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By: Hillgate Publishing  05/12/2011
Keywords: racing

Stallions & Power - The Scandals of the Irish National Stud

Author: Conor Ryan

The Irish National Stud has always been much more than it was ever meant to be. And it has generated uproar at a rate far greater than it would have wished.

The Stud has been the public's window to one of Ireland's most treasured, lucrative and secretive industries. There have been splurges. And there have been purges.

Every spring season hundreds of breeders pin their hopes on the performance of its stallions. But loads of visitors pile into its car park all year round. Thousands of people drive past its farm every day. But few know what goes on inside the Irish National Stud.

Bullying and bad business mixers with power and privilege. The money has been staggering and the scandals shocking.

This book uncovers it all.

Author: Conor Ryan
ISBN 978-0-9541819-3-2

On sale now €14.75 postage and package included.

T.P. Burns - A Racing Life

Author: Guy St. John Williams

Of those still actively involved in irish racing nobody can rival T.P.Burns' remarkable repertoire of experience, observation and anecdote. TP has been there, senn it all, done it all and now recounts an active involvement that began with his first winner at the Curragh in 1938 and only concluded in colours with his winning swansong at Punchestown in 1989.

From apprenticeship to the legendary Steven Donoghue in pre WWII England to assisting his son James today, TP gives his candid impressions of his equally famour father - "Scotman" Burns - Joe Canty and Morny Wing, the trio that dominated Irish flat racing for decades.

Author: Guy St. John Williams
ISBN 0-9541819-1-3

On sale now €30.00 postage and package included.

Sonny: For the Good Times

Author: Frank Corr

Sonny is a national treasure. Musician, singer, husband, father and grandfather, he is one of Ireland’s best-loved entertainers. Sonny has always been a public personality and a private family man. He has done it all – orchestra, showbands, cabaret, TV, radio and albums. In his autobiography, he tells his story, including his two encounters with cancer. He is back on the entertainment scene today, singing as well as ever and packing major venues throughout Ireland.

Author: Frank Corr
ISBN 978-0-9541819-2-5

On sale now €12.99 postage and package included.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: racing

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