The two-mile steeplechaser is the most exciting equine athlete on the planet. Half a ton of horse set to carry a rider over twelve 5ft fences at almost 40mph. Moscow Flyer, twice winner of Cheltenham's Champion Chase, is the most exciting of them all. Moscow Flyer: Flying to Success is much more than just the portrait of the greatest Irish jumper since the legendary Arkle. Jesse Harrington's account of the horse's journey from a small farm in Limerick to the Cheltenham winner's enclosure pulls together a cast of characters and a chain of circumstance which become a living metaphor for current Irish life.
Hardback, published 4th November 2005, 320 pages