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Piebald - Cahirmee Horse Fair
11-JUL-2011 Dick Keely

Piebald - Cahirmee Horse Fair

Buttevant, Co. Cork

"It would be interesting, if one could trace the history of many of the young colts and fillies that started out on their career of fame when they were brought to the fair-field of Cahirmee. One at least of them has achieved immortality, for he served as the throne from which a great captain-general brought a continent to his feet. He is the white charger Marengo, which Napoleon is shown as riding in Meissonier's masterpiece The Retreat from Moscow". Coincidentally, the Duke of Wellington's horse at the Battle of Waterloo, an Irish black named Copenhagen, was also purchased at Cahirmee. Reference: Wikipedia

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