Kauto Star Nijinsky Arkle Desert Orchid Frankel Red Rum … how do you rank the best British and Irish horses from both Flat racing and jumping? How do you compare a fleet-footed sprinter with the robust staying power of a steeplechaser?<br/> Robin Oakley’s highly personal list will provoke debate among racing fans everywhere.
The Kinanes - stalwarts of Irish racing <br/> Regarded by many as the perfect jockey Mick Kinane rounded off his thirty-four-year career on a dazzling high with champion horse Sea The Stars winning the 2000 Guineas Epsom Derby the Eclipse Stakes International Stakes Irish Champion Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in 2009.
<span>In 1964 Arkle's<span class="309020116-23092013">first-place finish</span>in the Cheltenham Gold Cup<span class="309020116-23092013">was</span> the first big<span class="309020116-23092013">winby</span> Ireland's most<span class="309020116-23092013">celebrated</span> racehorse: the horse<span class="309020116-23092013">by which </span>all others are measured.
"For decades Peter OSullevan was one of the iconic sports commentators providing the sound track for half a century of horseracing as he called home such legends of the sport as Arkle Nijinsky Red Rum and Desert Orchid.
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