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Artist: Refna Hamey
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History The first meeting held in Fairyhouse was in 1848 when the Ward Union Hunt held their point-to-point at this venue. From these small beginnings Fairyhouse quickly established itself as one of Ireland's premier racecourses. In 1870 the Irish Grand National was run and the winner was 'Sir Robert Peel'.

The Grand National quickly became Ireland's most valuable and prestigious steeplechase and each success has its own rich tale, none more amazing that the win in 1929 of a six year old mare 'Alike', owned and ridden by 5'4" Frank Wise who was missing three fingers and who rode with a wooden leg.

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