THE GRAND NATIONAL

The Irish at Aintree

By
Anne Holland
The Grand National

This lavishly-illustrated book examines the Irish presence at Aintree from the festival’s earliest years.
A wide-ranging and compulsively readable account of a beloved institution.

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Hardback:
192 pages
Size:
246x189 mm
ISBN:
9781847170743
Category Sport

The Aintree Grand National is the world’s most famous horserace – fast-paced, exhilarating and occasionally perilous. Everyone – serious racing fraternity and occasional flutterers alike – has heard of it. Millions are staked on the race, and millions watch. Down through the years it has produced many a fairytale result.

This lavishly-illustrated book examines the Irish presence at Aintree from the festival’s earliest years; Irish horses, jockeys, trainers and breeders have always been prominent. No two horses have ever been trained alike for Aintree and no two stories have ever been the same. They are all here, written with the attention to detail and enthusiasm of a true racing fanatic. A wide-ranging and compulsively readable account of a beloved institution.

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.

An informative book, sure to be a hit with any racing enthusiast.

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