When Bobby Met Christy PDF ePub eBook

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When Bobby Met Christy free pdf Bobby Beasley was a champion jockey, a trait that ran in this famous racing family. By age 26, he had won a Cheltenham Gold Cup (1959), a Champion Hurdle (1960) and a Grand National (1961). He was destined for racing greatness. But when he was 24, Bobby took his first drink and soon succumbed to alcoholism. He abandoned his glittering career but turned a corner after his friend Nicky Rackard urged him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous. Five years later, aged 38, Beasley rode Captain Christy to an amazing victory at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The horse was a headstrong brute, transformed by Pat Taaffe into one of the most exciting talents in jump racing. Still a novice in the 1974 Gold Cup, Captain Christy made a bad mistake at the last fence but Beasley, a dynamic and natural rider, kept his nerve to drive his horse past the previous year's winner, The Dikler. That ride by Beasley is ranked as one of the finest in racing history. Years later Beasley observed: 'Christy gave me back my self-respect. He made a huge difference to my life and was a hell of a horse.' After retiring in 1975, Beasley ran a pub for eight years and then worked in a vineyard in Kent. In the history of unlikely comebacks, that of Irish jockey Bobby Beasley is the most heartwarming - and unlikely - of them all.

About Declan Colley

Declan Colley is from Dublin. He was Deputy Sports Editor of the Irish Examiner, where he had worked since 1981, when he retired in 2008.

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Author : Declan Colley
Publisher : The Collins Press
Data Published : 10 October 2010
ISBN : 1848890397
EAN : 9781848890398
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • When Bobby Met Christy free pdfWhen Bobby Met Christy

    . Bobby Beasley was a champion jockey, a trait that ran in this famous racing family. By age 26, he had won a Cheltenham Gold Cup (1959), a Champion Hurdle (1960) and a Grand National (1961). He was