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Pat Taaffe on Irish-trained Arkle takes the last fence ahead of English champion Mill House

Pat Taaffe on Irish-trained Arkle takes the last fence ahead of English champion Mill House


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Pat Taaffe on Irish-trained Arkle takes the last fence ahead of English champion Mill House

Pat Taaffe on Irish-trained Arkle takes the last fence ahead of English champion Mill House, ridden by G.W. Robinson before racing on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
7 March 1964
Arkle (19 April 1957 - 31 May 1970)

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1960s Action Famous Jump Legend Nineteen Sixties Racecourse Racehorse Racing Sixties Winning Steeplechase Steeplechaser


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This print captures a defining moment in horse racing history. Pat Taaffe, skillfully mounted on the magnificent Irish-trained Arkle, soars over the last fence with sheer determination etched across his face. In hot pursuit is the formidable English champion Mill House, ridden by G. W. Robinson, desperately trying to keep up. Taken on 7th March 1964 at Cheltenham racecourse, this image immortalizes Arkle's triumphant victory in the prestigious Gold Cup. The atmosphere is electric as spectators hold their breaths, witnessing a legendary battle between two iconic horses of their time. Arkle, born on 19th April 1957 and sadly passing away on 31st May 1970, was more than just a racehorse; he became a symbol of greatness and an inspiration for generations to come. This photograph encapsulates not only his incredible jumping ability but also his indomitable spirit that propelled him to countless victories. The action-packed scene transports us back to the swinging sixties when horse racing was at its peak. It serves as a reminder of the thrilling moments that unfolded within those hallowed grounds where dreams were made or shattered. General's expert lens has captured this historic event with such precision that it allows us to relive every heart-stopping second of this epic steeplechase clash. A true testament to sporting excellence and courage under pressure, this print stands as a tribute to one of horseracing's most

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