A Celebration of 250 Years, 1752-2002

Book - 2001
Rate this:
Steeplechasing began in County Cork in 1752, when Edmund Blake bet Cornelius O'Callaghan a cask of wine that his own hunter could beat O'Callaghan's to the steeple of St. Leger nearly five miles away. Anne Holland's book celebrates the great moments in this sport's 250 year history by portraying steeplechasing's story thematically. She draws portraits of the sport's progress during the 19th century, which saw the first running of the Grand National, and brings evocative memories of steeplechasing and the characters who participated in it in the 20th century.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2001.
ISBN: 9780316857734
Branch Call Number: 798/.4509/Hol 6173mb 1
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top