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Paul Carberry - One Hell Of A Ride

By Paul Carberry with Des Gibson
Hardback , 320 pages
Published: 02/11/2011
Publisher: Paperweight Publications
Price: £16.99


Paul Carberry is one of greatest jockeys the world has ever seen. But that is only part of his amazing life story. Completely fearless and without equal on a horse, Paul tackles everyday life in much the same manner. Coming from one of Ireland's leading 'racing families', Carberry’s unique riding style and natural talent have set him aside from his rivals, and is widely regarded as the most naturally-gifted horseman that this country has ever produced. A Grand National winner with Bobbyjo in 1999, Paul was also two-time Champion Jockey and has amassed over 1,600 winners in a professional career spanning over 20 years.

But this book is about much more than this. Paul Carberry has been no angel, and he refuses to hide from any of this. He is brutally honest and frank when tackling the issues that have mapped his life. From the highs at the racecourse, Paul also talks candidly about his struggle with alcohol, his failed breath tests, his injuries and his endless suspensions. He also discusses the circumstances which led to his sentencing to prison for setting fire aboard an aircraft in 2005.

But it is Paul’s unique connection with the horses he loves, his almost reckless approach, and his warrior attitude to riding despite the constant reality of life-threatening injury that set this book aside. Here lies Paul Carberry: gifted, fearless...and brutally honest.