Steeplechasing a Celebration of 250 Years - HB
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ISBN: 9780316857734Format: Hard BackSeries: SteeplechasingPages: 224Age Group: AdultSize: 22.5 x 28
In 1752 two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen named Edmund Blake and Cornelius O'Callaghan made a wager to race each other on horseback.They would cover five miles across country from St John's church, next to the old castle at Buttevant, to the distant steeple of St Mary's Church at Doneraile, jumping their horses over any obstacles that emerged in their way. Little did they realise it then, but the concept of steeplechasing had just been born.
From the sport's humble beginnings at that first race in Ireland to today's multi-million pound extravaganzas, all the drama, spectacle and history of 250 years of steeplechasing are captured in Anne Holland's enchanting book.