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• Autobiography of champion jockey and much-loved sports personality Ruby Walsh 
• Ruby Walsh is a phenomenon
• The only jockey to have won all four of the
home Grand Nationals, Ruby’s racing life is the stuff of dreams
• A
charming, much-loved sports personality throughout Ireland and Great
Britain, Ruby writes in detail for the first time about a career of
remarkable success
• The narrative moves at an impressive pace from his
sport-enthused youth in County Kildare, where he showed enormous talent
from an early age, to his incredible Grand National win at Aintree on
Papillion in 2000 (at the age of twenty)
• It was Ruby’s first attempt,
on a horse trained by his father, and achieved just after suffering the
first really serious injury of his career
• He has ridden over 1,400
winners to date, including more than a thousand Irish victories and the
Irish jump jockey’s title on seven occasions
• Among numerous racing
triumphs, Ruby rode a record-breaking seven winners over four days at
the 2009 Cheltenham Festival. Ruby Walsh talks candidly and openly
about the three key working relationships in his life – with Paul
Nicholls, Willie Mullins and his father, the legendary Ted Walsh – as
well as laying bare the dynamic relationship that exists between him and
jockey Tony McCoy – both great friends and professional rivals. With
his intimate knowledge of the two greatest horses of our time, Ruby also
provides valuable insight into what it is to ride and (sometimes choose
between) Kauto Star and Denman. Ruby’s fantastic story will attract a
large spectrum of readers, from those who have only a passing interest
in the sport to those who follow all his races
• It is a searingly honest
and compelling autobiography, charting the rise and rise of an
immensely talented and popular force in the world of sport