IN THE BLOOD

Irish Racing Dynasties

By
Anne Holland
In the Blood

A golden thread links diverse equine and human characters in Irish racing, past and present: generations of families in which racing is truly in the blood – or one-off fanatics who acquire it in their veins.

Awards

William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year - 2009

Short-listed

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192 pages
Size:
246x189 mm
ISBN:
9781847171801
Category Sport

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A golden thread links diverse equine and human characters in Irish racing, past and present: generations of families in which racing is truly in the blood – or one-off fanatics who acquire it in their veins.

Not only trainers and jockeys but also owners, breeders and the unsung heroes who care for their equine stars are portrayed here, as well as commentators and bookmakers, without whom the industry would be no more than a sideshow, instead of one of Ireland’s greatest global products.

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.

'a good present for the dedicated follower of hooves'

Books Ireland

'a fascinating collection of stories and facts about horses, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys and even commentators and bookies … Anne Holland … clearly knows her stuff' ‘a good present for the dedicated follower of hooves’

Books Ireland

'In the Blood looks sure to be a winner'

Westmeath Examiner

'fills a void in Irish racing publishing'

Westmeath Examiner

'beautifully illustrated'

Westmeath Examiner

'a colourful and interesting take on Irish racing and its heroes'

Irish Examiner

'a truly startling picture of how interconnected the racing tribe really is'

Irish Examiner

'plenty ... to fascinate and intrigue' 'plenty left over for a sequel'

Irish Examiner
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