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Arkle – The story of the World’s Greatest Steeplechaser

50th Anniversary Edition Arkle The Story of the World’s Greatest Steeplechaser By Sean Magee   “An affectionate but clear-headed portrait of a legend” Daily Telegraph   This revised and updated edition of Sean Magee’s acclaimed celebration of ‘Himself’ is published to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘The day Arkle became a god’. TEN THINGS THAT […]

Sir Peter O Sullevan’s Arkle Influence

Famed author of “Arkle, The Story of the World’s Greatest Steeplechaser”, Sean Magee came face to face with his muse yesterday when he visited Bronze Art Foundry. Knowing Arkle inside out and seeing the lifesize statue of him and Pat Taaffe could have been a disappointment for Sean but he was lost for words for […]

Statue site architect, Tim Austen

Great write up in today’s Irish Independent on Tim Austen. Tim is appearing at Bloom and is hoping to take home the gold medal (again!!) and he is also the landscape architect for the Arkle statue site… we don’t mess around, you know. Only the very best for Arkle!!  

An Arkle Cocktail!

Look at this for a cool email from Raymond Hunt at the Londonderry Arms Hotel. The “Arkle Cocktail”, whatever next?! “We in the historic Londonderry Arms Hotel, in the picturesque Harbour Village of Carnlough,in the beautiful Glens of Antrim ( think and speak of Arkle every day! Why? Because the hotel boasts an Arkle Bar […]

Stories of Arkle

  • August 24, 2013
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Anyone who has ever chatted with Paddy Woods will know that he has countless stories and can tell them well. Get him together with Arkle’s groom Johnny Lumley and the gaps are all filled in. We spent a great hour or so at the LMFM studios in February 2013 for Gerry Kelly’s Late Lunch show […]

Alison’s Official Inspection

The man from Delmonte says YES! Or in our case Alison Baker. Alison’s mother, Mary, bred Arkle and since then Alison has been Arkle’s biggest fan. Her visit was THE true test and we passed with flying colours. “The first warm statue I’ve ever seen” is how Alison described it. She was blown away by the likeness and how close […]

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