Arkle’s legendary success paved the way for Ireland’s Gold Cup fairytale at Cheltenham

On the morning of the 1964 Gold Cup, ‘Capt Keen’ – writing in the Irish Independent – argued that a successful title defence from the English-trained Mill House would in itself be a cause for Irish celebration.

hy? Because the champion had been bred by the Lawlor family – hoteliers in Naas, Co Kildare.


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