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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press; 1st Edition edition (14 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847175481
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847175489
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 16 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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very entertaining … terrific book

(The Pat Kenny Show)

the memories evoked by Holland in this excellent new work on Arkle's illustrious career are such that the mind's eye sees them afresh in glorious Technicolor

(Kingsley Klarion)

Holland is to be congratulated on unearthing a trove of anecdotes and opinions which lend the book a real vitality. Jim Dreaper, son of Arkle's trainer Tom, has written the foreword and acknowledges that much of the information she has unearthed is new to him

(Kingsley Klarion)

It was pleasing to read that Arkle, and Pat Taaffe, are to be immortalised in bronze in Ashbourne, Co Meath, by sculptress Emma MacDermott. I hope the statue will be as fitting a tribute to a true equine superstar as Holland's book deserves to be

(Kingsley Klarion)

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)

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)

an enjoyable and engaging read

(Horse and Hound)

[the] author has uncovered quite a few new anecdotes

(Ireland’s Own)

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)

illuminating

(Irish Examiner)

a wonderful reminder

(The Irish Echo)

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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By elkra on 19 Dec. 2013
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I AM SURE IT HAS ALL BEEN SAID BEFORE, BUT YOU NEVER TIRE OF READING ABOUT HIM - SIMPLY THE GREATEST!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Hall on 1 Jan. 2014
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Most enjoyable read, covering so much of jump racing, written by a very well informed writer. I couldn't put it down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nijinsky on 29 Dec. 2013
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This book deserves a 5 star rating. The story of the world's greatest steeplechaser that ever lived is wonderful. Beautiful pictures rekindling the memories of this amazing horse.Every Arkle fan should own it. Long live Arkle!
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