Christopher Gaisford-St Lawrence (b. 1930)
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Christopher Gaisford-St Lawrence (b. 1930)


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Track 1: His youthful enthusiasm for horseracing, and becoming involved in owning and breeding horses. Track 2: Membership of the Turf Club, and Stewarding at Baldoyle. Track 3: The expenses inherent in maintaining a racecourse. Government involvement in setting up the Racing Board. His views on the brief of the Turf Club. Track 4: The introduction of sponsorship for races, which had the advantage of attracting the best horses. The passion and the way of life of owning and training horses. Track 5: Memories of his tenure with the Turf Club. Track 6: His chairmanship of the Disciplinary Committee, and a controversial incident that occurred during this time. Track 7: The challenges he encountered while Chairman of the Finance Committee. Track 8: Power struggles within the Turf Club. Track 9: The Turf Club offices in Merrion Square, prior to the move to the Curragh.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Horse Racing Ireland Oral History Collection


128 kbps

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48 hours

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2.84 MB; 3.16 MB; 19.34 MB; 24.09 MB; 7.92 MB; 3.86 MB; 7.87 MB

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The Turf Club

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore