Friday 23 February 2018

Visceral reality of a day at the Grand National

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

When I was a boy, I had a dream. I dreamt that one day, I would be able to get into my own car, and drive off to a race meeting.

My father, or the father of a friend of mine, would sometimes bring us to race meetings, and I would find the experience so intoxicating, I would curse the fact that I could not get there unless accompanied by an adult.

Some day, I vowed, I will be able to make my own way to the Curragh, or Leopardstown, or the Phoenix Park.

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