When Bobby met Christy
When Bobby met Christy
by Declan Colley (2010)

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The Story of Bobby Beasley and a Wayward Horse

Bobby Beasley was a champion jockey, a trait that ran in this famous racing family. By age 26, he had won a Cheltenham Gold Cup (1959), a Champion Hurdle (1960) and a Grand National (1961). But when he was 24, Bobby took his first drink and soon succumbed to alcoholism. He turned a corner after his friend Nicky Rackard urged him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous. Five years later, aged 38, Beasley rode Captain Christy to an amazing victory at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. In the history of unlikely comebacks, that of Irish jockey Bobby Beasley is the most heartwarming of them all.


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