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|Ruby Walsh was born in County Kildare, Ireland in May 1979. In amongst numerous racing triumphs he has already won the Aintree Grand National twice, on Papillon and Hedgehunter.|
Shortlisted for ‘The Energise Sport Irish Sports Book of the Year 2010’ at the Irish Book Awards. This is a public ballot and voting is open until midnight on 21st November. To cast your vote click here. In addition to this, Ruby is on the longlist for the ‘William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year 2010’. if you want to see him on the shortlist then click here and vote for this terrific autobiography by the 18th November. If he gets on the shortlist, the votes then carry over but you can continue to vote until 28th November. 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. 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.
Autobiography of champion jockey and much-loved sports personality Ruby Walsh. A much-loved sports personality throughout Ireland and Great Britain, Ruby has had a career of outstanding success, which includes having won all four of the home Grand Nationals. This new edition brings his story right up-to-date to include all of the races over the busy Christmas period as well as last year's astonishing triumph against the odds. With many doubting that he could be race-fit following a broken leg in November 2010, Ruby competed at Cheltenham Festival in March 2011 and won five races, finishing as the leading jockey. Ruby also talks 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 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, he also provides valuable insight into what it is like to ride Kauto Star and Denman. Ruby charts the rise of an immensely talented and unstoppable force in the world of sport.