Steeplechasing

Author: Anne Holland
Editor: Little Brown Uk
ISBN: 9780316857734
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Steeplechasing began in Co. Cork in 1752, when Edmund Blake bet Cornelius O'Callaghan a cask of wine that his hunter could beat the other's over a line of country from Buttevant Church Spire to the steeple of St Leger at Doneraile nearly five miles away. Thus 'steeplechasing' was born. Anne Holland's book celebrates the great moments in this sport's 250 year history by portraying steeplechasing's story thematically. She draws portraits of the sport's progress during the 19th century which saw, in 1839, the first running of the Grand National and brings evocative memories of steeplechasing and those characters who participated in it in the 20th century. Finally, she brings us into the 21st century with this year's Grand National which will take place on the 8th of April. Anecdotes, surprises, occasional contention and heart-warming memories, this lavishly illustrated book is a must for any steeplechasing fan, whether National Hunt devotees or occasional punters.

The Grand National

Author: Anne Holland
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474612008
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Every year the Grand National produces very different stories from jockeys and horses alike; uplifting scenes from a victor and heartbreak when a mere inch divides the loser from the winner at the end of nearly four-and-a-half miles and 30 challenging fences. The race has evolved over the years but there is one constant: luck, or the lack of it. How fitting, then, that in 1839 the first winner was named Lottery. Back then, huge crowds rode to Aintree by horseback, in carriages, carts or on foot. Hotels were so full that some slept four guests to a bed. Today the Grand National is probably the world's most famous horse race, with a global television audience of some 600 million in 140 countries. Anne Holland's richly informed book focuses on the race's various record-breakers, rather than being a purely chronological history. In this greatest of all steeplechases, many records have stood the test of time. It is still jockey George Stevens from the 19th century who has ridden the most winners - five. In 2019, Tiger Roll's second consecutive victory was the first time that the feat had been achieved since Red Rum in 1973-74, and before that, Reynoldstown in 1935-36. Throughout its vivid history, many people have been opposed to the Grand National, claiming it to be dangerous. During the 21st century the famous fences have been modified, the drop at Becher's Brook reduced, and the landing levelled. All this has led to a laudable reduction in injuries. The Grand National continues to provide men, women and diverse thoroughbred horses with a true test of skill, bravery and perseverance. Anne Holland's authoritative history celebrates one of the world's greatest sporting spectacles.

Atlanta

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Steeplechasing In America

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Horses For Courses

Author: Anne Holland
Editor: Mainstream Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781840189100
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There can be no better way of getting to know Ireland than by visiting its racecourses: from the glamour of Leopardstown and the class of The Curragh to the majestic mountains around Killarney and the unique challenge of Downpatrick; from the warm welcome at Gowran Park and Clonmel to the summer holidaymakers' meetings and 'industry' days in the winter months. At any one of these venues, you might catch a glimpse of a future Cheltenham Gold Cup champion or Derby winner in action. Horses for Courses guides readers through the diverse race meetings and festivals that make up a typical year in Ireland with colourful prose and photographs. This meticulously researched book, for which author Anne Holland visited every Irish course and met many of Ireland's top racing personalities, highlights the individuality of each Irish racing venue. All have their own special qualities and atmosphere but share two common traits: a warm welcome and good sport. And that is what the author believes Irish racing is all about. The country's courses enjoy a huge level of support from the local population. It might be raining and some of the races may be 'ordinary' but the stands will always be crowded. That is because racing is part of Irish culture and the nation's way of life: with 27 courses, it has proportionately far more venues than Great Britain. The people and horses featured within Horses for Courses are representative of the broad variety of personalities that make up Irish racing past and present. The book also reveals how much has been done to improve racecourse facilities since the mid-'90s and that substantial investment in the sport is ongoing today. Lavishly illustrated and passionately written, Horses for Courses is the definitive guide to Ireland's racecourses and is essential reading for horse-racing enthusiasts everywhere.

A Celebration Of The Horse

Author: Victor Simeon
Editor: Moliere
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Encyclopaedia of all aspects of the horse, its history, its breeding and its many uses in human society.

The Spectator

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Racing And Steeple Chasing

Author: Henry Charles Howard Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire
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The Irish Grand National

Author: Stewart Peters
Editor: Tempus Pub Limited
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The pinnacle of the Irish racing calendar, the Powers Irish Grand National encompasses all that is great =about the Irish passion for the sport. Run for the first time in 1870, and won by Sir Robert Peel, the National quickly established itself as Ireland's most valuable steeplechase and since then each success has had its own enchanting story. Featuring runners and riders from yesteryear such as Arkle and Pat Taaffe, who have since become part of Irish racing folklore, this chronicle of the race brings the story up to the present day, with the modern heroes such as Bobbyjo and Paul Carberry demonstrating the achievements of Irish born and bred owners, trainers, jockeys, and horses who will all leave their mark on the sport. Lavishly illustrated in full color, with photography by Pat Heeley, the official race photographer, this is a celebration of the Irish love of the sport and the Easter event that captivates the hearts and minds of all those on the Emerald Isle.

