Barry Geraghty True Colours


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Author: Barry Geraghty

Date Published: 16-Oct-2020

Barry Geraghty is one of the greatest jockeys of all time. In 2003 he became famous the world over when he won the English Grand National aboard Monty's Pass. In 2009 he became the first jockey to win the 'big four' races at the Cheltenham Festival and the English Grand National. In 2020 he won fives races at the Cheltenham Festival, including the Champion Hurdle, marking an astonishing comeback from a broken leg that saw him spend many months in 2019 with his leg in a metal frame. Barry is covered in scars. He has broken his back three times, all his limbs, his shoulders, his ribs and his nose, and acquired over 70 stitches to his face. He has survived falls too numerous to recall, and yet, he kept getting back on the horse. Brilliantly capturing the irreplaceable buzz and adrenaline of life as a jockey, True Colours charts Barry's constant striving to find balance between chasing the highs and managing the lows in a notoriously high-stakes industry. It is a memoir about resilience, the mental power that enables the great to keep going despite the pain, despite the odds. It is about self-belief and how putting everything into something you're passionate about can make dreams happen.

About the Author

Barry Geraghty retired in July 2020 as Ireland's foremost champion jockey. In 2009 he became the first jockey to win the big four races at Cheltenham and the English Grand National. In 2020 he won five races at Cheltenham, including the Champion Hurdle. He lives in Skryne, Co. Meath with his wife Paula and their three children.

Niall Kelly is a journalist and Deputy Editor of He previously worked with Philly McMahon on The Choice and with Andy Lee on Fighter.

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