Horses for Courses: An Irish Racing Year

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There can be no better way of getting to know Ireland than by visiting its racecourses from the glamor of Leopardstown and the class of The Curragh to the majestic mountains around Killarney to the warm welcome at Gowran Park and Clonmel and the summer holidaymakers’ meetings and "industry" days in the winter months. At any one of these venues, you might catch a glimpse of a future Cheltenham Gold Cup champion or Derby winner in action. This guidebook takes readers through a typical year in Irish racing and highlights the individuality of each venue. All have their own special qualities and atmosphere but share two common traits a warm welcome and good sport. And that is what the author believes Irish racing is all about. The country’s courses enjoy a huge level of support from the local population. It might be raining and some of the races may be "ordinary," but the stands will always be crowded. With 27 courses in their country proportionately far more venues than Great Britain this sport is a way of life for the Irish people. .

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Anne Holland is a former amateur rider and the author of over a dozen books, including Best Mate, Dawn Run, and Steeplechasing.

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"A relentlessly upbeat guide."  —Brian O’Connor, Irish Times

"Wonderful . . . It is easy to see that the author is passionate about racing." —Belfast News


"A good read but also a cracking travel manual."  —Daily Star

"Horses for Courses has admirably succeeded in capturing the addictive enthusiasm of racing in Ireland."  —BOS Magazine

"Far from being a tome for just those in the know, Horses for Courses is the ideal introduction for a newcomer to racing. . . Many of the author’s encounters with people result in marvelous recounts of famous racing moments." —Irish Field

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