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24/09/2021

New beer in honour of famous horse whose bones are on display in Kildare

A new beer has been named in honour of Ireland’s most famous racehorse whose skeleton is on display in Kildare. The beer named after Arkle will be on tap at Cheltenham Racecourse’s Arkle Bar from Friday as the result of a partnership with local brewery Arkell’s. Arkle AleArkle Ale is described as being smooth with a well-rounded finish, “like its namesake”. Arkle, which became a national legend in Ireland, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times: in 1964, 1965 and 1966. His strength was jokingly claimed to come from drinking Guinness twice a day. His skeleton is now on display in the Irish National Stud, at Tully outisde Kildare. A statue in his memory was erected in Ashbourne Co. Meath in April 2014. He was born in County Meath in 1957 and named after a Scottish mountain. John Arkell at Arkell’s Brewery, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate our ‘almost’ namesake by teaming up with Cheltenham Racecourse this year. We’re off to a flying start by supplying the Arkle Bar and brewing a fantastic new beer.”

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