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Christof Neuman (left) and Ciaran Patterson apply heat during the process of Patination in the Gaelic Street Bronze Foundry in Dublin to the lifesize statue of legendary racehorse Arkle with his trainer Pat Taaffe .The most loved and celebrated horse in Irish history, Arkle will once more connect with the Irish people in a final gesture to mark the 50th anniversary of his Cheltenham Gold Cup win. Artist, Emma McDermott completed a life size bronze statue of Arkle, with the legendary jockey Pat Taafe astride him .Completed in association with Childvision -the National Education Centre for Blind Children-The full size Arkle will be unveiled and take up permanent residency in the village of Ashbourne on the 19th of April next