Festivals Europe

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Romantic Weekends

Author: Norman Renouf
Editor: Hunter Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556507021
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Suggests weekend excursions for two, and recommends romantic restaurants, hotels, and inns

Festival Fever

Author: Anne Holland
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ISBN: 9781847179562
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It is said the land level of Ireland rises a few feet every March because so many people have left for the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham. English-Irish rivalry at this pinnacle of jump racing has always been keen but it has risen to new levels in the 21st Century, with many Irish winners across all the races, including the Gold Cup, Queen Mother Chase, Champion Hurdle and Stayers Hurdle. But Festival Fever, The Irish At Cheltenham is about more than the winners, it is the whole atmosphere, the mix of ex-pat and visiting Irish among the thronging crowds, the craic; what goes on behind the scenes; many surprising stories are told. It is also about the fascinating history - racing was banned at Cheltenham for a period during the 19th century; and the 1980s saw a dearth of Irish runners which led to enterprising attempts by the racecourse to woo them back.

Kinane

Author: Anne Holland
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The Kinanes - stalwarts of Irish racing Regarded by many as the perfect jockey, Mick Kinane rounded off his thirty-four-year career on a dazzling high with champion horse Sea The Stars, winning the 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, the Eclipse Stakes, International Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2009. However, Mick is just one member of several generations of Kinanes who have consistently excelled in professional horse racing: through grit, talent and a legendary work ethic. The backbone of Irish racing over the past fifty years, this is the story of a clan that includes National Hunt jockey Tommy, who won the Champion Hurdle on Monksfield and who once won a race despite a broken neck, and his sons Thomas, Jayo, Paul and of course Mick. The family has its roots in simpler and indeed harder times; this book tracks their rise to the pinnacle of their sport on the world stage. Illustrated with family and racing photographs.

The Corporate Steeplechase

Author: Srully Blotnick
Editor: New York : Facts on File
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This study, based on the business careers of five thousand Americans over a twenty-five-year period, identifies and analyzes age-related crises during the working years and discusses how to prevent these crises from derailing a career.

In The Blood

Author: Anne Holland
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A golden thread links diverse equine and human characters in Irish racing, past and present: generations of families in which racing is truly in the blood - or one-off fanatics who acquire it in their veins. Not only trainers and jockeys but also owners, breeders and the unsung heroes who care for their equine stars are portrayed here, as well as commentators and bookmakers, without whom the industry would be no more than a sideshow, instead of one of Ireland's greatest global products.

Arkle

Author: Anne Holland
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In 1964, Arkle's first-place finish in the Cheltenham Gold Cup was the first big win by Ireland's most celebrated racehorse: the horse by which all others are measured. Fifty years on from the start of his incredible career - which included wins in the Cheltenham Gold Cup (three times), Irish Grand National, Hennessy Gold Cup, King George VI Chase and Punchestown Gold Cup - Anne Holland looks at Arkle's life and legend through the eyes of those who knew him best. ss="309020116-23092013"> - Anne Holland looks at Arkle's life and legend through the eyes of those who knew him best. She describes Arkle's career, his incredible wins, and the people involved with him, interviewing many of his connections, including Jim Dreaper, Paddy Woods, Tom Taaffe, sculptor Emma McDermott, the Baker family and others. Arkle was a star - the story goes that he received items of fan mail addressed to 'Himself, Ireland' - and this is a well-researched and intimate portrait of a legendary horse.span class="309020116-23092013">is is a well-researched and intimate portrait of a legendary horse. Shortlisted for Horse Racing Book of the Year 2014, British Sports Book Awards

Insiders Guide To North Carolina S Mountains

Author: Constance E. Richards
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493043471
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Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Mountains is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the region that includes Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other nearby environs. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the area and its surrounding environs.

Chronicle Of The Horse

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Baily S Magazine Of Sports And Pastimes

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World History Of Hurdle And Steeplechase Racing

Author: Roberto L. Quercetani
Editor: Roberto Vallardi
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The author of this book made his debut as an athleticshistorian in 1948 aged 26. When in close co-operationwith his friend Donald H. Potts he edited A Handbook onOlympic Games Track and Field Athletics', a statisticalwork which among other things offered the first-everWorld List of the 100 best track and field performancesof all time ......