Thursday, April 09, 2020

BOBBYJO and Paul Carberry on their way to post for the Irish National in 1988
Photo: HEALY RACING

The Irish Grand National – Chasing a Dream chronicles the illustrious history of the iconic race, due to celebrate its 150th anniversary, unfortunately this was cancelled due to COVID-19. The programme is contextualised with transformative events in Irish history.

It’s told by generations of racing families such as Carberry, Dreaper, Moore, Mullins, Taaffe and Walsh, others include Jenny Pitman and Richard Dunwoody. It features famous horses, the likes of Arkle and Desert Orchid. Its emotional stories will capture the hearts of all viewers. The show also traces the origin of the sport in 1752.

It airs on Saturday on 11 April 7.15pm on TG4

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