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From Epsom to Tralee

From Epsom to Tralee

A Journey Round the Racecourses of the UK and Ireland

  • Author: Reginald Gill,Roy Gill
  • Publisher: Medina Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9781909339071
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 264
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In 1955, Reginald Gill - milkman and part-time illegal bookie - took his 12-year-old son Roy to the Spring meeting at Epsom Downs Racecourse. It was a trip that started a life-long passion for racing. In the half-century since, Roy Gill has visited every racecourse in the UK and Ireland at least once. Many courses have been closed down, some have moved their location, but every racecourse he visited is vividly recalled in this very personal and highly readable account. By the time he reached Tralee in 1992, Roy Gill was 99 not out on individual racecourses, and continues to attend race meetings whenever he can. He has included the new courses at Great Leighs and Ffos Las, and returned to Wolverhampton and Limerick, which have moved from their original locations. long with brief histories of every racecourse visited, the highs and lows of both Flat and National Hunt racing are revealed here by an acknowledged expert - and bona fide Turf Accountant. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs (many of them previously unseen and unpublished), course diagrams and fascinating racing memorabilia. It includes the noteworthy occurrences and behind-the-scene stories of each venue, as well as personal anecdotes about the courses, the horses, the jockeys and trainers. Told with humour and passion, this entertaining and informative work is essential reading for all lovers of the Turf, and also a valuable spotlight on the sporting and social history of these sceptered isles.

Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Commons

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History, and Politics

The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History, and Politics

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Great Britain
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The Herald of Peace

The Herald of Peace

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Includes the annual reports and proceedings of several peace societies.

Minutes of Proceedings

Minutes of Proceedings

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
  • Publisher: N.A
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Add A Zero

Add A Zero

From €5,000 to €50,000 in an Irish Racing Season

  • Author: Brian O'connor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444743953
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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It's March in Ireland - the flat season is about the start and Irish Times racing correspondent, Brian O'Connor has decided to boldly go where no racing correspondent has gone before. He puts his money where is mouth is and attempts to turn Euro 5,000 into Euro 50,000. But can he actually do it ... In Add A Zero, we join him on his quest as we're taken through the highs and the lows of the world of Irish racing, where we meet with leading personalities, trainers and jockeys such as Aidan O'Brien, Dermot Weld, Michael Kinane, John Magnier and many others. From drunken dinner parties to famous racecourses like the Curragh and Galway, the tips keep on coming - with mixed results! - in a book for racing buffs and novices alike. As the season progress so does the book, but will Brian show that there's no such thing as a poor bookie? Or will his horse romp home? A betting man might ask 'what are the odds?'

The Scots Magazine

The Scots Magazine

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  • Category: English literature
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The Weekly Reporter

The Weekly Reporter

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  • Category: Law reports, digests, etc
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The British Almanac

The British Almanac

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  • Category: Almanacs, English
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The IRA in the Twilight Years

The IRA in the Twilight Years

1923-1948

  • Author: Uinseann MacEoin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ireland
  • Page: 980
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The period of 1923-1948 in Irish Republic history, carried the sombre undertones of an unrealized and unrealizable ideal. In spite of riots, shootings and death, 500 unconvicted men eked out the war years in Tintown University. Here, they tell their story, spanning 25 years of history.