The skeleton of one of Ireland's most famous races horses will go on display in a new museum at the National Stud.

The remains of champion racehorse Arkle be exhibited at the new National Stud Museum.

The exploits of that great steeplechaser Arkle will form the backbone of this museum.

Arkle was somewhat of a celebrity in his day. Before his injury he collected more fan mail than the average film star. Arkle's career was cut short.  While jumping in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park in 1966, he broke a pedal bone in his left front leg. He subsequently developed rheumatism and was finally put down in 1970. 
(In this report Michael O'Briain says the injury occurred in 1968, when in fact it was 1966.)

The National Stud have unearthed the bones of Arkle and his skeleton will now form the centre piece of the museum at the National Stud in county Kildare.  

An RTÉ news report by Michael O'Briain broadcast on 12 November 1976.