Arkle: The Legend
Arkle became the first racehorse in Britain to capture public attention outside racing circles. His legendary battles with English trained champion Mill House, dominated the steeple chasing scene between 1963 and 1966.
Besides winning three consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cups (1964, 65 and 66) Arkle triumphed in a number of important handicap races including the 1964 Hennessy Gold Cup, the 1965 Gallagher Gold Cup and the 1966 Massey Ferguson Gold Cup.
So great was his dominance that the entire handicap system had to be extended to accommodate him
Often credited as the greatest steeplechaser of all time, Arkle became a national legend in Ireland, with his strength laughingly claimed to come from drinking Guinness twice a day! At one point the slogan ‘Arkle for President’ was written on a wall in Dublin…!
So, ‘What is in a Name...?’
Well, as you’re probably beginning to appreciate, it can be quite a lot. Arkle was an incredible racehorse that challenged the old dogma, going on to break numerous records and ultimately changed the national psyche forever.
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