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When Bobby Met Christy: The Story of Bobby Beasley and a Wayward Horse

When Bobby Met Christy: The Story of Bobby Beasley and a Wayward Horse

Declan Colley

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The story of Bobby Beasley’s recovery from alcoholism and his triumph in the Cheltenham Cup with a seven year old headstrong horse called Captain Christy

Declan Colley recounts the rise and fall and rise again of Bobby Beasley. Bobby was a champion jockey having won a Cheltenham Gold Cup, a Champion Hurdle and a Grand National by the age of 26. But along the way he succumbed to alcoholism.

But it is also the story of a horse called Captain Christy, a headstrong and difficult horse. He was described as a free horse and a handful for anyone to ride. A good friend of Bobby's Nicky Rackard urged him to join the AA, where he began to face his internal demons. Pat Taafe, a trainer, showed faith in Bobby and paired him Captain Christy.

And thus began a remarkable partnership culminating in horse and rider winning the 1974 Cheltenham Gold Cup. A great read for horse racing lovers.

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Author Declan Colley
Publisher The Collins Press
Publication date 30 Oct 2010
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781848890398

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