig Smith, all with a little help from the Wigan captain, saw the Warriors take the spoils and exact some degree of revenge for their defeats in last season's Grand Final and this term's curtain raising fixture at Odsal Stadium.
The curtain raising for these theaters, located in and around Buenos Aires, marks some of the first in more than two years for the country.
The Fly trained by Barry Hills can get you off to a great start by landing the curtain raising Citroen Supreme Novice Hurdle on Tuesday.