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Arkle - The Legend of 'Himself' by Anne Holland
Arkle - The Legend of 'Himself' by Anne Holland


 
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In 1964, Arkle's win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup marked the first big highlight of Ireland's most legendary racehorse - the horse all others are measured. Fifty years on from his incredible wins, including 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 legendary success, which has never been surpassed.

Often referred to simply as 'Himself', the story goes that he received items of fan mail addressed to 'Himself, Ireland'. Anne Holland's biography outlines Arkle's career, incredible wins, people involved with him including Jim Dreaper, Paddy Woods, Tom Taffe, sculptor Emma MacDermott, the Baker family, and others, and the ongoing interest in this legendary horse.

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