Anne Holland

Anne Holland

Anne Holland was a successful amateur rider who once rode at Aintree on Grand National day. She has written many books on horse-racing including Steeplechasing: A Celebration, The Grand National: The Irish At Aintree and All in the Blood.

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The Legend of 'Himself'

Written by Anne Holland, Foreword by Jim Dreaper

In 1964 Arkle's win in the Cheltenham Gold Cup marked the start of an incredible campaign by Ireland’s most legendary racehorse. Fifty years on from his incredible wins, Anne Holland looks at Arkle’s career, which has never been surpassed.

Festival Fever

The Irish at Cheltenham

It is said the land level of Ireland rises a few feet every March because so many people have left for the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham. Rivalry at this pinnacle of jump racing has always been keen but has risen to new levels in the 21st Century, with many Irish winners across all the races.

The Grand National

The Irish at Aintree

This lavishly-illustrated book examines the Irish presence at Aintree from the festival’s earliest years.
A wide-ranging and compulsively readable account of a beloved institution.


A Remarkable Racing Family

The official biography of one of Ireland’s most famous racing families. Twenty members of the immediate Kinane family from Tipperary have been jockeys: and one a world champion!

Winners All

Favourite Racehorses Through the Years

A dream line-up of racehorses, spanning 300 years, from the Byerley Turk to the steeplechasers and hurdlers of the 21st century, all brought to life by Anne’s Holland’s passion and expertise. Includes: The Byerley Turk, Eclipse, Manifesto, Nijinksy, Istabraq, Beef or Salmon, Moscow Flyer, Zenyatta and many more …