Arkle: The Legend of 'Himself'

Arkle: The Legend of 'Himself'

by Anne Holland, Jim Dreaper

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847176110
Publisher: Irish American Book Company
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 6 MB

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.

Table of Contents

Author's Note 9

Acknowledgements 12

Foreword Jim Dreaper 15

Chapter 1 'He Doesn't Look Like A Racehorse' 17

Chapter 2 Tom Dreaper-The Quiet Genius 24

Chapter 3 'He Was So Intelligent' 38

Chapter 4 Transforming the Duke 47

Chapter 5 'He Looks Like a Newly-Shorn Sheep' 52

Chapter 6 'The Big Horse' and Arkle Begin Their Careers 62

Chapter 7 'I Hear the Horse of the Century is Going to Run' 75

Chapter 8 The Complete Racehorse 88

Chapter 9 England v Ireland - An Epic Gold Cup 95

Chapter 10 Lumps of Weight and A Cheshire 'Holiday' 1964-1965 105

Chapter 11 Faster Than A Train 113

Chapter 12 Last Race - Stunned Silence 1966 125

Chapter 13 Stealing the Show 135

Chapter 14 'Arkle is Dead' 140

Chapter 15 Memorabilia 149

Chapter 16 Arkle in Ashbourne 158

Chapter 17 The Arkle Chases - Leopardstown and Cheltenham 165

Chapter 18 Remembering Arkle 172

Chapter 19 Would-be Arkles 179

Appendix I The Pedigrees of the Two Arkles 193

Appendix II Worldwide Naming Protocol 196

Appendix III Arkle's Racing Record 199

Bibliography 205

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