New Book on the Irish Presence at the World Famous Horse Race – The Grand National

The Grand National: The Irish at Aintree is the beautiful new title from Dublin publisher The O’Brien Press – a lavishly-illustrated hardback detailing the Irish presence and influence at Aintree, from the festival’s earliest years.

Online PR News – 04-May-2010 – – Following the success of the Kentucky Derby last weekend, The Grand National is an ideal book to appeal to horse racing lovers everywhere. Watched each year by over 600 million viewers, it evn captures the excitement and attention of people who normally do not engage in the sport.

The influence of the Irish at Aintree has been long recognized, with world famous horses such as Red Rum. Written in an laid-back and easy to read format by former Grand National jockey, Anne Holland, The Grand National is generously filled with beautiful photographs, making it a must-have coffee table for horse-racing amateurs and enthusiasts alike.

Now available in the US, The Grand National is available for purchase now.

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