Anne Holland Arkle: The Legend of 'Himself'

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Arkle: The Legend of 'Himself'

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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.

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.

Shortlisted for Horse Racing Book of the Year 2014, British Sports Book Awards

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a wonderful reminder

(The Irish Echo)

illuminating

(Irish Examiner)

The Irish Field readers will enjoy [Anne Holland’s] book on the mighty Arkle

(The Irish Field)

retelling of the story is timely

(The Irish Field)

[the] author has uncovered quite a few new anecdotes

(Ireland’s Own)

an enjoyable and engaging read

(Horse and Hound)

Holland pulls off with aplomb the difficult task of writing about an animal without lapsing into anthropomorphic sentimentality. Throughout her book, Arkle remains a horse – but what a horse!

(The Lady)

just how special Arkle was is spelled out in glorious detail

(Westmeath Examiner)

it wasn’t just racing fans that loved Arkle – and it won’t be just racing fans that will enjoy this book

(Westmeath Examiner)

very entertaining ... terrific book

(The Pat Kenny Show)

About the Author:

Anne Holland was a successful amateur rider who once rode at Aintree on Grand National day. She has written many books on horse-racing including Steeplechasing: A Celebration, The Grand National: The Irish At Aintree and All in the Blood.

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