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A Fine Place to Daydream: A Classic Story of the National Hunt Bill Barich

A Fine Place to Daydream: A Classic Story of the National Hunt

Bill Barich

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ISBN : 9780007191819
Paperback
304 pages
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Twenty-five years after Laughing in the Hills, his racetrack classic, Bill Barich gives us another - about how he fell in love and found a new life in Dublin, where he was soon caught up in the Irish obsession with horses and luck. At venues grandMoreTwenty-five years after Laughing in the Hills, his racetrack classic, Bill Barich gives us another - about how he fell in love and found a new life in Dublin, where he was soon caught up in the Irish obsession with horses and luck. At venues grand and lowly, Irelands steeplechase season hits its stride in October and reaches a crescendo at Englands Cheltenham Festival in March, when the Irish take on the Brits for bragging rights before a crowd of 50,000. To prepare himself for the fierce rivalry, Barich traveled his adopted country and met the leading trainers and jockeys- such champion jumpers as Florida Pearl and the quirky Moscow Flyer- the beleaguered bookies who work rain or shine- and a host of passionate, like-minded fans - from Father Sean Breen, the Racing Priest, to T. P. Reilly, whose peculiar betting system turns on a horses looks.